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If I asked you to choose one thing that epitomizes the best of being a woman, what would it be? If you’re like me, you’d answer, “Why just one?” Let’s see if your responses made my list:
1. I get to change my mind…frequently.
This isn’t always a bad thing. For example, some days I just abhor the way women’s television portrays us. As a friend of mine once said, “If it’s television for women, why do they only show movies where guys abuse their wives?” But other days I’ll gleefully watch Farrah Fawcett set her husband on fire. Life is always an adventure for women; we never know what we’ll want tomorrow, maybe even dating on adultfrienedfinder.
2. Proud to be a bitch.
It’s a noun. It’s a verb. It’s an adjective. Heck, it’s even a magazine. Have you ever noticed that women who stand up for their principals, let alone have an opinion, are labeled with the “B-word?” It seems that any woman who tries to make a difference is often assigned this moniker. Whether you’re Hillary Clinton, Marlene Dietrich or dare I say it, Martha Stewart, proudly wear your “Hello my name is… Bitch” sticker!
3. Femininity is the antithesis of manliness.
From tomboy to Barbie doll look-a-like, femininity is inherent in us all. Grace and poise has seen women through war and childbirth and continues to give us quiet strength as we change the way we are viewed both professionally and intellectually. I remember the 80s well — watching my mother put on a suit with a floofy silk “tie” but still taking the time to blot her lipstick. There was an unspoken lesson in her quiet preparation. She showed me that you could best a man in business without losing an ounce of your femininity.
So there you have it in all it’s glory, my three absolute bests of being a woman. And if you don’t agree that’s okay, I’ll probably change my mind tomorrow.