The geopolitical map of the world was primarily established through war, destruction, and massive loss of lives and properties. As one group of community fight to displace or fend off another group of community. That is how the U.S.A was formed and to a great extent most countries around the world.
It is no secret that men were behind these wars on either offense or defense fronts and back in the days going to war was considered the epitome of manhood. It didn’t get any more macho than that, and men who were considered men would go to war, while boys and sissies would stay at home or run the opposite direction of the war.
Women and children were not expected to go to war, though they will be the casualties should their men lose the war, or they will live to see more days should their men win the war. It was something unnatural for a woman to join the army, and be in the frontline of the war. That is why on this international women’s day we celebrate Cathay Williams (1844 -1893), the first African-American …read more