Courage is required for implementation but is only relevant in the face of adversity. Courage is not needed or recognised unless there is an obstacle, indifference or a situation that requires a critical choice of conviction. We may espouse to hold a conviction of respect and loyalty towards the women; however, both ourselves and the observer will never know whether this is a true conviction until we are faced with a choice to be respectful and loyal towards another woman – this is when courage is found or not found.
Courage is not comfortable, because when necessary, courage is concerned with knocking down an obstacle, facing the opposition, whether external, internal, or both; bringing about the reality of our belief, value and conviction. Courage is only present because it is uncomfortable; if it is comfortable, courage is not required. Ultimately, you will be justified with a good feeling, because you can say, “I’m glad I stood for what is right”.