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A Talk About Women

c. 1949

 

How beautiful would it be if our women could have the same opportunity with men. A parent who had means to educate a child would rather educate his or her son, because he believed he would be receiving big salary when he had left school and took up a job.…. The parent’s poor daughters are neglected and left uneducated because the parent felt that whatever education she was given would be unprofitable and would all end in the kitchen. This sort of feeling which had existed for quite a long time was responsible for the state on women today. These poor girls eventually become relegated to the background, enslaved, enfeebled, uneducated, ignorant and absolutely silenced and suppressed in obscurity. They are overworked and underfed, yet they don’t complain, because they are unconcious of their right. A wife is never a companion but a slave. As there is no country that can rise above her womenfolk, I am therefore appealing to the parents in this little article to give their daughters equal opportunity with their sons. I am also appealing to the men to please rally round and cooperate with women to redeem then from their present status. I am also saying to the women that “It is never too late to mend”, “Rome was never built in a day”. We women who are in the background today may be in the lime light tomorrow. But the women too should strive to acquire knowledge in anything, from everywhere and anybody. They should try to take the best from all that comes their way…. There is such a lot of work before us, before we can take our place efficiently side by side with other women of the world, socially educationally, economically and so on, and pleased God, we shall.