Being a woman means you have to live up to a certain standard. It means having the perfect body. A toned stomach with a thin waist. Breasts that are perky but not too big that they start gravitating downwards. Thick in all the right places. Fat? lose weight. Skinny? gain some.
Women should be loving and understanding, but dare to be opinionated and your passion is mistaken for attitude and anger (she’s probably on her period). Too emotional, clingy. Jealous, psychopath.
Since when did caring about your relationships mean you were crazy?
Creating A Perfect Image:
As a woman, you’re told to love yourself, but you’ll never be enough. Your lips should be fuller. Eyebrows thicker. Taller. Shorter.
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From a young age, we are told women should be wives and mothers.
They should take responsibility for raising children, cook, clean and take care of their homes. They should self-select out of work to fulfil their role as a mother. Get married and start a family. A woman should want kids, why wouldn’t she? After all, this is what society has taught women to do.
Women & The Workplace:
Not all jobs are meant for women. Women are nurses, not doctors. They are teachers and secretaries.
Did you know from the FTSE 100 ( top 100 companies inClaire Cohen , 2017
UK) there are only 7 female CEO’s?
Why would you want to be an engineer or work in a lab? You don’t have the skillset for that. Being a woman means accepting that you’ll be paid less than a man for doing the same job.
Challenging The Impossible:
Being a woman shouldn’t be limited to what you wear, how many kids you have, your career or for having a vagina.
Throughout our entire lives, woman
I thought I knew what being a woman meant. However, without
So always be the woman you want to be, not the one society tells you to be.
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