Started my day early and ended it productively by late afternoon.
As a newly hired teacher, I attended the Gender Sensitivity Orientation for teachers and staff at my new work place. I didn't just learn from the seminar but I cultivated something real relevant out of it. Awareness with womens' rights, the difference between sex and gender, and what are the gender biases and abuses that are happening in our community, family and even within our self today.
I was the youngest participant on the seminar that is why I really enjoyed hearing real life stories with people who were married or people who are elder with more experiences than me.
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For Every Woman
by Nancy R. Smith
FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO IS TIRED OF ACTING WEAK WHEN SHE KNOWS SHE IS STRONG, THERE IS A MAN WHO IS TIRED OF APPEARING STRONG WHEN HE FEELS VULNERABLE. FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO IS TIRED OF ACTING DUMB, THERE IS A MAN WHO IS BURDENED WITH THE CONSTANT EXPECTATION OF “KNOWING EVERYTHING. FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO IS TIRED OF BEING CALLED “AN EMOTIONAL FEMALE,” THERE IS A MAN WHO IS DENIED THE RIGHT TO WEEP AND TO BE GENTLE FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO FEELS “TIED DOWN” BY HER CHILDREN, THERE IS A MAN WHO IS DENIED THE FULL PLEASURES OF SHARED PARENTHOOD. FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO IS DENIED MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT AND EQUAL PAY, THERE IS A MAN WHO MUST BEAR FULL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO WAS NOT TAUGHT THE INTRICACIES OF AN AUTOMOBILE, THERE IS A MAN WHO WAS NOT TAUGHT THE SATISFACTION OF COOKING. FOR EVERY WOMAN WHO TAKES A STEP TOWARD HER OWN LIBERATION, THERE IS A MAN WHO FINDS THE WAY TO FREEDOM HAS BEEN MADE A LITTLE EASIER.