"With great power comes great responsibility." Peter Parker may have needed this advice, but women know how to live and breathe it. Often subject to stereotypes, misconceptions, and not to mention misogyny on different levels, ladies have powered through these situations while maintaining a complex yet alluring persona filled with both grace and fierceness. So in celebration of International Women's Month in March, we reached out to amazing influencers, trailblazers, and personalities across Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines to share #UnfilteredStatements and be unapologetically themselves as they talk about their thoughts and convictions against the most common misconceptions on being a woman.
"Women can't thrive in a 'man's' world."
She says: "I am a pilot, and I am a woman, conquering a man's world."
"Feminists are always angry for no reason."
Women who voice their opinions on gender equality are often branded as 'man-haters'. In fact, feminism has often been aligned with such extremities. However, yoga instructor, trainer, and blogger Anna Manalastas states otherwise.
She says: "They're just passionate in expressing and communicating the truth that everyone is equal."