Change can Come

maeann
Posted November 14, 2017 from Philippines
Change can Come
let us look after the disadvantaged

Discrimination against women continues to bring unimaginable suffering of all races and backgrounds. As a society, we must think progressively to protect women's safety and rights. Now is the time to change history for the sake of vulnerable women and children.

Although the stories differ, all have one common denominator: Oppression. As humans, we fight back against injustice. Yet it continues today. The result is a gray line between what is moral and what is legal. Can one say that just because something is legal that indeed it is moral? Or that a moral deed is necessarily legal?Let's consider a few hypotheticalexamples. It may be moral to hire an elderly, needy neighbor for housekeeping and pay cash on a regular basis, without holding taxes. It may be a moral act of kindness, but illegal. On the other hand, over or inappropriate taxation may be legal, but highly immoral and can lead to injustice against woman and children. For example, shoppers in Manila pay high prices since most imported goods are subject to high tariffs. Yethomeless woman and children abound outside even the fanciest of shopping malls.High taxation may be lawful, but the vulnerable still suffer.

In today's world, we can express our opinions through social media, let us use it responsibly.

We can bring light to our community by:

a) Know your right being a woman - based on Wikipedia, women's right were: to be bodily integrity and autonomy, freefrom sexual violence, to vote, to hold public office, to enter into legal contracts, to have equal rights in the family law,to work, to fair wages or equal pay, to have reproductive rights, to own property and to have an education.

b) Get involved in any organization who supports the improvement and development of women and children throughchild sponsorship, volunteer work, fundraising, and giving.

c) Educate yourself - there are many ways to nurture our minds with knowledge and information. You can explorevarious resources such as online courses, audio books, enroll in school or read books.

d) Be a good example – show and care for each other. Let us not hesitate about being involved in social action. Let us look after the disadvantaged. Faith and Love go hand in hand.

Now is the time to seek a better way to make a change. Therefore, we turn to God for answers about morality that traditions and family valueshave distorted while beingbond by the legalities of the law.

“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow" Psalm 146:7-9

This story was submitted in response to After #MeToo: Stories of Change.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 15, 2017
Nov 15, 2017

Hi Maeann. How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your story about oppression and how we, as women, can counteract it. Have a great day!

maeann
Nov 15, 2017
Nov 15, 2017

Hi Jill thank you. I am doing well. 

Enoch Prince Adjei
Oct 07, 2018
Oct 07, 2018

Hi,thanks for sharing your story. You are right,but I think another thing that can help women to be free from oppression etc. Is Jesus Christ. Praying and believing in Him. Let them believe God,that God is able to take away their tease.