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The inevitability of a woman’s voice

I thought I would share with you this informative article about the power of a woman's voice

Posted by African Press International on March 17, 2011
By Lesiamito Malino John

Empowering and protecting a woman’s voice remains a challenge of the 21st century. In many societies, a woman’s genuine and vital voice often meets an impermeable wall. In such turbulent societies, the assumption is that there are many women that suffer in silence. These vital women voices are in most cases wrongly misunderstood, ignored and silenced by trauma. In the end, many of them give up and accept to undergo unnecessary physical or psychological sufferings in agony. They have very significant and untold stories with commonalities across the globe. If all of them could cloud together, seek alliances, and speak out their common-minds in unison, some of their innermost stories could be a healing, a therapy and an inspiration to many others.

Furthermore, some of these avoidable and undeserving challenges are faced by many women around the globe in exchange for a better life for those around them. Their wonderful sacrifices often go beyond their own careers and family life, but just for the purpose of bravely creating an all-inclusive participatory environment; a better world, the need for CHANGE and vision for the future. The sheer magnitude of many unheard women’s voices suffering in the continous onslaught of a man’s world; insecure man’s attitude towards a woman, doesn’t often find its rightful path to many news rooms or even the public domain.

Does this mean that sometimes the media directly influences or dictates the attitude of key audiences through mindsetting, hoodwinking and thereby inducing hypnosis? Why is it that a war breaking news in either Africa or middle-east very fast appear on many news channels, yet the vital voices of many women often go unheard? Does it mean that a woman’s story sales least while a war story sales most? If so, how did we reach there? In that context, a woman’s voice can be viewed from a local perspective but global. Then it’s likewise agueable that a global system needs to be placed to protect these very noble voices better.

Someone somewhere once said that the world is becoming a global village. Well, that could be true. Nevertheless, from my personal point of view, something urgent needs to be done because a woman’s voice is inevitable and it underlies a brighter tomorrow. Simple and straight forward; a woman’s inevitable voice is a poorly tapped resource in the 21st century.

Hence, it requires better empowerment, to be listened, protection, credibility and recognition from the current talons of the bourgeois class of male-world. Creating a better world will require equal participation from women in a man’s dominated world. Mel Gibson; a rich Hollywood-movie star once said that ‘I love women. They’re the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that’s fine.’ These are wise remarks, yet on the contrary, Mel Gibson is mostly quoted in many blogs as a racist and woman-beater.; according to Reuters


Stella Paul's picture

I want to hear you!

Thanks Grace, for sharing this.But I am dying to you hear your stories, anecdotes etc. How does my friend Grace battles each day as a woman,how does Grace fights to make sense in this senseless world, what/who troubles her, who inspired my friend Grace to be this incredible woman that she is -------those are the stories I am waiting to hear. Will you not say 'yes'? Much, much love!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

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