Women Empowerment is a great shell that has allowed women to hide and have no fear of not achieving their goals and ambitions if at all they have any. It is a great idea which unfortunately has been implemented wrongly. Today, I share my thoughts on how I believe it should be handled if it is meant to serve it’s oh great cause.
If we want to “empower women”, we should teach them how to fight for what they want rather than teach them that the world owes them something. Nobody owes anybody anything. You want respect? Earn it! You want to succeed? Grind! Favours never got anybody anywhere, easy is not an option. Hundreds of women, even thousands have made it. Look at Wangari Maathai, and all she went through before she created her legacy. Before anybody created this box called “women empowerment”. She had to fight blood, sweat and tears! You know what,in the end, we still talk about her achievements, we still look up to her, she literally shook the world. She is only one example of the many women who have made it from fighting hard for what they hoped to achieve. Guess what, they did not need special resources, neither did they require anyone to push them to the direction of their dreams.
Many say that women have it tougher than men. Well, the way I see it, that only gives you the opportunity to work harder and in the long run be stronger, it is not a reason to complain or rant. If anything, life is all about perception, and we create our everyday experiences through how we perceive things. If you genuinely work extremely hard for something, you will definitely get it. THE UNIVERSE KNOWS NOT GENDER! ALL IT KNOWS IS OPPORTUNITY COUPLED WITH HARD WORK DESERVES A REWARD! These “privileges” we are now providing for the ‘so -called-weaker-gender’ only eradicate the ‘survival for the fittest’ instinct from our girls, and once you remove this instinct from an animal including human beings, the animal becomes unproductive and basically useless. Furthermore, you are only as weak as you term yourself to be, and only as strong as you term yourself to be.
So if you want to empower women, don’t give them funds, don’t give them special talks but teach them how to fight, teach them how to find their own worth, teach them how to find their place in this tough world, teach them how to find their passion, their drive, teach them how to grind! Put them in the same place as their competitors and let them struggle to win!
Emotion does not drive change, action does. We can continue striking people’s emotions for centuries but until we actually teach girls how to act, we shall remain in the same place, in the same position, complaining about the same things, and we will have no one else to blame but ourselves! Arnold Schwarzenegger says, “You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in the pocket”, and he is right! Girls, grind, spend those sleepless nights, stop waiting for marriage, stop waiting for circumstances to push you to your knees! Set goals, read books, listen to positive messages, work on yourselves, do things that are worth it, move constantly towards the direction of your dreams! Stop waiting for privilege! Privilege will destroy you! Fight!
When should you start you ask? The time is now! Today is the day! Start now! Act now!