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Where you want to see todays women

I believe this is a century, where women can speak out easily for their rights. What do you all think?
This is something different when I try to find it in our practical life, because still their are some educated people who wants to keep women in the corner of their house as like as a empty vessel. When I see or hear those things, I can't even think what can be the reason for it.

I have a story for you.

At present I am studying in an international university. Where girls from different part of south-east Asia have came to study, but still there are some people who thinks this university is spoiling the culture and tradition of each student. They says, our institution is making each and every student western. I don't know, in this centtury how they can think of this type of unobvious stories. On the other hand, one of my friends relative is not willing to send her daughter in this university as they think it is making girls too skilled which is unnecessary for them. Still they accept it as a truth that girls are born to stay inside their house and they have the resposibility to do household work.

I don' t agree with all these unconcious people. I just want to tell them one quote, " If you teach one father you teach one person, if you teach one mother, you teach the whole nation."

Think about this from the bottom of your heart. I want to hear the real saying of their heart beyond this quote.

I want all of your voice to raise high to sky. Do you think this incidents should continue in this modern world.
If this the truth how will the half population of the world, who are women, will develop theirself and the whole nation.

Reflect upon this writing. I am eager to hear your disquit tone of voice.


Maria de Chirikof's picture

Sky high voices

I agree with that idea and think that this community here is a great way for all of us to achieve this goal! I think seeing the differences we woman have is how others were able to keep us divided and weak. Where white woman felt separated from the rest of the woman in the world, where stay at home moms felt separated from career woman and so on. It is beautiful and hopeful and also very powerful to see that we are past all of that now and will not go back. It is why I love that all woman are free to post their story here so anyone reading them can connect with the thought or idea expressed.

It reminds me of the sites I browsed before seeking help to get out of my emotionally abusive marriage, one was a local resource center for woman like me and just reading the site gave me hope and determination to change my life. One thing we need to be careful of though is not to make the woman who want to be stay at home moms feel badly since it is not that in itself that we want to change but how she is treated in that lifestyle.

I really look forward to reading more of your journal! I liked that quote "If you teach... "


I am so inspired by your post Farah, thank you for sharing some of the unique perspectives that different people in Bangledesh hold of your university. It can be hard sometimes from far away, to understand the cultural barriers to education etc. that many women face around the world and is SO inspiring to think you will rise above it all. You are leading the way! I am curious, how do you respond to or feel when people say that your university is spoiling the culture and tradition of each student?
best wishes to you Farah!

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