This is the post I read from Ms. Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015. I am going to repost it and I would like to solicit views from potential readers regarding there comments about this post on respecting women.
WOMAN. . . . . . . . .
When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day.......
An angel came by and asked." Why spend so much time on her?"
The lord answered. "Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?"
She must function on all kinds of situations,
She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time,
Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart,
She must do all this with only two hands,"
She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day"
THE ANGEL was impressed" Just two hands.....impossible!
And this is the standard model?"
The Angel came closer and touched the woman"
"But you have made her so soft, Lord".
"She is soft", said the Lord,
"But I have made her strong. You can't imagine what she can endure and overcome"
"Can she think?" The Angel asked...
The Lord answered. "Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate"
The Angel touched her cheeks....
"Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her"
"She is not leaking...it is a tear" The Lord corrected the Angel…
"What's it for?" Asked the Angel..... .
The Lord said. "Tears are her way of expressing her grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride."...
This made a big impression on the Angel,
"Lord, you are a genius. You thought of everything.
A woman is indeed marvellous"
Lord said."Indeed she is.
She has strength that amazes a man.
She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when she feels like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, cries when happy and laughs when afraid.
She fights for what she believes in.
Her love is unconditional.
Her heart is broken when a next-of-kin or a friend dies but she finds strength to get on with life"
The Angel asked: So she is a perfect being?
The lord replied: No. She has just one drawback
"She often forgets what she is worth".
W O M A N:
● changes her name.
● changes her home.
● leaves her family.
● moves in with you.
● builds a home with you.
● gets pregnant for you.
● pregnancy changes her body.
● she gets fat.
● almost gives up in the labour room due to the unbearable pain of child birth..
● even the kids she delivers bear your name..
Till the day she dies.. everything she does... cooking, cleaning your house, taking care of your parents, bringing up your children, earning, advising you, ensuring you can be relaxed, maintaining all family relations, everything that benefit you.. sometimes at the cost of her own health, hobbies and beauty.
So who is really doing whom a favour?
Dear men, appreciate the women in your lives always, because it is not easy to be a woman.
Being a woman is priceless
W - WONDERFUL MOTHER.
O - OUTSTANDING FRIEND.
M - MARVELLOUS DAUGHTER.
A - ADORABLE SISTER.
N - NICEST GIFT TO MEN FROM GOD.
I respect women.
As a woman, fighting for the right of women is always right for me. I should have an advantage over man. This is because as we check history women are subject to oppression. As a part of the minority and marginalized group at this time it is high time for women to rise into the pedestal of being respected and be acknowledged in the society. This is the era where women has no more space for being tagged as someone weak and meek in the society. Woman has already the right on what to choose in life. Either to stay at home or go out and get some career.Yet, as I check the post above the way it describes woman is nothing different of marginalizing them. This is about the stereotype we are living about woman. We are living in the perception on what makes woman strong is her softness. Her value of strength is due to what she is capable of from her weaknesses. Let us not forget the reasons of some employers way back then of not hiring a woman in a work place. Woman can be a lost in a company. Companies are paying woman for being absent at work because she is giving birth. Woman could not attend to work because she is going to take care of a sick son or daughter. Woman could not finish a project or a task given because she cannot focus due to a problem at home. How can this weakness of a woman become a strength?
Can't we just not make women the way they should be and appreciate them as to what they are capable of. We need to take care all women. We should not be exacting about women. Not giving birth or bearing a child should not make women less of women. We should face the reality that woman is always a woman. It might be in a physiological or in a psychological perspective. When women's biological aspect limits them on what they are capable of this is because they are women. They are built and developed this way. Let us not limit our description of women. Women should demand respect and become an equal of man because we are all the same human beings. Only, we play different role in the society we are in due to the attributes woman have that is not within the human race's control.
According to the Population Commission (one who promotes Gender and Development)-Gender and Development (GAD) refers to the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices and contends that women are active agents of development, not just passive recipients of development. THIS IS WHAT WOMEN SHOULD FIGHT FOR. We are not only after for #respect but we must be a front liner of change as well.
Kindly live your comments on your views about women.