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The 'Typical' Woman

July 23, 2021
By CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
16 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There would be no shadows if the sun were not shining"


The saying: ‘live however you want to live’ has been said to me, since I was a small child. I come from a long line of incredibly smart, and independent people, particularly women. My aunt, has made her own way, and is now a well- known artist, my mother is a doctor of translation, and all three of my other aunts are incredibly good at sports and competing. Because of this, as well as me being the only child on my mother's side, and one of the few girls on my father's side, many of my family have told me to be whatever I want to be, and not to conform to the stereotypes of a ‘typical’ woman. 
The thing is, the idea of a ‘typical’ woman, or a ‘50’s housewife’ seems to have become the new ‘heathen’, and I would just like to clarify. It is not bad to want to be looked after, it's not bad to stay at home and look after your kids while your husband works. Neither is it bad to be a single woman who is independent and is running her own company. I find it sad, that even though we have so many ways to be a woman, there are still things that seem to be ‘wrong’; only now, instead of them being things like, being a lesbian, being single, being independent, or being a hippy, its being ‘conventional’. 
The thing is it doesn’t matter where you come from, how you live, who you love, or what language you speak, there is no ‘wrong' way to be a woman. 
Being a woman is about being your beautiful, powerful self, and it doesn’t matter if that means you cook for your family, or if you fight for animal rights. Being a woman is like a spectrum, and you shouldn’t have to be the biggest rebel to count. 

Just be your exquisite self, and be a damn woman, no matter what that means to you, or to anyone else. 


The author's comments:

I wrote this, as it is something I feel very strongly about, call me a crazy femenist! :))

 

Luv yall!


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WolfGurl GOLD said...
on Oct. 15 at 7:54 pm
WolfGurl GOLD, Not A Real Place, Indiana
17 articles 4 photos 121 comments

Favorite Quote:
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. –Anatole France.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. –Josh Billings

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.- George Carlin

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never lose. Either win, or learn. - Me

I agree with the others, this is really great!!!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Aug. 24 at 12:35 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
117 articles 32 photos 908 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all
--Joni Mitchell

You unleash my inner feminist.

on Aug. 22 at 10:14 am
Bella_Queen DIAMOND, Plymouth, Ohio
62 articles 23 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
-Walt Whitman

This is a gorgeous piece! Thank you for getting this out there!

on Jul. 30 at 1:33 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
28 articles 0 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
When people first meet me, they think I'm really shy, but by the time they get to know me they wonder how the illusion of shyness ever came around!

This is so good, I love how you managed to make it femenist through out, and it's powerfully written. Thanks for this ♥️