Friday, January 30, 2015

What does it mean to be a woman?

Original: Daniele Zedda CC BY 4.0

Gender is more than biology. It is more than chromosomes. Our societies have defined what it means to be a woman or a man. 

From a very early age you learn how you should act, what you should like and what you should look like. That's fine, unless what you learn about being a woman is something that suppresses you. 

I consider myself lucky. I don't have to hide myself, my talents, my dreams and my thoughts just because I'm a woman. I am a human being, not just a half of a man.

What does it mean to be a woman?

1. Your role and value are defined by the society around you

2. Your body is different 

3. You represent a gender that has been suppressed and still faces injustice

4. You can enjoy femininity and masculinity without your sexuality being mocked

5. You can have that special bond that only a mother has with her child


  1. Interesting post, and true words :)

  2. Stephanie @ Life, UnexpectedlyJanuary 31, 2015 at 1:18 AM

    But not only a woman's role is defined by society, the same is true for men. How often are little boys told: "Boys don't cry!". At the same time, stay-at-home-moms are good women and mothers, stay-at-home-dads are oftentimes perceived as lazy good-for-nothing man-children. We're doing out best here to overcome those gender-roles by teaching all kids that they can be what they want!


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