En las orillas del Mar d’Ella – On the Shores of the Sea of She…

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Todo lo ha dominado el hombre…

¡Pues claro! Desde que existe el universo nos han dicho que Él creo a él y de la costilla de él, Él hizo a ella. Ella no era más que una mujer, y muy desobediente pues fue a comer de la fruta prohibida y le dio también a él y eso causó que ellos, y por ende la humanidad, fuesen expulsados del Eden, o sea, del paraíso. Bueno, algo así…

La Grecia antigua, Roma, Egipto, Persa, China, y los demás imperios de los tiempos de la antigüedad remota fueron todos dominados por grandes hombres, e.g. Alejandro Magno, Julio Cesar, Ramsés II, Ciro el Grande, Kangxi el Grande…

¿Querría decir esto que no habían mujeres capaces de regir sobre un imperio?

¡Vamos! ¡Claro que no! Pero no las dejaban hacer nada de eso. Si, claro que conocemos cuentos de la Reina del Sur, de Cleopatra, de Juana de Arcos, y de otras reinas del medioevo y del renacimiento, pero fueron pocas.

Y, ¿La mujer común y corriente, que ni era reina ni santa? ¿La que hubiera querido ser escritora, pintora, científica, medico?

Pero ya ha cambiado la cosa y se están tomando los pasos necesarios para garantizar la igualdad y se está respetando mas y mas a la mujer y también a otros seres discriminados.

Por eso me detuve a la orilla del Mar d’Ella a verla nadar como una sirena…

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Man dominated everything…

Of course! Since the dawn of the Universe we have been told that He created he and from a rib He took from he, He made her, a woman. And quite disobedient she turned out to be. She ate of the forbidden fruit and gave he to eat as well. This caused he and she to be expulsed from Eden, or Paradise. Well, something like that…

Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, China, and the rest of the great empires of antiquity, were all dominated by men, e.g. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Ramses II, Cyrus the Great and Kangxi the Great…

Can this mean that there were no women capable of governing an empire?

Come on! Of course not! But they were not allowed to do anything like that. Yes, we have heard about the Queen of the South, Cleopatra, Joan d’Arc and other queens of medieval times and the Renaissance, but there weren’t really that many.

And what about the normal, common woman, who was neither a queen or a saint? The one who wanted to be a writer, a painter, a scholar or a scientist?

But things have changed. Steps are being taken towards equality. Women are respected more as are others who have always been discriminated.

Because of that I stood at the shores of the Sea of She to watch her swim like a mermaid…

Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 16 AUG 2022, Valencia, España.

16 Comments

    1. Thank you Sir, very much!

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  1. janetsm says:

    Lovely, Francis. Thank you for supporting women’s rights.

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    1. Thank you Janet, and you are very welcome. It is a duty.

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  2. kristianw84 says:

    There are not enough words in Webster’s Dictionary to describe how much I love this!! Bravo, my friend!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kristian! Have a great day and week! All the best and greetings from Spain.

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    A wonderful post, but that last sentence really made it pop. Loved this piece, my friend!

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    1. I truly appreciate your words my friend! Thank you!

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  4. Love it! Mermaid-Approved! 🙂

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    1. Thank you!!! I am so glad you liked it! All the best!

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    I love this photograph and this beautiful piece and a lovely mermaid she is indeed! Sending you both our love!

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    1. Thank you so much Joni! Love and blessings to you both!

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        My pleasure and thanks for the love and blessings. 🦋

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  6. Adelheid says:

    This is a nice post, Sir. 😚😙😊

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