Older observers will/may recall their youthful beginnings, their adventure into the world, and the road or perhaps the hard road to finding their place in society.
Work to your strengths. Do what you love and never work a day in your life. Describe it how you like there was still an expectation and I think only a very few did not accept the obligation to at least attempt success in some form.
Then, there were changes. Life for young boys, young men became different. We are aware of that, we’ve seen it, we see how much harder it is to make a beginning in this strange new environment today, than it was for us.
And life changed for girls: The expectation that they would now be more than mothers and lowly domestic managers … and still it was undervalued work they never got paid enough for.
But something different happened with girls on the basis that they needed to catch up. Funding organisations. The larger example;
The Women’s Funding Network (WFN)
A worldwide philanthropic network dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.
A network of multiple funds that in 2011 had established itself in 26 countries.
A better world for women and girls is a better world for all.
But is it?
It’s not a financial reward for success. It’s a financial obligation to be be absorbed into and succeed according to set demands.
Success contrary to the natural and established inclinations of the child.
Perhaps then if many women were honest (and some are saying this now, that they were sucked into a network of false belief, many giving away the possibility of motherhood for careers and now living with regret) there would be an admission that they weren’t following their hearts, or their own destiny but were financially obligated to the beliefs of a few women (amongst the international population) who were placing demands on girls to grow into a fantasy world of a majority of sucessful females.
That must be quite a head job to be thrown into the spiraling demands on ongoing success and promotion. Something like the hounded husband of old whose wife demanded he seek promotion to the point of incompetence as the highest possible status was what she wanted.
I wonder when it comes to stories (and we know there are many untold male horror stories) whether we are yet to see the depth of regret and despair amongst women, when we have a media that grasps at any, even minor or minimalist glorification of female success.
Is it the same people, the same organisations, that are pushing these stories, to continue the belief in their own organisations?
In the war against men, there must be an army, soldiers, and casualties.
Are we simply not seeing the reality of this battlefield, this different war, and the injuries because it’s not a traditional war?