Recently, somebody famous and powerful said, “When you are a star…you can do anything.” And he proceeded to describe the things he did and the places he grabbed without permission. Apparently lots of other famous and powerful men have thought this same thing, and they have been doing and grabbing things without permission for a long time.
And women collectively have said, “Oh, hell no. This has got to stop.”
And things are changing.
Women are powerful. They know how to love. Women for centuries have been giving life, nurturing, comforting, encouraging, supporting, leading, resisting, and healing.
And they have been doing this even when the odds are stacked against them and people tell them they are inferior, weak, and worthless.
The Dalai Lama once said, “The world will be saved by [women].”*
I think that’s right. I think the world will be saved by women and their allies and here is why. We need a lot of nurturing, supporting, and healing right now, and women are leading the way. This is their magic.
Here is how women can continue to change the world:
1. By honoring their unique magic and femininity.
2. By encouraging and honoring other women.
3. By resisting and calling out attempts to belittle, dehumanize, and objectify women.
4. By honoring healthy masculinity.
5. By loving themselves unconditionally.
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Thank you to all of the brave women in the world, and thank you for all the men who love and honor women.
Together women are speaking out against oppression and dehumanization:
*His Holiness actually said, “The world will be saved by the Western Woman.” I strongly believe that the world will be saved by all women and their allies.
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4 thoughts on “Women are Changing the World (And How They Can Continue To Do So)”
Such a powerful post! Thank you, amazing lady!
Thank you so much, Dear Rhoda! I am amazed by women every day!
Shelly, this is great! I love how short and direct your writing is in this piece. And as always I appreciate how clearly you write about things that often seem complex or overwhelming. I look to you as a light and as an inspiring voice!
So wonderful, Jack! <3 Thank you so much for this feedback. It is really helpful.