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Why Mari Jasmine Is The Role Model We All Need Rig...

Why Mari Jasmine Is The Role Model We All Need Right Now

Last night, Mari Jasmine shared a powerful message on Instagram, urging her followers to stand up for what they believe in. In light of the recent Women’s March and US President Trump’s new refugee ban, the host and blogger (you can add political activist) has expressed her thoughts on the world we now live in: no equal rights, women putting down other women, and discrimination against religion, race, and social standing.

“I am a woman, with opinions.” she stated. ” It’s a beautiful thing, to have the freedom to express my thoughts without being persecuted for it. I often take it for granted. There will never be a world where you agree with everyone, not only would that be rather boring, but dangerous. We’ve all seen the consequences of living in our proverbial ‘political bubbles’. Shock horror, it dawns on us that there are many people out there that think very differently to how we do…”

She ends her inspiring message with, “So boys and girls, here’s to more talking and standing up for what we believe in. I believe in equal rights and opportunities for both genders. I believe in the right to choose who we love. I believe that people should not be discriminated against because of their religious beliefs, the colour of their skin, or how much money they have in the bank. I believe in the right for women to have control of their own bodies. But most importantly, I believe that people have the right, and DUTY, to speak about these issues, no matter what your stance may be.”

With followers approving her call to action, it’s a wonderful thing to have a celebrity who uses her social media power to influence others.

“On point! I love the way you see things and I firmly believe that we all have our duties to do what is right and just in every situation whatever happens, whatever it takes,” one follower commented.

Another agreed, “I fully stand and love this post! @mari_jasmn you are so right. Us women should empower another always! Nothing but love from here! Thank you for this reminder.”

Read her full post below:

I am a woman, with opinions. It’s a beautiful thing, to have the freedom to express my thoughts without being persecuted for it. I often take it for granted. There will never be a world where you agree with everyone, not only would that be rather boring, but dangerous. We’ve all seen the consequences of living in our proverbial ‘political bubbles’. Shock horror, it dawns on us that there any many people out there that think very differently to how we do. Conversation and discourse is essential for us to dissect ideologies and make us question our morals and values. It saddens me when I see women being put down (especially by other women!!!) for voicing their opinion! We’re not here to look pretty and sit in the corner. Being “classy” isn’t about staying quiet and not saying anything provocative… I find the notion abhorrent. So boys and girls, here’s to more talking and standing up for what we believe in. I believe in equal rights and opportunities for both genders. I believe in the right to choose who we love. I believe that people should not be discriminated against because of their religious beliefs, the colour of their skin, or how much money they have in the bank. I believe in the right for women to have control of their own bodies. But most importantly, I believe that people have the right, and DUTY, to speak about these issues, no matter what your stance may be.

A photo posted by Mari Jasmine (@mari_jasmn) on


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