Women do not have to have men validate their voice. They do not have to become mothers to be comfortably accepted in their communities as they age into their 50s and 60s. Women can work at home or outside of the house. They can walk with their heads high in public and they can always expect to be treated with respect. The perspective, opinions and thoughts of a woman can be just important as that of any man. I am a woman and I have a voice.