Blog Post #267:  Quotes for International Women’s Day (March 8)

Yesterday (March 8th) was International Women’s Day.  I am a day late, but wanted to look at a few quotes about women. (selected from:
https://www.thoughtco.com/international-womens-day-quotes-2833628

From Farrah Fawcett: ““God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.”

From Margaret Thatcher: “”If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

From Harriet Beecher Stowe: “”Women are the real architects of society.”

As remarked before I greatly appreciate women (more so in the past few years).  I have learned much about women and their roles in society.

I grew up in a man dominated society.  My mother was a ‘stay-at-home-mother’ for part of her adult life, but them roared back into the workforce as a teacher – educating young minds.  My wife was a stay-at-home-mother for our children’s early years, but also roared back as an educator, a grant writer, a federal analyst, a small business owner and librarian.  Our daughter currently is a stay-at-home-mother (the twins just turned five), but I anticipate that she will be a real leader in the coming years when the girls go to school.

Farrah Fawcett’s comment hits many areas.  I see couples where the woman is intellectually above her husband; looking feminine, while he looks like he still is working on dressing himself.  Now looks are not everything – but there is a comfort when an articulate women is using her brain to make a point.

That leads to the second quote from Margaret Thatcher – former prime minister of the United Kingdom.  If you want something done, ask a woman. Men like to talk, while women take action (now, that is a generalization – but worth considering).  My wife can work circles around me – multitasking, organizing (currently organizing the kitchen cleaning products while I write this blog), and directing activities.  

And finally from Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin – a very persuasive author – who emulates her quote as an architect of society.

I was listening to an audible book on “How Women Decide” by Therese Hudson; and it talks how men have put women down over the years.  I remember (and cringe) at a friend’s comment that women should be “fat, barefoot and pregnant”. (I think he was trying to be funny as his wife was a senior IT executive at Notre Dame University – and very successful).

Women do have a valued place in society – and men (generally) have tried to put ‘them in their places’.  To my male counterparts – wise up!!!!

I do appreciate what femininity that I have deep inside – and urge strong women to take their place and lead humanity forward.

What do you think?

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Have a great day!!

Bruce

 

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