I have listened to the emotional pain of women on countless occasions in four continents. I have come to believe many women have to bear much more than the emotional pain arising from tragic circumstances in this very life. For hundreds of generations, women have had to suffer through war, conflict and violence. They have to endure the horror of such events. Mothers, especially, have to deal with the loss of their loved ones, such as husbands and children, as well as the hardships due to amputations, disfigurements and wounds. They have to nurse the physical/psychological traumas of survivors of savage events.