International women’s day, the way forward. 12 things every man can do

A lot of things have been said and will be said about women on international women’s day. Much has been achieved; and that should be celebrated. Then what next? What is the way forward? What can you do to help in the effort to empower the woman?

Many things. Here are 12 things every man can do or refrain from doing to enhance the empowerment of women:

  1. Do not take your wife for granted.
  2. Do not suppress your wife.
  3. Do not treat your wife with condescension.
  4. Do not exploit your wife.
  5. Do not take advantage of your wife.
  6. Do not turn your wife into house help.
  7. Help your wife.
  8. Encourage your wife.
  9. Support your wife
  10. Give your wife the opportunity to develop and exploit her talents.
  11. Appreciate your wife.
  12. In your own way contribute to the campaign for the empowerment of women wherever you find yourself.
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Gender issues – I have an idea

I have been reading a lot of literature on gender issues. I hear so much in the media also. All the efforts in this regard are lauded.

I have an idea of a how we can contribute in this community to the effort of gender balance. This is what I am proposing to you. This idea follows my post A quote by a woman.

It just occurred to me that searching and highlighting quotes by women can be a great milestone in the gender balance effort.

What do you think?

This means that everyday, we create a post which gives us the opportunity to publish in the comment box as many quotes as possible by women.

By the same token, we encourage the use of quotes by women in our speech, and writing.

We don’t only have wise men. We also have wise women every where who are enriching thought, wisdom and expression with their wise words.

The world cannot continue to operate as if only one sex had wise people.

Kindly let me have your take on this, please. Positive or negative, it will be welcomed and treated with respect.

We will just title the new series “Quotes by Women”

Visit A quote by a woman.

Happy blogging!

Men and women together

How do you think the world would have been if more women than men had been in leadership positions? Would the world have been better or worse?

Some people hold that the world would have been better; at least not as chaotic as it is at the moment. Some say it would have been worse.

This is mere speculation. The reality is that the world today is a men’s world, controlled by men; dominated by men; ruled by men. Yes! Men call the shots; and women do not have enough possibilities to make their own contribution to build or shape the world.

This is definitely not correct. Humanity gets it wrong when women are pushed behind or put aside. This deprives the world of a significant fraction of its potential and strength.

God created man and woman to work together for their welfare and that of the world. Why then should women not have the chance to make their own contribution as they are capable of?

We owe the duty to make the world a place where men and women work together as equal partners. When husband and wife work together as equal partners in love for their welfare and the welfare of the family, they are happy and achieve much more for the family. Compare this with families where the woman has no voice.

Women should have a voice. We had hoped that a woman, in the person of Hillary Clinton, would occupy the most powerful elected post in the world as the president of the United States of America and the mindset that places men on top and women below would be broken. It did not happen. Yet, nothing is lost. The best is still ahead.

Daily Chat Forum No 9 Races

Are there superior and inferior races in the world? Some people say all human beings are born equal. How true is this? Is there equality in this world?

Think of those living in the poorest countries of the world and compare them with those in the richest countries. What can be done to reduce the gap between the people of the world created by extreme riches and extreme poverty?

Let’s chat.