Women should be respected as well! Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?…Women, who struggle and suffer pain to ensure the continuation of the human race, make much tougher and more courageous soldiers than all those big-mouthed freedom-fighting heroes put together!” — Anne Frank
I read this quote on a post from Valentine Belonwu “200 Most Fearless Women…”.
I would like to say here that I am not a feminist. However, I do believe that the expectations and assumptions adhered to women are often misplaced.
There are many debates about equal rights for women, equal pay for women. There are many company boardrooms that have no women directors/trustees or senior managers, or have a bad percentage ratio compared with the employee payroll.
And Anne Frank’s question about “how many people look upon women too as soldiers?” is a provocative question.
Women have been in battles too many to mention and we will continue to battle – for all those things that I mentioned earlier – and more. However, as with all battles, for some people – both male and female – there should always be the discernment to know when to withdraw from a battle gracefully. That’s called character. Knowing that, I believe, can be one of the greatest strengths of all.
How do you think women should “fight” in today’s society?
Should women win at any cost?
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