I am woman.

8 Mar

Roar.

Happy International Women’s Day!

I’ve been thinking about writing a “women pwn” post for a while, and today seems to be a fitting day for it.

There are conflicting theories regarding what it is like to be a woman.  On the one hand, we have to deal with an irritating number of unpleasant bodily afflictions, as much as the media promotes low self esteem to men, it sets its raptor’s gaze more readily upon women, we harbour hormones that make us cry at the most ridiculous (and usually inopportune) of times, and we have to sit to pee (unless we want to make a right awful mess).

On the other hand?  We have vast opportunity to move forward in life because we fought for it utilizing our hard-as-carbon-steel determination, we have what it takes (physically and emotionally) to carry and birth life, and we can experience multiple orgasms.

I am lucky.  I have some of the most amazing women in the world, the whole world, in my life.  Women who have taught me that feeling weak isn’t the end of the world, but that even when I feel weak I am strong.  Women who have shown me that education is the key to life, and I am completely able to attain any education I desire.  Women who meet adversity with a cocked brow and smarmy smirk.  Women who can still smile after the worst possible day of their lives, flip Fate the bird and get up the next morning, determined to keep their chins up.

We’re no better than men.  Men are no better than us.  We’re as different as we are the same.  Both sexes celebrated, both genders accepted.

It’s a good day.

LiveonRelease – I’m Afraid of Britney Spears

UNT.

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7 Responses to “I am woman.”

  1. Simone March 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Great post! And I especially like your little song addition at the end, I had so forgotten about that piece of musical…history?

    • vyxen March 9, 2010 at 12:42 am #

      inorite.

      That song warms my black little heart.

  2. MJ March 9, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    WONDERFUL post. And you are so right, oh Wise and Foxy One!!! I’m proud to be a woman in this day and age, I can change my own oil, fix a flat tire by myself, I mow my own lawn (and two others) and did my own hair for my wedding. I am independent in all the best ways, yet I love being dependent on my husband, because he’s dependent on me as much as I am on him. I love that I have the choice to be what I want to be, and more and more every year women are looked on less and less as well….less than men. That having been said, however, the stay at home mom, or Child Development Research Specialist as I like to call them =P, are gaining more and more respect for the gargantuan occupation they have. And for all that men have all these muscles, and can reach the top shelf easier than me (dammit, so can two of my kids!) I’m every bit as strong, and stronger even, in a lot of other areas. We are different, but in our differences, we are equal. And I love that about us. ❤

    • vyxen March 9, 2010 at 12:43 am #

      Awh! Thanks, hon. 🙂

      You’re one of those stand-up women who inspire the hell out of me. The things you have done, and the things you have survived, are astounding. 🙂 You are one of my personal heroes.

  3. songmistress March 9, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    Excellently said, Kim. Well done.

    • vyxen March 9, 2010 at 8:52 am #

      Thank you! 🙂 It was a pleasure to, er, say! 🙂

  4. missyjo March 13, 2010 at 2:36 am #

    *beams*

    I try to be a good role model for everyone I know, most especially for those I really care about and in particular my kids. Can I tell you a secret? You’re one of my personal heroes too. You’re so strong and outspoken and courageous. I wish I possessed a tenth of that. You tend to be a live your life type, and I’m more a react to life type. I wonder what could happen if we spend the rest of our lives following each others example? 😉 *looks shifty*

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