~ By DAF
Historically, there has been a spectacular disregard for women and our basic value. In some countries, when a girl is on her period, she is considered unclean. Without adequate sanitary protection, she has no choice but to stay home from school during this time. That means she likely misses about a week of her education per month. This can significantly alter even her ability to be educated which can affect her whole life.
Women contribute to society in similar ways to men. We are leaders, scientists, artists, musicians, poets, dancers, and heads of companies. But you are valuable as a woman in your own right. Our worth does not depend on our position or diminish mans' worth.
Women and men are equally necessary and important. However, we have not been treated as valuable in most world societies. In some countries, a woman’s grave is not marked or her birth recorded. The men who are supposed to love her and protect her have the power to kill her when they choose; and they sometimes do.
Doesn't it seem obvious that we are valuable? After-all, we make up approximately half the humans on earth. Every man or woman born, all the great ones in history; the rulers, explorers, scientists and inventors; all were born of woman, carried and delivered with great pain and suffering. Almost every person who has ever lived has been raised by a woman or women. Yet our worth is not obvious, even to us at times.*. It’s strange when you think about it.
The truth is, we are not only valuable, we are essential. Not just because we are capable of giving birth. Much more than that. At the least, we are what makes life worth living for men—we inspire them. We make the world a more beautiful place and we add feminine perspective. We are nurturers. We care about how people feel, not just that the “job gets done.” Can you imagine a world where no one cared about how people feel about what they are doing? We are the sensitive ones. But at our worst, we can make life hell for not only men but everyone else.