“The opposite of patriarchy is not matriarchy, it is fraternity, and I think that it’s women who will have to break the spire and find the trick of cooperation…” – Germaine Greer.
Having the privilege of working with so many strong women, all silently brave and with their own stories, I have cause to reflect on a daily basis of the way women are treated in society and in the world. Not a day goes by where I don’t have to opportunity to point out to my female friends that they are more amazing than they, or anyone, gives them credit for. It saddens me that our culture doesn’t instil that self-confidence or offer that automatic assurance in our women. It distresses me that the forbearance taught to our women is not a quality that is celebrated, but moreover one that is taken advantage of, abused and exploited.
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