Women suffered from some kinds of stereotyping in many countries in the past. Infanticide was a way to get rid of the newborn girl baby in some countries, while in other countries women were accused of the sin of witchcraft. As the time went, this persecution evolved to have different forms such as depriving girls from education or limiting the jobs which were available to them. Women had struggled against this oppressive misconception for centuries until they became able to achieve their lost equality with men. Nowadays, women have been able to hold any position, been competing with their men peers, and proved their success. They have become famous writers and novelist such as Agatha Christie, scientists such as Mary Curie, preachers such as Joyce Mayer, ministers such as Hillary Clinton, and even presidents for the most developed countries such as Angela Merkel, the current German president. After proving their ability, women themselves argue about their duties. Mary Wollstonecraft suggests that woman’s greatest duty is to be a mother which has been proved to be completely true for many reasons.
Firstly, being a mother is the greatest full time job which women can carry out as a hard and accurate mission. The significance of the motherhood role can be represented in its responsibility for building a strong society which is able to push the wheels of progress and prosperity of any country. Surely, building that society depends on the process of the proper upbringing of its kids in which mothers play the most vital and critical role. According to Christina Fisanick in her essay “Working Women” she mentions that there are many proofs that the best thing for the growth and evolution of the future leaders is a mother paying great at…
…h he plants as just small seeds, and the pride of a businessman who establishes the foundations of his successful company. Think, what about those who build the foundations of great societies and nations? Mothers should be proud of their superior job which nobody else can hold. There is a poet in Egypt called Hafez Ibrahim, he says, “A mother is a school, preparing her like preparing a good nation.”
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