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Maternal Health

Women do indeed deliver and I'm talking about delivering babies, nothing else. So if women are the incubators of new life, you would think that the entire world would understand that for the future of the human race, for the progeny of all fathers, for the health and welfare of all infants, and children, and adults, i.e. throughout the life cycle, that it is infant girls, girl children and women in general and pregnant women in particular who should be the healthiest, the best educated, the most valued and the most appreciated for the gifts (babies) they give. You would think that the world would abhor violence of any kind against the female sex. You would think that the mental and physical health of the female would be the highest of all human values.
But there is very little understanding of this incontrovertible fact. What is it that causes whole cultures, governments, and religions to deny and ignore this truth? What is it that causes individuals, both men and women, to lack this fundamental understanding? Until we figure this out, until we figure out that complete and utter gender equality is the only possible answer to the coming crises of population, climate, food, water, and war, there is very little hope for people and the planet. So come on, Women Deliver, shout this out to the world!

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mrbeckbeck's picture

You can always edit

You can always edit your post to make a spelling correction! Just click the "Edit" tab at the top of your post.

Not a big problem though...most people would probably miss it!

Thanks for writing in on the topic of maternal health!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Carrie Lee's picture

Dear Jane, Thanks for sharing

Dear Jane,
Thanks for sharing your compelling words in support of maternal health.

You ask:
"What is it that causes whole cultures, governments and religions to deny and ignore this truth?" My thinking is that when the feminine (in both males and females) is repressed or denied or de-valued within the individual, it's reflected in the world..
When individuals begin to balance their own feminine/masculine, heart/mind capacities, we will see gender equality in the world.

Love your message! Powerful!!

Warmly,
Carrie

34 Million Friends's picture

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Thanks so much. You are right in every way. Please look up 34 Million Friends. It too is pretty powerful as a grassroots movement. Big Cheers, Jane

Betty B. Ackah's picture

Great piece

I am particularly passionate about access to health, and more recently about maternal health. I love the passion with which you wrote this post! In my own radical opinion, it is the very power inherent in women's ability to give life that intimidates male policymakers and people in power.

Imagine if all women realized the potency of their power as life givers, and the extent to which this power could influence all aspects of life? If this were to happen, it would threaten so many socially ingrained positions and roles, which many men are not willing to give up. This is only one side to the very multifaceted issue of gender equality, however. My two cents :)

Betty
Maternal Health Channel
Asking questions. Seeking solutions. Saving lives

Mine is julianrob@aol.com I would love to send you other stuff I've written and have you share your stuff with me. Jane

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