I'm a woman with a lot of opinions.
Just based on this first line I'm sure someone has clicked off, grumbling to themselves about the fact that A: No one asked for them, or B: No one said I couldn't share them. Either way, it can still be disheartening.
But that's just it. No one has to explicitly tell me they don't want to hear my opinions, rather they can show they are uninterested, bored, and even annoyed in more ways than one.
I think it all boils down to that some people don't like a strong woman who is confident in herself. Some people would rather we sit back and be passive. That's why I'm here to stress the importance of women speaking out, especially when it comes to controversial issues they feel strongly about. I'm just sick of women being put down for being strong, confident, and capable of creating intelligent, coherent thought.
Now more than ever we have to support one another. In times where people are continuously interrupting us, demeaning us in front of peers, we need one another to lean on. That's not to say that everyone does it, but there are people out there who will blatantly disregard what women have to say just on the sole basis that we are women.
Don't be afraid to share your opinions and thoughts, strongly, loudly, and confidently. Let them be heard. Remember who you are and don't be afraid to show it. You are strong, you are bold, and you have a voice. You deserve to be heard.