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Keep your coins, I want change

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The world has profoundly changed ever since Web 2.0 and the new media has emerged. With a single click, we could change and affect things dramatically. This is a new form of platform where different voices can be heard. It has the ability to connect you with people who matter and people who care. Web 2.0 and new media can either wreak havoc or unite millions of people who share the same passion. It’s just a matter of how you use your power with this fairly new technology. It’s completely up to your hands if you want to use this for enjoyment or as an instrument to create a new and different kind of revolution.

I think that Web 2.0 has a lot of different solutions for the global women’s empowerment movement. The first one is that web 2.0 is a catalyst for transporting information from one place to another. It’s one of its simplest functions and yet its effects are dramatically immense. If someone lets their voice be heard through Web 2.0 then their plight and concerns can easily be seen in the web which means that the news can spread with no difficulty and rapidly. Second is that it unites women from all corners of the world to bring forth and unite for their cause. It’s very easy to communicate with others through web 2.0 when you live thousands of miles apart. The third and last one is that it brings awareness to the people from all over the world and this may or may not affect them but they will be inclined to make a move to serve these people, these women who needs their help the most.

These tools are empowering to me because I know that I have the power to change these situations. I have the knowledge to inspire people to move, and that I have the resources to make this true through Web 2.0. It’s very empowering to know that I am capable of helping women from all over the world who experience different kinds of injustice and together with the people who share the same views and passion as I do, we are unstoppable. No one can stop us from calling out for change, for calling out for equality, and for calling out for what we truly deserve as women and citizens of each country that we inhabit. We are women, we are change.

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Iryna's picture

Unstoppable

Candy, I like so much how you say "we are unstoppable" :) That's so true! I think this is very female quality, she will fight to protect her and her family till the end. By the way, that is why we take care about babies, not men ;) And yes, I support you with my both unstoppable hands! :)

candyguibone's picture

Aw, we're all in this

Aw, we're all in this together!

JaniceW's picture

We are women, we are change.

Your writing is very powerful. I am excited to learn more about how web 2.0 is helping you reach across the street, across communities and across borders to effect change. You have the idealism of youth and the passion of one who refuses to be silenced. I look forward to reading more from you.

candyguibone's picture

I'm so sorry for the late

I'm so sorry for the late reply! I've been so busy with school that I had no time to access the internet. Thank you so much for your feedback Ms. Janice! I'm still very young but I want to be able to help women from all over the world and this is one way of doing that. I hope I can continue with this application despite of other circumstances and I'm also looking forward to making other articles like this.

libudsuroy's picture

Hi, Eileen/Candy, Great to

Hi, Eileen/Candy,
Great to read your work. It exudes verve. Very hip. Yet, passionate. And I like the photo that you have chosen to go with your piece. I am excited to read your features about the lives of women who have touched you and who embody the change that empowerment brings.

Blessings,
libudsuroy/Lina Sagaral Reyes
Mindanao, The Philippines

''Every Day is a Journey and the Journey itself is Home.'' (Matsuo Basho)

candyguibone's picture

Thank you! I know it's very

Thank you! I know it's very simple and it's not really my best work but I'll try to do better next time!

Myrthe's picture

Powerful

I like how you end your article, Eileen, very powerful! Do you have any specific situations in mind that you want to work towards changing using web tools? And do you have any ideas or plans how you would use these tools?
I'm looking forward to reading more from you!

candyguibone's picture

Thank you so much for your

Thank you so much for your kind words Ms. Myrthe! I love using the blogosphere for my thoughts and ramblings although I haven't been very active I admit. I want to make a new blog specifically for things concerning women from all over the world and I intend to make that plan a reality after I'm not so cooped up with summer classes and requirements.

Myrthe's picture

You should definitely start

You should definitely start to blog and write about women's issues from your perspective! Go for it!

Katharina's picture

I can only underline what was

I can only underline what was previously stated: very powerful post you have there, Candy! You are absolutely right, it brings women from all corners of the world together, just look at us here at WorldPulse. I think this is terrific and we should make the best use of it. Keep up with this inspirational writing!

Well said! By creating a public forum for discussion, Web 2.0 can help strengthen the feminist movement and promote female empowerment around the world. I can't wait to see how you and others use your knowledge and take advantage of your resources to shake things up and create change!

Courtney Michelle Miller
Digital Communications Strategist and Multimedia Producer
http://courtneymichellemiller.org

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