28 September 2008
The Power Of A Woman
In many cultures, particularly outside of the U.S. and like countries, women are still very oppressed and suppressed, and regarded as the weaker sex. Many women are forced to comply with extensive and erroneous rules, which are instated by men. These men consider themselves strong because of their power, and yet it takes more strength to follow rules than to make them. For men it is not particularly taxing to patrol and punish women who step outside the boundaries given to them. Many men easily accomplish regulation in numbers and with weapons. There's nothing strong or admirable about unjust abuse of power.
More so, it takes deep-rooted strength and audacity, for women to object and fight for the rights of women as equal human beings. Men will perhaps never know the strength and courage that is required of woman to rise against a capital of sexist men.
Even in countries such as the U.S., women still face resistance and difficulties to get where they want and be considered of equal ability as men. It has been said: what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. And as women confronting and overcoming oppression from men has only increasingly made us stronger, and a force to be reckoned with. The more trials dealt to us, the more opportunities we are given to triumph.
Furthermore, I've heard men say repeatedly, that there's nothing they find more beautiful than a woman. In history, it has often been a women who has been the only being capable of bringing even the most powerful of men to their knees. After all, even powerful men are not immune to going weak in the knees at the sight of a beautiful woman.
As for the most delusional men who believe a woman is of no use other than, perhaps, as a sex object, they should consider the fact that it was a woman who gave birth to them and brought them into this world. Nothing they have obtained in life would have been possible without first a woman giving them the opportunity to live.
The argument for women rights and equal consideration is in a sense, endless, as there are countless reasons, besides the few I briefly touched on above, as to why women are anything but weak and lacking. Of course, there may always be men who will try to contradict any argument that does not support men being superior beings. Nonetheless, as women, we should always celebrate our uniqueness and be aware of our strength, and call on our strength, even, to fight for the rights of women who are still under much oppression.
So ladies, tell me what are some things you like about being female? Please do dish on any "girl power" stories whether they're from your own life, or just one you heard. And what are your views and thoughts on the debate of supposed men superiority and women's rights? (And just so you're not unsure, gentlemen, you're welcome to share your views on this topic as well).
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