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Thursday, December 1, 2011

WOMEN:The Greatest Value on the Planet

This is something that has frustrated me for a very long time....The value place upon women is at an all time low. I just read an article about the plight of the Afghan woman named Gulnaz. She was place in jail for two years for reporting her rape by a cousin through marriage. She was charged with adultery and was sentence without the cousin being brougth before the courts. She has spent at least two years in jail and also gave birth to her daughter by this cousin while in prison. Well she was recently released after pressure by the EU press, and only if she agreed to become the second wife of the cousin that raped her.  According to the Afghan culture if a woman marries the father of the child, that was born out of wedlock, this would legitimizes the child, and saves her from ridicule of the Afghan society.
This has really struck a cord with me because the value of a woman is so low, that her body can be violated in such a way that it doesn't matter what she feels or thinks. It is so sad to me to think that in the 21st century that practices such as this still exists in the world. How very sad that the Afghan society still function on this level. It would seem to me that with all of the problems that they face in that country, that everyone should be welcomed to help solve these problems. Instead the women are oppressed to the point to where men use them as a vessel for their pleasure and then discard them as they would trash.
With this in mind leads me to think of how woman are treated in this society. I must say that I feel very blessed to have been born in the United States. Women here have choices and the freedom to exercise those choices. Even though there has been many attempts by some religious conservatives to infringe on a woman right to choose. These people still think that oppressing woman right and to control what they should and should not do is God's way. Well history has proven that the oppression of woman has not done society any good at all.
Just consider that with all of the problem that we face in this world and society at large that we need all able minds and bodies on hand to solve these problems for the future of our children. Just think about this if the world was not so hell bent on control their greatest resource which by the way are (woman). A lot of the decisions that have been made by mostly men, has put our future at risk across the globe. In this country the uni-lateral decisions made by men, has put us in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. I'm not saying that woman don't make bad decisions. I'm saying that if look at from the points of strength and weakness men and woman both have the ability to balance out a situations when both prospectives are utilized for the greater good of society as a whole.....
We have did ourselves and this world a great disservice for not understanding the value of women on this planet....as a woman I know that listening too the antiquated belief systems that woman have been raised on, has devalued our impute on the grand scale of living as a whole.....with so many challenges that we face here in this world with generational wars, hunger, sickness, disease, and poverty.....in order to solve them, and find the solutions to live better, all hand and minds are needed to sustain a future for our children and grandchildren.
Since woman bring forth life we have an even greater stake in what happens in this world and across this country. Our strenght, should no longer be diminished in the wake of a man. We should understand that we have equal value in this universe and across this Planet. For us here in this country we do have the freedom  to do as we please.....and it should not be taken lightly. We must continue to fight for the freedom of all people, men and women of all colors across this planet. That is the right to be free from oppression and to pursue what make us happy. This should be allotted to everyone across this planet.....


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/01/afghan-woman-freed-marry-rapist