Let’s celebrate what it means to be a woman in today’s day and age. Personally, I am grateful that I live during a time where what I say or write matters. Or that I have a voice in the first place. That I have been able to access the best education. That I can go out and vote. And drive. That I can usually go about my daily routine in peace. That I can travel alone. I don’t have to do the laundry by hand (yes for electricity and appliances!) That I was brought up in a household where we were allowed to think for ourselves. I know that I have been blessed because I have seen what happens when we don’t treat our daughters equally. One of my grandmothers was illiterate. Neither ever worked an outside job or had a career although both were brilliant. My mother was a top student and had dreams to go to med school but had to sacrifice it for her family and helped send her brother instead. There are countless girls who make this sacrifice who just due to being a female, their education is not prioritized. Their brothers are seen as having the better earning potential for the family since the daughter will get married and leave. They don’t see that society grows and expands and things get better for the nation collectively when girls are educated also. Unfortunately, in many nations, girls stop going to school after primary school due to secondary schools requiring a tuition or they are too far from home and not safe for them to travel to or they start their periods and do not have sanitary pads. I hope that we all are grateful for our blessings and live to our full potential.
If you guys would like to help sponsor a needy child’s education, you can visit the Optimists. They help cover the extra tuition fees for children who have done well in school but cannot afford the tuition, visit http://www.theoptimists.org.
Help girls afford sanitary napkins at http://www.daysforgirls.org
Visit http://www.malala.org to help fund education for girls.
Education is key to a fundamental change in society and to fight ignorance.