Do you remember when women were not considered to be persons? Oh, yes friend, I kid you not. Here in Canada, in 1928, The Supreme Court decided that under the British North American Act, women were not considered to be ‘persons.’ It was a long hard struggle to be considered as such.
Women had no voting, property or marriage rights. There was a day when women as non-persons could not own property.
If they inherited anything, the husband owned it. The husband owned the children. He could abandon his family at any time without consequences. A few brave women took up the task on behalf of all of us.
That’s why we must take advantage of what others earned on our behalf. Use the privileges we now have and use them wisely.
“Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more.(Mark 4:24, NIV)