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If you thought “(S)he loves me /loves me not” was one of the most difficult questions to answer in life, you probably got it right – and wrong too.
Why? Because there’s another question which is equally (if not more difficult) to answer, i.e. “Should she work or not? – especially if she is married / a mother”. This topic is much discussed and debated in almost every circle I know. No matter his/her age, almost everyone I know has a strong view, opinion and perspective on the issue – from my neighbor’s grandfather to my mother to my mother-in-law to my friends to my colleagues to my daughter to the family friends’ dog to the long distance uncle/aunty who saw me once as a baby…all and sundry. But of course! We live in an era where we all have freedom of thought and speech, and so literature and stories galore!
Here’s the thing…
I know what it takes for most women to answer that question and make peace with their answer.
I know what it takes for most women to share their answer with the world, and deal with all that the response entails.
I know what it takes for most women to action her answer on a daily basis, and deal with all that comes her way.
Because I’ve been there, and done that! And like with everything else in life – It has its good, bad and ugly.
And yet, anyone who listens to my voice knows that I am a strong advocate of #WomenAtWork.
A lot of times I’m asked and continue to ask myself, “Why should women work?”
Here’s my response.
It does not matter what works she does.
It does not matter where she works.
It does not matter how she works.
It does not matter how long she works.
What matters is that SHE WORKS.
Today, tomorrow and the day after.
What matters is that her work makes a difference to her/their life.
This post is dedicated to any/all women who have ‘worked’ at some time in their life. May the tribe expand, flourish and prosper!
First published here.
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