There is a connection between our spiritual lives and our lives as women. I am not speaking only of American women, but women across the world. We are not treated as equals; though there are some wonderful feminist men. In America, we are the only group of citizens who are not legally equal. It doesn’t matter what our race, religion or politics are. We are not legally equal.
Does it matter? Yes, it does. Politics has gotten very ugly the last few years. Congress is working to take away many of our rights, rights we worked very hard to earn in the 70′s. Sexists, of either gender, do not feel we are competent to make our own decisions about our finances, our health, our bodies or anything more important than what to make for dinner. Please, don’t misunderstand. I love to cook, garden, and even do laundry. LOL. I also have marched and picketed for women’s and children’s rights for 40 years.
In addition, there is another symptom that feelings about women are worsening. Domestic Violence numbers are increasing and this horrifies me. There are those in Congress who want to end the legislation which protects us at this time. I helped to start a Domestic Violence shelter back in the 70′s. I know women die every day at the hands of the significant male in their lives.
It isn’t confined to any demographic group. Abusers are Congressmen, pastors, mailmen, actors, policemen and even possibly your neighbor.
I am encouraging people to look at the women in your families as equals. And ourselves as equals. May we not be forced to return to the days when we were owned and controlled and restricted. Blessings to all.