As a female, I am accustomed to thinking of myself as the “weaker” sex. What if it’s all in your point of view?
Usually strength is seen as a burst of power, but what of endurance as another kind of power? What about the power of a birthing mother, bearing the arduous task of moving that little one from the inside to the outside of her body? Certainly the demand of giving birth is visited upon a mother, but it is her body’s energy and her spirit’s commitment that empowers her to surrender to this holy, hard work. Is she any less powerful because of this surrender? In fact, her ability to give herself to the task is precisely what makes her strong.