Friday, April 15, 2011
This morning I walked almost 4 miles .
The first 2 and 3/4 miles ( the long way) I walked into the next town , went to a little coffee house
and had breakfast , I figured " I just walked three miles , I do believe I earned a yummy breakfast " .
While I waited for my order and sipped a lovely Nicaraguan coffee with peanutty undertones .
I spoke to another lovely woman and her family ( they actually owned the coffeeshop ) , I ate my yummy egg and cheese with BACON (insert gasp here)
the girl at the counter refilled my water bottle and then I walked the other mile ( the short way) back home .
I got to thinking that there are women in other countries who can't do any of these things I did this morning let alone one of them .
Countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq forbid their women from showing any part of their skin apart from their hands (wrists down) in public , men can dress as they please, most women on the other hand, are by law required to cover their face and wear ankle-length, long sleeve dresses and robes. A public whipping is the most common punishment for women who are found guilty of showing their bodies in public.
You can bet that I was showing more than my hands today .
In other countries it is unlawful for a woman to even go out in public without her husband .
Yet in other countries it is unlawful for a woman to talk to a man in public .
This makes me sad and happy at the same time .
So I say to my fellow American ladies GET OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING !!
You have rights , use them , there are no excuses why any of us should be stuck at home .
And there are no laws either :)