You matter, Families matter, and Mothers matter…or do they?
I was at a conference recently at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, about the outlook for women in current times and in the future. As a woman, this was an important conference for me, but I was stunned by the concluding message we walked away with… The single worst thing a woman can do currently in her lifetime, that will lower her standard of living perhaps leading her into poverty, is to become a Mother. Yet, the most womanly thing we women do is to become mothers, it’s our specialty, and currently, we do it for free. Between the stop in salary, to some (affordable) health insurance, and no retirement fund, the loss of money and eventually quality of life spirals out of control. Is this the way we respect ourselves and the woman who brought us into the world, who nurtured us, who was our first teacher? It is time, being a mother is a job, in fact, I would go so far as to say,
…it is the MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD, it’s time to pay Mothers for their work!
"WOMAN'S WORK" matters MOTHERS matter RESPECT* matters
*its time to stop the rapes, beatings, and killings of women and girls across all races.