Thanks to Laura for this great post! Take it away….
At a time where blogs and online publication are full of articles designed to advise women on how to behave in their relationships, it seems important to remind yourself of what you want. You live in a complex world that is in constant evolution. Consequently, it’s likely that the advice you find about living a happy life may already be outdated, or they may not be suited to who you are. As a woman, you are not the fragile and passive princess of the fairy tales who waits for her prince to save her. You are strong, independent, and you deserve to be respected as an individual. However, you are also a victim of the media and the social expectations that others have for you. You know that it will be easier for you to be accepted in the society if you can match the silent expectations that people have. So every day your life is about juggling with what you want and what others expect from you.
#1. Women Want To Be Respected
The first and most important rule about being a woman is that you deserve respect as much as anybody else. The time when women were considered a lesser being is gone. In short, don’t take anymore any form of verbal for physical abuse, rude behavior or lack of consideration It isn’t okay. At a casual level, men who are looking to revive a former relationship – you know the kind: Handy steps to get your ex-girlfriend back, make her fall in love with you again, etc. – are immediately reminded that they should respect your opinion and feelings, and apologize if they’ve hurt you. In other words, every layer of the society is working together to give you the respect you deserve.
#2. Women Want To Be Pretty
Unfortunately, the world you live in still needs to improve. It is accepted that women matter as much as men – and it’s taken years to get to that point – but there are still unfair and unjustified expectations on women. One of these is beauty. As part of your social need for belonging, society defines paths for individuals to interact with their community. For women, being beautiful is a natural expectation, while the public expects less from the male counterpart. Consequently, it is natural for women to want to be pretty, because it remains the simplest way to assert your belonging to a community. I am pretty, therefore, I am allowed to be. It is an unfair expectation, but it is one that you need to be aware of, even if you choose to reject it.
#3. Women Want To Kick *ss
Finally, women are not sitting on the spectator bench anymore. They want to take actions and to change the world, one good deed at a time. As a result, the world is full of inspiring women, and you could be one of them too. You don’t have to be famous to make the world a better place. You just have to believe in yourself and do it. There is nothing that a woman couldn’t do as well as a man. As many have said, it’s about doing what you want and delivering something that matters. Whether you are a woman or a man has nothing to do with it.