Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country. – Isobel Allende who celebrates her 74th birthday today.
She also said:
For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.