A look at the evolution of gender roles, from Leave It to Beaver, paternity leave, female breadwinners and more.
7 Signs you are dealing with a mentally strong woman
Mentally strong women manage their emotions, thoughts, and thinking patterns, allowing them to grow and grow more in their personal and professional lives.
Fears of Women
Every woman has her weaknesses and her fears: the fear of loneliness, ageing, poverty, getting fat and so many other things to be afraid of. Today, we will look at the list of fears any woman may have that cripples her most times.
Gender Disparity: Household Chores
We all see at our home that men are doing outside household work and women are responsible for inside household work. There is no home left on this planet where this traditional rule is not applicable. Even though she is working women, there is no change in this rule.
I Quit Dyeing My Grey Hair & Joined a Global Women’s Movement at the Same Time
Like many women, I’m a good girl. Since leaving the womb forty-something years ago, I’ve worked hard to meet the societally imposed obligation to always put my pretty face forward. This involves long nurturing an aversion to grey hair, which over the last 15 years has seen me spend countless hours — and thousands of pounds — obliterating offensive greys.
As a woman...
I am sorry, I need to vent: Can we talk? If I am being honest, I love being a woman but it is exhausting being a woman. I can only imagine what my ancestors would feel. I do not want to yell “Sexism” or “All men are…”, but at the same time I do not want to sit quietly and just let someone say whatever they want and feel I do not know what I am talking about just because “I am a woman”. Being a woman is tough, but I am tough too. Just exhausted. We deal with so many things: Sexism, beauty standards, health issues. It is like playing a video game; we go through a lot of obstacles to get to our goal. However, I am determined not only to win the levels but to also beat the game. I just need to say what and why I am exhausted.
Dear Strong Woman, You amaze me. I need to start right there because I know you haven't heard it nearly enough. All those times you felt like no one saw you, I hope you know I saw you clearly. All the times you spoke and thought that no one heard you, I assure you I did. Your words still resonate in my mind each time I face tough times, in fact. All those times you took care of everyone else without a single expectation or a single thank you... I bet you felt so unappreciated. I'm here to say that I not only appreciate you, but I love you. It's your love that built my spirit. It's your kindness and humility that taught me what matters most. It's your devotion to your family that made me who I am today.
What Is Lady Like?
When I used to hear the word lady like I'd think of reprimanding, scolding, and, quite honestly, the 18th century. I'd picture women in fluffy dresses with corsets who are constantly reminding each other to stay in their place. I'd think of my mother popping my hand telling me not to move a certain way because she decided to adorn me in a dress for the day. I'd remember teachers in school saying that I wasn't acting like a lady when my sassiness and strong opinion wasn't appreciated. Overall I viewed Lady Like as an undercover way of silencing a woman without out right telling her to be quiet.
My Daughter is NOT My Property!
. My Daughter Is Only My Responsibility . (as is equally My Son!) . My Daughter is NOT My Property! . I can No intention of doing the classic Alpha Male Crap and Intimidate My Daughters future partners!
1 in 3 Women Will Experience Violence from a Partner
With the rise of the #MeToo movement and ever-increasing allegations of sexual harassment and/or misconduct from powerful men in the workplace, the focus of women in relation to their bodies and autonomy has never been more in the spotlight. Meanwhile, European countries have been under fire for what has been seen as violations against women's rights in legislature proceedings. Then the shocking murder of Sarah Everard in the UK reignited many discussions about safety for women, unveiling the unsaid "codes" of how women often need to navigate the world around them. Never before have there been so many instances where women have risen to be talking points, not because of triumphs or glass ceilings being shattered—but because of the dangers they face in day-to-day life.
Sexism and The City
It was the day that everything changed. The city was revelling, a continuous cycle of drudgery, delusion, and desperation. Once again, I found myself standing waiting for the rhythm of the traffic light to quicken to a rapid pace and allow me to cross the road. Most people didn’t obey the traffic lights in the city, something about having no time. Yet, I quite looked forward to taking my time in the morning. With the hallowed sounds of civilisation knocking impatiently at my door and my heartbeat syncopated with the city, I looked around for a second, tried to gain my bearings.
Mine is a short-ish tale that began about ten years ago when a friend from high school moved to town. "John" was starting over at 49 and chose this city because his aging father lived here and he boarded rent free.
Objectification is my biggest trigger
Addressed or unaddressed, we all have internalized misogyny. It is a sneaky thing, snakes its way into many areas of our lives. The symptoms of a patriarchal society often go unnoticed, and can be difficult to identify.