Monday, December 10, 2007

African Women



African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. ~Wangari Maathai

8 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Oh yes!

Forever Young said...

and this african woman says 'hear hear'.

polona said...

indeed. and not just african woman...

Princess Haiku said...

I agree but also all women everywhere. I look at the way American girls are torturing themselves to look "stylish" and the spectrum of eating disorders. We need to renew the women's movement everywhere. Things are getting almost, "The Handmaid's Tale" esque. Another, provocative and interesting post.

get zapped said...

janice- :-)

4ey- right on!

polona- indeed!

princess- you know, I agree with you, it's easy to get complacent and think we've "made it", but I see what the younger women are doing and it's not all that progressive. Thanks for your input!

Stephen Bess said...

My African wife already knows this. She tells me every day. :)

Maithri said...

I think you know how i feel about this one dear friend.

It is so important, especially in cultures where the voice of woman is stifled or held back in any way - to support, to empower to show women that they are the future of this world.

Love and blessings to you my friend,

M

get zapped said...

Stephen- you are lucky and so is your wife ;)

maithri- yes, you speak the truth and I am grateful to hear this from a man, it takes all people to make change happen. ~Peace