Women Unite: We Are Powerful

By Tiffany Rodgers

Just when you think being a woman is a powerful thing she gets torn to shreads by some of the male persuasion. Not all men believe the “woman’s place is in the home”. Unfortunately, since we have elected an open womanizer, what more do we expect?

Why are strong women a threat? Are you to afraid of us succeeding? Is it because women are (let’s face it) better than men. Let’s look at some quotes from a few strong women who did not just settle on being “in the home”. Just to clarify – Being in the home should be the women’s decision, not some male pushing that position on her. Women who do stay at home are just as strong and powerful as those who do not. Once more, it is all about giving her the choice NOT the command.

“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.”?Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

These types of men are everywhere. It is disgusting that we still have this level of chauvinism in our world today. For heaven’s sake it is 2017.

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” —G.D. Anderson

That hits it on the head perfectly. Women were never weak. Only the perception of women is what was weak. We decided we would not to take it any longer. Thus the feminist movement happened.

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” —Michelle Obama

Women can do anything men can do, but even better. Why are there still judgments based on gender anyways? In all reality, men should be saying they can do anything a woman can do. I would like to see a man give birth. Most men act like the world is ending when they have a headache. Heaven forbid they get a cold – you know it’s the worst cold that anyone has ever experienced. Insert my eye roll.

“Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I’m well aware of, but that’s just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves.” —Hillary Clinton

Women who stand up for themselves and other women are often demonized. Why is this the case? Where is the disconnect? All women, everywhere should be able to say with pride ‘I AM A WOMAN!’ This does not automatically make her a man-hater (that title comes from a completely different set of issues and conflicts).

“A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are resilient. We can handle more pressure than most men. Diamonds are created when they have pressure put on them. That is why I would love to equate women to diamonds. Both are strong and hard, but beautiful and stunning all at the same time.

“I am a woman with thoughts and questions and s*** to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story–I will.” —Amy Schumer

I conclude with this quote. Women, we are a strong and powerful being. Together we can accomplish anything. Those who try (btw you will not succeed) to push women down or aside, need to remember we are a force. We stand by each other unequivocally. Why are you so concerned about labels (white supremacist, proud boys, Nazis, inferior man-child, the list could go on and on)? Stop playing semantics so that you can feel like a big boy. A true man acknowledges the need for women in every aspect. I am going to leave you with these lyrics. This is a man’s world, this is a man’s world. But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl!

Sarcasm, satire, and snark just seem to spew from my being. I may not be everyone's cup of tea, but who can refuse coffee? ?

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