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Women Warriors

2 Mar

I like to consider myself a feminist. I have protested for more comprehensive abortion rights in my country, follow feminist theory articles, vlogs and blogs such as http://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency. Thanks to social media it is now possible for women to tell the world about th


e problems they face every day. Unfortunately our predominantly male political landscapes mean these often serious issues are not taken seriously at all and instead are demoted to the rank of “womens issues”. Over half the population of this planet is female but somehow problems and hardships faced by women and caused nearly always by the minority (men) are still not viewed as human issues!

In Irish mythology one of the greatest heroes Cúchulainn was trained by the great warrior woman Scáthach of Scotland as a young boy. It was through her training that he became the legendary hero he is remembered as. If the male leaders of our countries and the everyday men of societies truly wish to become warriors again we need to look to our everyday warrior women. If more men can realise the obstacles that women face daily and yet simply “get on with it” would we not be better warriors ourselves as men?

Artwork by Jan Hess-http://fineartamerica.com/featured/scathach-jan-hess.html