Recently, while reading a women empowerment article it came to me, I am all for women’s rights but I’m not really for the old version of ERA. Wait! Before you slay me I want to explain. Lately, I’ve been listening to women tear each down instead of building each other up. There has been no love or encouragement. And frankly, I’m ashamed of our sex!
I’m ashamed that we the better and most powerful sex have failed to take the high road and use what we have been given by God to promote each other. I would also like to remind women that we have raised these men and taught them how to treat us. NOW, we as women need to think about what we want and teach our sons better, so that they will grow into men that are respectful and loving toward the women in their life.
I’m not writing to tackle abortion, our rights in the military or equal pay, because these are just the tip of the iceberg. Men that pass laws, all had moms. Moms like you and me who are raising boys. I don’t have to protest to teach them right from wrong. I don’t have to scream and yell at them that we deserve equal pay. I have been blessed to have a husband by my side all of these years, but many women haven’t been so lucky. They have raised their children on their own, and this should encourage those children to do better for moms and dads. My husband and I have worked to teach our daughter and sons by example, that they can achieve anything they want with determination. We have taught them morals, manners and the importance of hard work.
Women have been blessed to bring life into this world and this alone makes us the most powerful sex. I believe men are the weaker sex and women have to nurture and care for them to turn them into adults. We raise the young, we hold down jobs, we cook, clean and do so many things that we can’t be replaced. So why, are we not teaching men how to treat us by example?
Part of the reason, I think, is because women have choices. We have many more choices than men. We decide if we will have children or a family, we decide whether we want to continue working or stay home, we decide if we go into the military or not. Men can’t have children, generally speaking have to hold a job, possibly pay child support with OUR decision whether or not to have children, and are required by law to register and possibly be drafted. To me this says, the ball is in our court ladies.
Does this mean I don’t stand up for women’s rights? Does this mean I don’t agree with marching for our rights? NO! It means, there is right way and wrong way to everything, and women marching with vaginas on their heads humiliated as women. We should march on our beliefs, we should gather in groups and discuss how better to teach our children. Instead, I had my 14 year old son come home from school laughing that women were marching with vaginas on their heads and then asking me point blank if they (the men) should be marching with condoms on their heads. (I can tell you that I laughed hard before addressing this with him).
I guess my point is women who feel powerless and are not being oppressed can find a better way to protest, march and argue. We need to support each other and our individual choices. When I quit corporate to stay home and raise my children I was frowned upon. It’s time we realize we HAVE choices and that we CAN educate the future population of this country simply be being women.