We are the Women
Like most sexual species, the sex ratio in humans is close to 1:1, in 2020 the world’s gender ratio in 2020 was 101.69 males vs 100 females around there. What interests me is that as much as all birth seems independent the gender balance is stable.
The gender and gender equality debate is not too old. Imagine, Just 100 years ago in 1920 the most democratic world in the world allowed women to vote, and in the same year, Harvard Graduate school admitted females for the first time. When women began to be elected is a discussion for another day. Women’s emancipation is still underway and it will take a while before we see the 50:50 ratio being displayed in every area of society, thankfully, the journey began and we will reach there.
Well, my concern is the role of women in the fight for our rightful space. This is tricky because women have’ fight” while incognizant of the fact that we are wearing very precious hats of, woman as a wife to a man, a mother to man, daughter to a man, a coworker to men, a sister to a man, a niece to a man, etc.
As women have to “fight’ (not sure fight is the right word here) for our space, because the gender ratio says we have a space and a role, without necessarily creating more problems.
A woman is a nurturer, the raiser, the support system, the cornerstone, and when we forget this and fight especially and more so when we fight so hard with a man as a husband, we affect negatively men as sons; who hold women as mothers in very high esteem. Man as son is a future husband to another woman . Sadly as much as we women want to play victim we are not too innocent. We play a critical role in the creation of confusion and chaos around us.
However, the message I want to pass is that because we possess a very rare KEY. The key of being mothers to men as sons, we sit in a seat of privilege. We can change the world right where we are: like when we carrying our sons in the womb or when we are carrying him in our backs when we are serving him dinner by the fireplace. We can use our words and actions to create a better, more harmonious, more peaceful, and more accommodating world. Where everyone including us has a place and space to express themselves. Because life is about full self Expression. As women, our tactic should be PEACE, not war.
We can mold our sons to be the men the world needs: better husbands, better leaders, better coworkers. We have the power because we have the men before they are ten years and as the wisest king who ever lived said, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it”