It’s Hard in a Woman’s World

Everywhere I travel in the archipelago of Indonesia there is one thing that stands out in the workplace – the women. It seems to be the norm in most Asian countries that the women do all the hard work. They work the hardest in the padi fields, look after most of the farm animals in villages, and in the cities labour the hardest on building sites and any other place of construction. It is a well known fact that women do what is referred to as the dirty tasks in daily life. And yet, it is the female of our gender that deserves the most praise for their resilience, zeal and fortitude in any endeavour they undertake.