La femme est l’avenir de l’homme

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The French poet Louis Aragon told us some two generations ago that “Woman is the future of man”. And if we had any doubts about that as we enter into 2012, we have today before our eyes this exceptional, moving photograph of a street demonstration yesterday in which several thousand brave women marched through central Cairo in an extraordinary expression of anger over images of soldiers beating, stripping and kicking female demonstrators in Tahrir Square.

The importance of the leadership role of women in all aspects of 21st century democracy is a theme which comes up again and again in all projects and programs of World Streets and the New Mobility Agenda. If you click to http://worldstreets.wordpress.com/category/users/women/ you will see a steady array of articles specifically on the leadership role of women, with more at a new dedicated Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/groups/125064544255045/

And we hope you will put it toward the top of your agenda as well. We will not let up on this and that’s a promise.

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One thought on “La femme est l’avenir de l’homme

  1. Yes, but…many brave and wise women in many countries who want and need to lead still face unrelenting rage and societal straitjackets, like the Afghan woman recently in the news worldwide who plans to marry (!) the man who raped her, as she sees no better option. Until or unless women have economic power and the freedom to determine their own path, free of social norms, they will not only not lead, but remain in bondage to others.

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