A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else. – Anon
My great grandma had ten kids, oldest being 11, when her husband died. My grandmother had 5 kids, heavily pregnant with no. 6 when her husband died. Their life’s choices were severely limited because having so many children in succession meant a life doing “women’s work”. As a result, my grandmother never made it past 8th grade. My dad was a cop who was shot in the line of duty when I was 11 (fortunately he survived, but has lasting damage, and was forced to retire as a cop). It’s a vicious cycle, unfortunately. But my mother was able to break that cycle. Why? Birth control. She only had three children, the exact number she chose. She was able to work outside the home. Able to create her own life in tandem with my father, rather than dictated by poverty or through financial dependence.
I am a woman, and I support other women, not just personally, but through Darwin Dogs as well. I want to see them succeed, and in order to do that, we need to allow the chance to educate themselves and put themselves out there in the world as they choose, rather than what dire circumstances demands. To achieve the most potential from our daughters, we need to give them the right to grow and learn. Help them become Pilots of their own lives.
That’s why 10% of proceeds from Darwin Dogs will now be donated towards women’s causes:
- Planned Parenthood, helping women have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.
- Camfed - The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change
I know this is a polarizing topic, which is why it is so important to do this. If this was an easy thing to do or a popular thing to do, all businesses would be stepping up, dog trainers included! I do realize I’ll lose some followers, as well as some business, but hopefully those who support my endeavors to help women and girls reach their full potential will offer their support to Darwin Dogs and the Darwin’s Girls endeavor.
Darwin’s Girls is supporting our daughters, sisters, wives, and moms through education as well. Community outreach such as therapy dog sessions in schools, as well as seminars on goal setting, education and how to positively impact not only your life but your community as well.
So help me spread the word. Rather than creating the next set of Stepford Wives, or women chained to a life of self-perpetuating poverty due to lack of education, let’s create the next Jane Goodall. The next Dian Fossey. The next Bindi Irwin. All champions of animal rights and education. Help me help these girls succeed.
In educating and liberating these girls, we are creating the next generation of animal activist. The next generation who will be fighting for animal rights. Because after all, aren’t humans animals, too? Let’s fight for everyone’s rights. We are stronger together. Animals have no voice: let’s raise our girls to know their voices and to be strong enough to be the voices for not only animals, but for themselves.
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