“If you are not innumerate, you can start a business. If you are not living in mortal fear of rape and beatings at home, you can organise your community to dig a new well. If you are not subjecting your daughter to traumatic genital injury at three and marrying her off at ten, she can go to school. And, when she does marry and has children of her own, they will benefit from two educated, employed parents, which means twice as much literate conversation in the home, twice the contacts, and twice the encouragement to succeed.”
Do read the rest of this article by Naomi Wolf: it is genius, because it’s simple and true http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/10/2011102133713539233.html
Isn’t it amazing that with just a little shift in our consciousness as a species we can immediately change the entire for world for something so much better? I believe that is at the heart of what Naomi Wolf is saying, and it couldn’t be more true. Seriously; READ HER ARTICLE, fellas.