Just stopping by the blog with some girl power to my sisters across the world to celebrate International Women’s Day. I hope each and every one of us get to live to see the day when women are no longer beaten, forced to bear children, battered, forced into prostitution, abused, discriminated against, held in slavery, raped, mutilated, ridiculed, bonded in marriage, circumcised, sold, and traded.
I long for the day when women are no longer blamed for the clothes they wore when they were raped, the words they spoke when they were beaten by their partners and the helplessness they feel when they are isolated in their marriages. I wish that one day women aren’t the only ones held responsible for pregnancies. I hope that young women will one day go to college solely for the purpose of an education and not at all for the purpose of finding someone to marry. I want to live to see that women will go to work and get equal pay.
I think women are astonishing creations. Being a woman is one of the things in my life that I am most proud of. Being part of the world’s largest minority, however, is not. And so the fight must go on..!