Question: In my country, Burkina Faso, although more and more women are becoming financially independent, society still expects them to behave as housewives. That puts a strain on them because, like their husbands, they spend their days out at work, help pay the bills, and they come back in the afternoon to start another full-time job, which is that of a mother and wife. For the stay-at-home mothers things are worse because they are seen as worthless, since they do not contribute financially. More and more women are looking for ways to work from home, or at least make an income while not being away from home for a long time. What is the role of men and women in a marriage? How can women in Burkina Faso transcend a mindset that is making us accept such a treatment?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
Well, the situation you are describing is not unique to your country. It is faced by women in almost every country on earth. There are some of the more mature democracies where they have various laws and rules that make it easier for women. But nevertheless, it is always a challenge that a woman is often the one responsible for the children and the house, while the man is free to focus on his career or hobbies or whatever it may be.
In your nation, in the, shall we say, less mature nations of the world, where women are still looked at in a more traditional way, this is not something that has an easy solution. It will take time. What women can do in such nations is, of course, to look at the more mature nations, look at the situation of women there and then begin to work towards those conditions in their own countries as opportunities are there to do, being realistic about what is possible and not possible.
As we have said, you cannot expect all nations in the next decade to come up to the same standard as the most mature nations are today, but you can certainly expect all nations to make progress. And, of course, when you look at the more mature nations, you will see that there has been a change in the attitude to women and the attitude that men have to their responsibility as fathers and husbands. So that there is more sharing of the responsibility in the home and therefore less of a burden on the women.
This is something that will be coming gradually in all nations. But, of course, there will be some nations where it will take longer, and this will especially be the case in nations that are dominated by the Muslim religion, where women are put down as being in a lower state than men. But there are, of course, other societies, such as India, which is predominantly Hindu, where also women have a much lower status, and therefore it will take longer.
But you can basically again look at the more developed nations and realize that women need to take some of the same steps that women have taken in those nations.
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