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The Closed Gates Of Silence Have Been Opened Wide!

Web 2.0 is the answer to the prison of silence in which I have been languishing in,since I became an adult woman. I have grown to lose the freedom I once had when I was a kid, the freedom to express myself or question someone whom I found aggressive. I most often have the impression, I am being punished for choosing to be a woman, it becomes more painful when I recall that I never choose to be one after all. At least I can share the experiences that hurt me and question the phenomenon that beats my imagination without being stigmatized for speaking. I can also tell heart throbbing problems faced by other women in my community without restraints. Web 2.0 is an opportunity for me to read the experiences of other women and be encouraged, if many have gone through worst or similar difficulties like me then I too can make it.
There are thousands of women out there in different parts of the world, with an answer to my desperation and that of the women in my community. Web 2.0 is the route to our connection. It is a lubricant to the engine of the global women`s empowerment movement. Who knows ,maybe my quest for survival could spur another woman or another person`s story could change my view of life. It is so painful to realize that freedom of expression is supposed to be a fundamental human right in all parts of the world yet almost every woman has unpublished and unspoken chapters of her plight ,known only to her heart beats, World pulse to me is a publication of the heart beats of women worldwide.
I believe through sharing our aims and aspirations, a final and a lasting solution could one day be born from this fascinating group of women. The adage that says ‘’a problem shared is a problem solved’’, is quite apt in this context. I see web 2.0 as a rope that has been extended to a drowning person in a deep well. I know what it means to be denied access to better education because one accepted womanhood, or be denied to right the apply for a good job because one is a wife, be battered and asked to remain silent because one is a woman. With web 2.0, I can tell these stories and more and not be regarded as a bad woman who cannot keep quiet, but would gain lasting solutions and not sympathy.
I am confident this is a sure path to the liberation of thousands of feminine destinies that have been chained in a pit of tradition and customs by friendly enemies. If God gave me the capacity to lead, then I should be allowed to lead, if he gave the capacity to speak, then I should be able to voice out my opinions, If he gave me a sharp intellect then I should be digging the pages left by sages ,so I could develop my ideas more constructively to contribute my own quota in making the world a better place. I dream of a tomorrow that takes into consideration the sweat and the tears of women, when world policies shall be embellished by the brilliance of feminine wisdom, when men and women shall see each other as veritable partners for development and not competitors in the selfish game of chauvinism. Web 2.0 is a platform for change in this direction

Comments

Aida Dervishi's picture

Your pulse is felt here dear

Your pulse is felt here dear Leina.

Keep on writing!

Best,
Aida.

Leina's picture

Thanks so much Aida for the

Thanks so much Aida for the encouragement.You don`t know how much your few words have done to my person.I am grateful.

busayo's picture

Keep on firing

Keep on firing Leina, you are an inspiration

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Leina's picture

I am grateful for the push

I am grateful for the push busayo!

Jules at Womens Fund's picture

Thank you for your spirit

You have a strong and undeniable spirit and intellect, Leina. Keep on speaking out!

Leina's picture

Thanks a million sister!

Thanks a million sister!

tallybery's picture

Dear Leina, Here is Larissa,

Dear Leina,

Here is Larissa, part of the listener group. I am glad to read your inspirational piece. You´d fulfilled the week assignment gracefully by sharing with us what web 2.0 means to you and how it changes your personal experience. It is good to know that there are fierce women like you out there. I belive that the answer is inside our own selves, but keeping contact to others can make us more connected to find our own path, since we are all related somehow. I wish you strength to follow your way into changing your world into one in which we could assume our femininity without being seen as week. Keep on the good job, Leina :-)

Leina's picture

Dear Larissa,

Dear Larissa,
I am so glad someone heard my voice.Thanks for encouraging me

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