Free or subjugated?
I was a teen in the 60’s. I loved that era, it fed my rebellion. No man understands me no man has a right to tell me what to do! Burn your bra! Free love! Now that I am a senior hindsight has shown me it was not freedom but subdued conquering control. Women already had the right to vote. We now supposedly have the right to do what we want to our own bodies. The men supporting this were enjoying our lack of inhibition and self-control we now had a platform! Free love meant what really? Drugs and sex, did that further the agenda of the woman or did it only encourage the feasting of men?
True Freedom comes from strength of character, education and the support of others. Especially other women who understand our need to stand on our own two feet; that especially means, knowing we can do it on our own and we do not need the love of a man but rather need a man who understands our need to stand on our own two feet.
What is lacking in the women’s movement is not more laws of freedom but strength in knowing we have a platform of power when used properly. There are women who need a voice. Some being subjugated by spousal abuse, long indoctrinated lifestyles, victims of religion, rape, fear of any sort enslaves humans.
We need to raise our daughters to know they are safe and they are in control of their own destiny. Teach our young women they need and have the right to speak up if they do not feel safe. Rejoice in being who they are, whether that is sweet and dainty or tomboyish. Encourage them by accepting them for who they are and who they want to become. We stand strong not when we protest against an unjust law but when we stand with our friends and children letting them know we have their backs, beckoning them to go for it!