To be quite honest – I’m all over the whole Strong Women bit!
It’s as if, we as women as just expected to be almost Super human – taking all sorts of nonsense and wiping it away as if nothing happened and coming out stronger than ever, with our cape on.
I am tired of people saying that you have to be strong and look as if nothing is wrong even when all you want to do is just have life stop for a moment, so you can catch your breath.
I am tired of society giving men a free pass – but expect women to be all things to everyone, to take up the mantle, to be the strong one, the one who can cope – while men get to be – well men!! Which unfortunately in many of our societal circles – translates to having nonsense forgiven because they are men.
Yes – before you go off on a tangent, thinking that I am against men. I’m not – what I am against is this fallacy we’ve built thinking that women have to be strong! Thinking that it is not only just ok – but it is a must, that women put on a mask every day and pretend that we are ok – even if we are not! Continue reading