As the Iliad depicts, people used to worship Athena, daughter of Zeus who was known for her wisdom, warcraft, and handicrafts. It was Athena who wielded Zeus’s aegis in the battle of Troy. Therefore, there should be no doubt about her ability and worthiness.
Likewise, there should be no doubt about the abilities of all the women in our country who has been putting in their time and effort to make a place for themselves. We have Athena in every one of them.
It’s a man’s world — that’s what the song used to say. That was more than fifty years ago. You’d think times have changed, but not as much as one would have hoped. The number of women in certain sectors is still limited to a point that just reminds us of the infectious stereotype that people still hold, not just in our country but all across the world. One common cliché is that women are not good at technology. While reality tells a whole different story.
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