Random Thoughts

What Say You?

Greetings readers,

I am back, did  you enjoyed your Independence day celebration?….Speaking of Independence

Some people  say, times have changed. I say, people have changed.

Flashback… to the days when wives stayed at home while husbands worked to support their families.

Moving forward to the birth of the women’s movement and feminist ideology causing women to leave their homes, and join the work force. However, women are still expected to come home and perform their domestic duties.  Most of the women I spoke to about women working outside of the home, said they felt that ” society and their families are punishing them for wanting to be recognized for more them just a stay at home house wife.”

The punishment these women are referring to is the labels given to “women who want have it all. They are called Superwoman or Ms. Independent, High maintain, and because they have a job, they don’t need a man. Women in the work force are belittled and told that they are trying to compete with men. So, chivalry is dead, because women raised their voices and want to have a say, instead of being dictated to by a cultural belief that “a women’s place is in the home.”

Back to the matter of women who feel they are being punished for wanting to earn a pay check, obtain an education and explore their creative abilities. Husbands are demanding that their wives  give of their earnings and contribute to the household expenses; as away of a wife ” doing her part.”

When referring to the financial situation in a relationship, I hear this phrase ” Whats mine is mine and whats hers is hers.” Gone are the days of what we earn is ours. Husbands are hiding money, wives have to conceal the fact that they have back account.  This why I say, people have changed.

 

What say you?

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Education

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On March 8, Intnational Women’s Day will be celebrated in various ways to recognize the contributions women have made to society. In the minds of some people, they think wow! “We’ve come a long way, baby” from the days of slavery, suffrage and the feminist movement.  We had Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to the United States Congress, Condoleezza Rice, the first African American woman to serve as Secretary of State, and Sonia Sotomayor, the first Supreme Court Justice of Hispanic heritage. Even though women have made progress, there are still social challenges that women worldwide struggle to overcome, such as the problems associated with forced marriages and the denial for women’s rights to education due to cultural and religious constraints.

Throughout history, women have experienced strict rules that have kept them from moving forward socially, politically and economically.  For instant, the barbaric practice of female circumcision that cripples and kills countless innocent girls. The horror of murdering female babies because in some societies they are perceived as useless and a financial burden. Currently, women continue to endure chauvinism, sexism, verbal, physical and sexual abuse. Women are constantly being reminded that they should be seen and not heard. These narrow-minded beliefs is what motivates women to continue to press on to strive for greatness.

WHAT SAY YOU?