Trends#WhatIReallyReallyWant: social sharing for more rights

Giulia Baroni7 years ago8 min


Once again, the call to action is pushed through social media. With the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant, women are asked to share pictures of themselves saying what they want. Why?

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want, So tell me what you want, what you really really want… Raise your hands if you have been reading and singing at the same time! Well, my hand is raised. It was 1996 when Spice Girls spiced up our lives with this song and now, 20 years after it turned into a women’s rights anthem.

UN “Project Everyone”

Last year, global leaders signed the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities. UN launched The Global Goals for a sustainable development for everyone by 2030 and this year, the focus is on girls: choose the goal you care the most about, take a selfie and share it..

“If the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them. So the simple but mighty ambition of   “Project Everyone”– is to share the global goals with all 7 billion people on this planet”.

The Global Goals
The Global Goals

Global goals for global girls

This is what Richard Curtis, director of the #WhatIReallyReallyWant video that features dancers and female artists from all over the globe, involved in a breathtaking choreography mentioned. And what’s better than a Spice Girls song to represent them?

MJ Delaney said that “Spice Girls were about a group of different women joining together and being stronger through that bond. These differences are what we want to celebrate in this film, while showing there are some universal things that all girls, everywhere, really, really want.” And this project literally got the attention of everyone.

Starting from Victoria Beckham, who said “Twenty years on — Girl Power being used to empower a new generation. So proud of The Global Goals,” Mel C said “Flattered and honoured that our crazy song is being used so beautifully”. Posh and sporty, but also others from the global jet set decided to do something and use social networks to share their goals: Emma Watson, Jamie Oliver, Jacqueline Fernandez…but a lot of common women, living everyday life with a lower paycheck, a lower education, forced to get married… they are ones that must share all of this by using all possible hashtags: #GirlPower, #Wannabe, #GlobalGoals.

Ladies, if we really really want to be listened, we need to be loud, we need to be clear, we need to make a statement so in September, when everything will be presented to the UN, there will be no misunderstanding: equal rights for women and girls. Is it too much to ask in 2016?

So ladies, let’s open our wardrobes and take out our old dresses and boots, it’s time to dance, share and fight, saying all together #WhatIReallyReallyWant.

Giulia Baroni

Vivo in una nube, non solo come scelta digitale ma anche come scelta di vita. A volte torno sulla terra e adoro realizzare che viviamo in un mondo globalizzato, ecco perché sono sempre curiosa e pronta ad imparare da culture differenti. Vivi per imparare ed impara per vivere.

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