Posts tagged ‘women’

May 28, 2010

Gender Quote

“In 1873, the Supreme Court upheld a state law banning women from practicing law, arguing that “the natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life….. The paramount destiny and mission of women are to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the creator.”

— Supreme Court Judgement excerpt, 1873; Unknown Case

Wow!! No one in a position of power would even think of saying something like that now. Does anyone ever consider the fact that in ancient cultures, we women were revered, idolized, and worshipped. We were rulers and goddesses. One of these days I should do some research to find out what happened to cause men to lose their reverence and respect for women. We are the creators of life. A man only donates a tiny little single-celled organism. Women should be at least respected for our ability to create life. To grow a complete human inside us.

And to deviate from the truly cheesy reason women are important, there are the practical reasons too.  First off, women are smart and cunning and excel in different fields than men do. In many ways, men and women complement each other. Without one, the other couldn’t be. So it goes to reason that we should all be considered equal.