The month is almost over but in case you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month.
While I may come across as a staunch feminist every now and then (okay, most of the time), those of you of the male species, please know that I love you. I do. And I’m grateful for you. I am.
WITH THAT OUT OF THE WAY…
I promise not to go on a rant about how women historically have consistently gotten the short end of the stick.
I’ll refrain from talking about the old and tired yet still unresolved saga of the struggles of women in the home, in the workplace, in politics, in the media, and in the church (yes, the church).
I won’t breathe a word about how women are marginalized by poverty and violence in many developed and developing countries today, or how unacceptable it is that this fact persists generation after generation.
This post is simply an appeal. An appeal to all of us to take a moment to honor a special woman or girl in our lives. In your life.
Without women, there would be no Dixie Chicks, Spice Girls, The Bangles and The Go-Go’s.
Without women, would there be children? Babies? Births?
Without women, there would be no Charlie’s Angels or Gilmore Girls.
Without women, would there be the fabled feminine touch?
Without women, there would be no grandmothers or grandchildren.
Without women, would there be dresses made from diaphanous flowing fabrics perfect in the springtime?
Without women, would there be strappy heels? Silky, lacy lingerie?
Without women, what would Nicholas Kristof write about? And who would he write it with?
Without women, there would be no husbands and ex-husbands (in most of the U.S. except Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C.).
Without women, there would be no Mother Teresa. Mother Nature. Mother Earth.
Without women, where would we be? You and me?
Is there a woman or girl you’d like to honor during Women’s History Month? Comments of any kind, vibe or length always welcome. Let’s discuss!
You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. ~ Jane Galvin Lewis
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