Saturday, May 3, 2008

Coming back to an important theme

I really had my eyes opened last month when I temporarily put up a widget that showed how many people were visiting Isis, and from where.

Oh sure, they weren't in the hundreds. But it still made me aware that these words I write are being read in countries to which I have never been, by people I will never meet. People will visit Isis, read a little and perhaps not comment.

So what message can I share, what can I say that would be important to these anonymous visitors?

Isis regulars, You know already where I am going. If the words I am about to say were general knowledge, I wouldn't need to share them. They are not. Therefore, from time to time, I will.

Two facts are certain: Either You are a Woman, or at some point in your life, you will interact with a Woman. To the former, I say: You are fully as intelligent, as valuable, as gifted, as any man. The Creator gave You a brain because the Creator intended for You to use it. It is time for You, whoever You are, whereever You are to stand tall and claim Your inalienable human rights and to understand that You are beautiful, powerful and NECESSARY!

To the latter, to the men, I say: Share these facts with the Women in Your life.

That is all.


Janice Thomson said...

Three cheers for people like ECD! :)

...amarpreet said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Eastcoastdweller said...

The cheers, and the hoorays, properly belong to You, Janice and to You, Amarpreet, because You recognize Your worth as Women.

Janice, You have amazing artistic gifts and the world is blessed by them. Amarpreet, You have set a goal to become "Empress of Your life," to overcome some terrible personal obstacles, and that is truly inspiring.

Princess Haiku said...

I appreciate what you are doing with your blog. I am closely following the election primaries in the US and the way Hillary Clinton is being treated is disgraceful. Inequality still reigns and blogs like yours are a sanctuary.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Princess Haiku: Thank You for Your thoughtful words. May Isis (and Her Sister blog, For Love of Woman), always be such a sanctuary, a place not only free of every trace of misogyny but also a place where the eyes of Women are opened to Their magnificence.

Where the power, beauty and importance of every Woman on this earth -- from an Aleut Maiden in the frozen north to a Bushman Matriarch in the Kalahari desert of Africa -- is joyfully celebrated!

mermaid musings said...

you are my hero no doubts!