Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Womens Day

Wow! A hundred years. They say that there has been a lot of injustice with women and still there is unfairness today. I guess I have been lucky. When I used to be home with kids and did everything around the house and took care of kids as well, it seemed like I was getting the short end of a deal. In reality, staying home and taking care of your kid's and your husband's needs is far better than having to deal with the tension at work. There is love within your home. There are statistics, demographics, productivity, deadlines and then your own evaluation before your evaluation with your bosses. Compare that to hugs and smooches from your babies, a kiss in the air from your husband while he watches you wipe and clean your baby? No Sir, I would go back and take care of my babies any time. Well to each his own. I probably would occasionally complain all over again. The thing is that we get education and we know that we are capable of making money just the same. Therefore to us it seems like a very unintelligent choice until we get into the rat race of the outside world. The bottom line is respect, care and consideration will make anything easy even if you are not rich. It is not about being a man or a woman it is about fairness.

I will translate my brother's favourite song. It goes something like this:
EXCHANGE
Simple, straightforward, total and fair exchange of minds, this exchange is of hearts, so have this exchange and surround my whole world.
Make a promise and take one.
This is exchange of flights and skies. Don't have wings, take mine. Take my flight too.
This exchange is of hopes, dreams and sleep. Take my sleep and stay in my eyes.
This exchange is of songs, rhymes and melodies. This exchange is of plans, tokens and memories.
So take my hint and give me a sign.
Give a little and get a lot. It is fine with me. It is still an exchange.

I guess the poet is saying that he will give a lot as long as he gets a little bit of love.

4 comments:

Monalisa said...

:)

"Give a little and get a lot". Brings a smile to my face :)

Greetings Munir. Nice post :)

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Munir,

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for commenting on my story. You're right, you can inspire others by writing, just like you did today. This is a great post. I love the song lyrics!

Doris

Belle said...

I was a stay at home mom and housewife all my years, except for the time I cleaned offices at night (2 Years). It was the right choice for me, but I also admire women who are out there working. What is great is that we have a choice. Although, when the mom stays home there is usually little money to spare.

Footprints of Peace said...

Great Blog! Will try and stop by again!

Take Care