Last week I wrote this article, hit submit at the Huffington Post site, and then sat on the couch, shaking in my boots.
I sent a little message via twitter saying exactly that, and some lovely readers like Nicole and Tanja reminded me that shaking was a good sign, that it meant I’d written from the heart and not let fear get in my way.
So here it is, people, The World Will be Saved by Western Women. I hope it resonates with you. Or that if it doesn’t, you’ll share your view in the comments.
I hope it will call us into more of who we can be.
The World Will Be Saved by Western Women
I recently had coffee with two women friends. They are smart, capable women. They have quality degrees and impressive work experience. For the last several years, they’ve been focused on taking care of their families. Their spouses make enough income that they can afford to do that.
For the first time in my life, I looked at these women and thought, I have a problem with this. I felt upset and frustrated that women so full of love, so intelligent and ethical and affluent–in other words, women with so much power to do good–were having an impact primarily on their families, and not on a larger sphere. Not in 1950, but in 2010. Read More….