Empowerment in the Age of Emergent Females


Women’s power is a delicate area of discussion to tackle, especially at dinner table conversations where it was almost taboo to talk politics or religion. Now the era of females in revolt has come as if it was an uninvited guest.

Amidst the clang and clamor among the so-called more enlightened, liberated females around the world, it is especially notable among women in the larger Western or Western influenced metropolitan/cosmopolitan areas.

This age of social media and “ultra fast speed of light” communications has intruded upon the merely fraternal discourse among men. Women not only want to be seen but heard, loud and clear!!! Competing for conversation within the context of “all-things-women” are issues that run the stretch of the longest interstate freeways, each with its needy child-like attempt to gain attention, even banging (kitchen, mind you) pots and pans.

Issues that come to the fore are almost always self serving, not selfish, now there’s that thin line. From the rights of women lists come a litany from A to Z. Let’s start at the very beginning, A for Abortion to begin with, (and no, I am not going to touch that -ouch!) all through to E for Z – Zumba away to the modern woman’s world across the pond or the planet… “Who is going to put out the trash?” Or, “my rights are as important as yours! Heckle me timbers! Let’s file for divorce. You are no longer bringing out the best version of I, me or myself and I can earn much more that you, yadda, yadda, yadda. I have power!”

Screaming our heads or effigies off in women’s marches, ask, is it against the male of the species for equality we go against? Or, are the systemic givens of imperfections in world religions and government, the cultural biases and religious differences or indifferences, environmental Armageddon, etc.… making us feel so disempowered? Against whom and what, women of the world, are we really, truly deep in ourselves empowering ourselves for?

The global intermix has gotten our quest for women’s empowerment to the point of no return. Adjustments have to be made and made fast, or maybe not. Slow but sure, yet, no one wants to be left behind in the revolt. That leaves us, both men and women, the choice to engage in either fast forward, fists in the air movements to change the world or hold hands and walk gently towards pursuing fair gender equality and even more…

Equal pay for equal work. As well, squeezing its ever so subtle agenda so as to maintain her lady like demeanor is the C-Suite contender who has yet to break that glass ceiling, whose glass is made out of unbreakable material!

Sexual orientation/choice lies in the alphabetical range of S… yep! It’s almost there towards the end of this ever growing list. So much so that if someone is tapped on the shoulder in the waiting line outside an LGBTQ rest room asking where the Ladies or Men’s Room is, the urge to go seems to shrink significantly. No levity involved, but, where do most women really sit (no pun intended) on matters as basic yet as complex in the ‘new world’ definitions?

Servitude or devotion? When a wife maintains her domestic role in a household, the first question to really ask is where in the world? The answers to this run the range of pounding rice for a family living in grass huts being hard labor or fetching water miles away from its source being man’s work and unacceptable leading towards diametrically opposed responses, depending upon which side of the female dinner table you sit – servant or service? Oh, before we forget mind where you are seated, the progressive liberated guests and the more traditional women who happen to sit opposite.



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