Updated: Mar 13, 2022
by Delvon Johnson
As far as I’m concerned, women are the strongest individuals on this planet. It’s no secret that they don’t receive the credit that they deserve, and are undermined when it comes to the workplace, rights, equality and the credit they truly reserve. I can probably write a whole book about their accomplishments and achievements that they have contributed to the world, but that would be more than the world could probably handle.
So, let’s just start with humanity. There would be none if women weren’t in existence. Women are responsible for the birth of men and women. So, while men try to take dominance in so many ways, the truth of the matter is men wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for women giving birth to them. Period.
Men perpetrate through their masculinity that they are stronger than women, but the truth of the matter is that men can’t endure 10% of the trials and tribulations that women have gone through in the past, are going through in the present, and will go through in the future. History proves that women have broken barriers that men couldn’t even come close to breaking, and they continue to do so. Women like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, and Michele Obama, just to state a few.
Not to go too graphic into what women must endure on a monthly basis with menstrual cycles, but the intensity that women have to undergo through pregnancy to give birth is a vital example in itself of what would be impossible for men to withstand. As men, we will never know the anguish that they go through just for that aspect of their lives. Not to mention the men that leave them desolate to raise their children as single mothers. The struggle is real and real women deal with this in real life every day. Perhaps if men knew this, they would respect and treat women worthier.
In the 21st Century, regardless of how men attempt to downgrade their work ethics, capabilities, and trailblazing, women still strive for excellence. These are women from every shape, color, size, and race. They fight for what they want and feel, and most don’t give up until they accomplish their goals, despite the uphill battle. Their determination is unparalleled. They have evolved into doctors, lawyers, congresswomen, mechanics, corporate executives, CEO’s, business owners and so much more. In 2020, the United States was even graced with a woman elected as the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris! Women continue to strive no matter what, because they know where they have come from, where they are going, and their self-worth. Men in power consistently downplay what women are capable of, but they know. It intimidates them because it’s really all about power, and most men feel they are more powerful than women perhaps due to the emotions that women portray. But what most men fail to realize is suppressing emotions is a sign of weakness, and only the strongest individuals are the ones that can share their emotions, and THAT is the secret to enduring, strength, and power. And this is just the beginning. There is so much more to come from women and I am looking forward to seeing so many more amazing achievements.