What We Mothers Must Do

Yvette Warren
Posted May 20, 2014 from United States

It is time that we mothers stop moaning about how badly the big, bad men are treating us and our earth and start saying “No!” to ourselves and others. We are the ones who are being handed the fruits of war in greater and greater proportions. Just as a cat will lay a dead bird at the feet of the pet’s parent, our men are trained, from birth, to bring us spoils of war as acts of worship of our womanhood.

It is time that we stop preening ourselves while other women suffer at our hands. Our greed is killing our earth, and we refuse to admit or see it. Until we are willing to rock the crying babies of those who clean our homes while they clean, we are guilty of encouraging a caste system. Until we stand with mothers whose sons are persecuted by our own sons and mates, we are promoting war.

We must start saying “No!” to all who attempt to take our young sons away from us and bully them as a way to “toughen them up.” We must say “No!” to spending excess money on our children and ourselves, thus encouraging our mates to bring bigger and bigger bounties to our doorsteps. We must say “No!” to those who attempt to price fix incomes at less than living wages for those who take our places in the most physically and emotionally demanding roles in life.

We love to pretend that we are all earth mothers, while we actually save the best pieces of prosperity for our own families. When we stop consuming more than our own share and begin to partner with those who serve us and our own children, we can call ourselves earth mothers. It is we women who need to toughen up.

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  • Olanike
    May 20, 2014
    May 20, 2014

    Dear Y,

    You are are a deary and I have great respect for you. You are so full of wisdom and profound truths that many would rather not voice out. I am in total agreement with you that mothers have the biggest role to play in shaping out world. It is all about becoming the change we want to see or effect.

    This world will definitely be better off when we get to the point of loving our neighbours as ourselves. To live, we must let others live! I join you to say 'No!' to the many things that mothers do, which is not helping to make our world a better place for others.

    I came across this post which tallies with what you highlighted in your post; which may also interest you: http://worldpulse.com/node/89088

    God bless you ma'am!


  • Yvette Warren
    May 20, 2014
    May 20, 2014

    Thank you so much, Greengirl, for your courage and encouragement.