Have you ever heard or read about Maya Angelou’s poem, ‘Phenomenal woman’? Well, if you haven’t, I suggest you read it. It’s an amazing poem. It’s not like I’m so smart or anything because I only just read it properly yesterday when my friend was talking about it. I imagine that Maya Angelou had come to terms with what it meant to be a woman when she wrote it.

I’m a woman,
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Have you ever mastered the power of a woman?
Women are blessed beyond measure with gifts and powers that even their minds cannot comprehend. Scientists, in all their hypothetical glory have still not found it easy to comprehend the female gender.
What can a woman do, you say; Isn’t she meant for the kitchen, you say; Well, I say you are naive and backward in thinking.
Women have brought the most powerful men in history down on their knees. Cleopatra single handedly brought down Caesar and Anthony.At the same time, Thatcher took on Britain in a way that no prime minister had ever done before. Queen Victoria was a legend. Joan of Arc was on another level. Need I go on about more of this powerful women in history?
Women are the glue that keep the world from falling apart more than it already has. Women keep the family together and without families, what will we make of the world? Women run the world from behind the scenes. A woman works the triple shift; she does the emotional work, takes care of her family while trying to balance her job. A woman will fight to keep what is hers and when a woman gets angry, the flames of hell can’t be compared.
A woman is a gem and so women should be respected and appreciated because the world needs them. God realised this and gave Eve to Adam.

Now, while we sit here on this beautiful day celebrating women all around the world, there are some women out there who are suffering. Some of them are treated like dirt in different countries around the world. They have no freedom and they have no rights. Some women in some countries are prosecuted if they are caught wearing jeans. Some women are killed if they commit adultery while the men are allowed to keep as many wives as possible without getting a hair on their body touched. Some women are married off from very early ages like 8 to men that are old enough to be their grandpas. In fact, Afghanistan has been tagged as the worst country for a woman to live in. I saw a picture of a woman who had been bathed with acid simply because she refused to marry her boyfriend. Why do women have to go through this? They are the ones who will bear the future generation that will take the world forward. In every way you can, spread the word! Women need to be free!

Happy international women’s day.

P.S. In order to show your support to these women suffering, please go to the following websites:

Thank you for reading.
Before you judge me, try hard to love me – MJ

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