My life and ideals

Patricia1
Posted May 22, 2020 from United Kingdom

i am a retired legal secretary.  Enjoy cultural pursuits, painting and sculpture purely for pleasure.

 Having been a young woman at the beginning of the women's rights movement in London in the 1960'70's l have been adamant in my pusuit of equal rights for women.  It seems finally after all this time, that women are now recognised as valuable members of society in all aspects.  Sadly this seems to only to apply to western societies.   I am deeply saddened that in other countries women are still being treated as second class citizens.  They are either under the domain of their father, brother or uncle and then passed onto their husband.  Never being able to become a person in their own right.  Some of these women are professional educated people, carrying out invaluable services for their countries.  Surely this is not acceptable in this modern world.  Men should not feel threatened by women they should embrace them as equal partners for a better future together.  And it goes without saying how utterly abhorrent and unacceptable it is to condone under age girls being married off.  And of course, the mutilation of young girls surely this can no longer be tolerated.

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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maeann
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020

Patricia Hi :) I agree to what you said and I quote "Men should not feel threatened by women they should embrace them as equal partners for a better future together"

Welcome to World Pulse, your story is your power!

Jill Langhus
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020

Hi Patricia,

Welcome to World Pulse! How are you and your family doing? Thanks for sharing your views on equality. I'm glad you've been a strong advocate for women's rights for awhile now. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning more about what you're passionate about and what you're doing now.

Chi8629
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020

Welcome to worldpluse.
Thank you for sharing.
Please stay safe.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
May 23, 2020
May 23, 2020

Hello, Patricia,

Welcome to World Pulse! We are so happy you are here. Your voice adds more power to our community.

There are a lot of empowered women in our country. We have a lot of female politicians, bosses, and business owners here.

Thank you for raising your voice on this issue. We would love to read more from you so please keep on writing!

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Tamarack Verrall
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020

Hello Patricia,
Welcome to World Pulse, it is good to have your voice here. I began at the same time, and agree we have made strides, but violence against women in many forms still happens everywhere, and we are far from where many of us had hoped to be by now, even in our own countries. What is so powerful about World Pulse is that we can get the full picture, and work together to end all of the forms of oppression of women and girls.

Shirin Dalaki
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020

Patricia,
Welcome to WP, I am glad you are here and write about such an important subject. I hear you and agree with you. Thanks for sharing.

Shirin

Beth Lacey
May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020

Welcome to the World Pulse Community

Anita Shrestha
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing.

Flavi
May 30, 2020
May 30, 2020

welcome!!! I really liked everything you said, thanks!

JULITON
May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020

Yes Patricia , you need equality, its true