Lady O’s Utopian Daydream

LadyO’s Utopian daydream based on this quote:

“I once asked an economist in Africa, after spending the day traveling through an African country seeing women working in the fields, women working in the markets, women fetching fuel, women carrying water, women tending children – I asked, ‘Don’t you think it’s time we count women contributions to the economy in some way?’ And he responded, ‘No, what they do is not part of the economy.’ And I said, ‘Well, if every woman working in the field, in the markets, in the homes were to stop working for a week, I think every economist would learn they are definitely part of the economy.’”

–Sec. of State Hillary Clinton

Agreed the quote is vague on specifics like which African country or the Economist in question but it begs the question: what if we can pull off a Global Women’s Week Long Strike across all continents? With Activists and Lobbyists doing what they do and fuelled by all Women. How would this impact the Global economy and would it really validate and echo Mrs Clinton’s assertion. And to what end?

No divide in colour, religion, sexual preference, ‘economic’ status; we are simply bound by our common struggle as Women in our various situations for just one week. I wonder……

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“It will take some doing…

“It will take some doing to stop
feeding on books over food.
Everyday now I remind myself
I cannot live on paper words alone.
I must get up from this world of words in my head
leaving me outside of the living
empty, sometimes dead.
Let them out.
Loud.
Louder.
Again.
And again.
And again”

28th May – Lady O musing on Life since last post.