Some Ways to Empower the Women in your Country
Empowerment is an interesting word. It means to give power to or the authority to make decisions and delegate things. How can a woman gain authority if she has not yet gained the respect as an equal to men in society? Certain religions would not even want to see a woman at all. They only let their eyes be shown to all simply because they need them to navigate. Much work is needed in America in terms of empowering women even though this country takes pride in its reputation as a non- biased nation built from men and women from all over the world living peacefully side by side no matter our race, creed or religious beliefs.
In the United States women need to be empowered to achieve their full economic potential. We need to employ women at jobs at the same rate that men are being employed for work. Gender equality is not just good for equality, it is good for business. Most of the consumers are still women. It would be good for business to get input from a women’s prospective on goods and services. The United States Gross Domestic Product would increase by 5% alone if gender equality was a priority in the work space. We need to encourage more female entrepreneur’s to run start- up companies since women are one of the last underutilized resources in the workspace.
Part of empowering women is to create stricter laws to combat domestic violence. More men should be responsible for the creating of children and the raising of them at home. Women wouldn’t find the need for abortions if men would be forced to be responsible for the children they help to create. Rape and physical violence must be met with more jail time for the offender. Most single parent households of multiple children are being held by women who do not have the adequate child support from the fathers to feed , clothe and house the children. The wealth of the nation would increase if domestic violence among households would decrease.
We need to make societal changes to empower more women to be able to have children in their younger more fertile years and then to offer them more support in their 30’s and 40’s to get as much higher education as they want so that they do not have to worry about their biological clock and career opportunities all at the same time in their 20’s and 30’s so that by the time a woman is 50 years old she has had all the children she wants as well as higher education degrees to achieve her career goals too. This utopia for women can only be achieved if more time for maternity leave would be made available with job security at the workspace and if age discrimination would simply stop in men’s opinions of women.
The only way to empower a woman is to respect her for the amazing vessel she is of emotions, vision, intelligence, beauty and her ability to create life too.