words are never enough

pelamutunzi
Posted April 9, 2013 from Zimbabwe

now i know why words are powerful. as i was writing the week 1 assignment i suddenly reflected on the change that i want to become and how much i have come to rely on web 2.0 to share across geographical demarcations. the 500 words were so few for all the things that web 2.0 has changed in my life. but if my child asked me what i have done to change my situation(note:im always complaining about gender inequality, poverty, unemployment, education, HIV and AIDS) i would say i have spoken about it. it means power to me to recognise a problem speak about it and look for solutions to its end. a lot of my friends have accepted situations which are unfair because they do not want to be quoted or do not want to offend theri husbands. there are many issues that would have been resolved had people talked. why is infidelity accepted by women as normal for husbands to cheaat whilst it is unacceptable for a woman to the same. if infidelity hurts men it also hurts women. thank you web 2.0 my voice is ready to speak abotu issues that matter to me loud and clear and fearlessly. if someone can speak whilst holed down underground hiding from rockets then i can speak even louder as im definitely on top of the ground. lets stand together and lets speak. i dont want to be known as the woman who knew what was happening but did nothing. i need to be known as she who stood fearless and used the resource she had to speak and spoke and eventually was heard.

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Somaye Dehban
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

Dear pelamutunzi what a strong and encouraging piece you wrote, while reading your post I had an image of a very strong women standing very firmly on her feet with a fist! That's powerful.

You mentioned a very good point: what hurts men, hurts women as well. This is a very good approach to make men realize what women go through. It's a good way to start...maybe the first circle of men that we can educate are of our own blood: our brothers, our fathers and most importantly our SONS...

all the best Somaye

pelamutunzi
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

im my society women socialise children we must be going wrong somewhere. it begins with us as we teach our children about respect violence and love

Somaye Dehban
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

I noticed that you have not tagged your post under the assignment of the week 1, maybe you want to consider that :)

pelamutunzi
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

the tecnology is vexing me a bit. but i did submit a different assignment for week 1

Therese kasindi
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

Hello Pelamutunzi! What you wrote excite me so much and I encourage all women to reveal this that are hidden like domestic violences. Conjugal violences are going on because the victims do not want to reveal it and many women die because of those ill-treatments. All the best, my Dear!

Raeesa JAVED
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

Your courage reminds me that yes women are strong they are not weak and they can be a powerful tool to change the current miserable situation of the unbearable issues of this world. keep going.

Phionah Musumba
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

That's a power packed piece you got there. If only all women could kill this loud silence, then the world would be a better place for us all. Grease to your elbows, Pelamutunzi!

Ezechie Lwesso
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

Bonjour Je vous remercie de ce message qui m'inspire beaucoup de choses. je vous encourage ma sœur Merci

pelamutunzi
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

thank you i feel encouraged

Gracious
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

Women need to speak out a point well noted what hurts men also hurts women. Women are not stones with no feelings. Let's start by educating our brother before stepping out.

pelamutunzi
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

it seems for men women are important and respected when its their mother or sister only.lets change that mentality

Aysha Ibrahim
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

same here when I was writing week one assignment I have so much to write, it was quite difficult to confined my journal in only 500 words. And your last few lines really touched my heart we have to stand fearlessly it’s time to speak for our self and for many like us

pelamutunzi
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

when you hve so much to write and so much to share you cant stop. lets make noise about the world we want i believe we can do it.words have the power to touch and save lives

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

I totally agree with you my sister. we have to leave a legacy as the women who fought for what they believed was right. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work. Nice day my sister.

pelamutunzi
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

its good to know that in this war we have many warriors who will be fighting one step at a time. lets keep sharing and encouraging each other and i know one day we will arrive victoriously

Pascal Byamungu
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013

Je t'encourage pour la détermination que tu viens de prendre. Tu sais que rien n'est difficile, c'est seulement le courage qui conte. Si tu parles à voix basse,ta voie ne sera pas enttendue. Mais si tu parles à voix haute ta voix sera entendue même par celui qui ne voulais pas l'entendre. Ta voix donnera courage aux autres de pouvoir parler aussi comme toi. Aie le courage de dénoncer tout le mal que tu vois et tu changera le monde. Je t'encourage dans ta détermination.