Epiphany of Women
For centuries, women were kept in the homes as nurturers of the family. We were given the task of educating our children our cultural and religious values. We have been supporters of men and even created a beautiful atmosphere of home for them. That was years ago.
Nowadays, there is what we call the “Epiphany of Women.” “Epiphany is described as a scientific breakthrough, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows a problem or situation to be understood from a new and deeper perspective.” (Wikipedia) This means women everywhere are not hidden anymore under the cloak of the patriarchal society’s power. We have evolved and we are enlightened. We have awakened to a new era. The era of the “Digital Age.”
Gone are the days where women would have no say whatsoever regarding matters. Now women everywhere have found their voice. Thanks to media we are more aware of the happening around the globe. Through media particularly , Web 2.0 and other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc., women now are more global. More so, social media made the world smaller and women around the world closer.
According to Matthew G. McDonald’s The Nature of Epiphanic Experience in Journal of Humanistic Psychology, “Epiphany is a profound illumination of the inauthentic and authentic modes of self-identity, which provide the impetus for a more honest and courageous encounter with the conditions of existence and it is an intentional experience made significant and enduring by the ascription of personal meaning.” Both these findings are very much evident with women’s awakening with the use of social media and all kinds of digital information It is where we women find each other and exchange views and experiences regarding cultural likeness and differences. We are awakened that in the other part of the world, things we take for granted are the ones very essential to others. It has been a whole new experience for everyone.
This digital experience brought about and established so many women communities online. There are groups for women’s rights, women’s education and even women’s healing too. These various groups cater to the different needs of women. We are on the rise. We are becoming more visible than ever. We will not stand down. We want to be heard.