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A System for Change!

One interesting trait of a system of any kind is that it draws power from individuals within and inflicts a magnified influence surpassing any single or unified power of those individuals. Anyone trying to fight the system is doomed to fail.

The world we’re living in is a system created, dominated and sometimes ruled by men. It has a genetic mechanism to overlook, de-prioritize and despise women’s needs and rights. Too often, women being victimized are in no position to negotiate a fairer “deal” with such system. For one thing, they’re systematically silenced by the overwhelming power of inequality permeating the entire system, being either afraid to utter a different voice or convinced with the impossibility of making a change. More importantly, women in the system are usually deprived, systematically, of the knowledge to understand their frustrating situation and the effective tools to enhance their wellbeing.

I know this because I AM one of the thousands of millions of women currently “institutionalized” by the system. Voice being suffocated, hands being tied, hope being crushed, I see the irrationality as many see, and I feel the pain as many feel. Some brave women have tried to address this inequality from within the system, with significant accomplishment yet still a long way to go. It’s difficult enough for women united, let alone any female individual.

But joining the World Pulse community and harnessing Web 2.0 help create a more promising picture. Why? Because with Web 2.0, we the women fighters can unite and establish a system of our own, a system not only draws power from the braves but also empowers the warriors-to-be! Indeed, Web 2.0 offers a platform to utter our voices and ideas, a toolkit to start an education on women’s empowerment and a stronghold to advance the world-blowing women’s movement! In a word, Web 2.0 let us create a parallel system that stands equal with THE SYSTEM already in place.

Before joining the World Pulse community, I was well aware that the world I’m living in was not so civil on females, individual or collective. Yet I felt alone and bewildered, because most people (including women) around me seemed to “be cool with” it, at least it appeared so. And I went through an emotional journey from being enraged and maddened for not being able to fight against the current system as a bare-handed girl to being suspicious and self-criticizing for thinking and acting so differently like a sociopath. I almost surrendered and blamed it all on me!

Thanks to the World Pulse community, a magical Web 2.0 application, I feel no longer alone, but empowered. I now know that I’m not an insatiable person who always crave for the undeserving, that I’m not a singular in this fight for RIGHT, and that there’re resonated voices and readily available tools for me to finally act on what I and WE speak for. I’m grateful for being here and I will be grateful for what becomes of me!

Comments

Neilly's picture

Christina!!! You are not

Christina!!! You are not alone. I feel you because I am in the same situation despite the different countries and societies. Keep your head's up. I believe that an amazing woman like you can inspire many more because you already inspired me. I love your writing. I feel like you help me express what's in my mine.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Chrisitina's picture

Neilly, thank you for your

Neilly, thank you for your encouragement! It really helped boost morale! And I'll keep trying to open up a bit more at a time. Stay in Touch~

Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY.

Isabel Siegel Griffith's picture

Powerful!!

Dear Chrisitina,

I enjoyed reading your post very much. It truly made me feel empowered and inspired. Your entire article resonated with me, but the passage that stood out was your mention of "we the women fighters can unite and establish a system of our own, a system not only draws power from the braves but also empowers the warriors-to-be!" I think we can create a system of our own and through Web 2.0 we have the opportunity to express our ideas and outlooks for change within our communities. It also paves the road for future generations to be empowered and to continue to build the road towards change and equality for all.

I thank you for eloquently putting a lot of my feelings in words. I would love to hear more about your personal experiences and your journey towards change!

Warm regards,

Isabel

Isabel

Chrisitina's picture

thx

Hi Isabel, thank you so much for your reading feedback! It's a great incentive for me to participate more on this platform. It's very true that world pulse community has created a convenient and resourceful system for women from all over the world to exchange their experiences and ideas. Through that, we can work to solve many problems faced not only by women, but also by all humans. I'm grateful for having found it and all the sisters here. And let's share our wisdom and bravery to make a change~

Kind regards,

Christina

Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY.

Lisa T's picture

Hello

Dear Chrisitina,

Thank you for sharing your story! You do a nice job of articulating how Web 2.0 can empower you and how you have found a way to share your voice. The line, "Voice being suffocated, hands being tied, hope being crushed, I see the irrationality as many see, and I feel the pain as many feel," is very powerful. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

Sincerely,
Lisa

Chrisitina's picture

Thank you for your kind words

Thank you for your kind words Lisa. I'm actually very excited about people reading my article and giving feedback. I really feel the power of web 2.0 and the encouragement of having my voice heard! Thanks again and I'll keep on working!

Regards,

Christina

Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY.

Tait's picture

The Journey

I loved how you talk about women and the struggle in the beginning and towards the end you break it down even further to include you and your struggle. Your journey to get to the World Pulse community is also amazing, I'm really glad that you shared it and your feelings about women seeming to be cool with their current status. I can't wait for you to share more!!!

Chrisitina's picture

Hi Tait, thank you! Now i'm

Hi Tait, thank you! Now i'm feeling a bit overwhelmed~ I've never had so many sincere listeners like you guys here in this great community. And i'm already empowered by you to speak out more! Thanks again!

Regards,
Christina

Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY.

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