As a woman, a question I have often asked myself is this: When did I first become a woman?
Am I a woman because I dress like one? Am I a woman because of my looks and body shape? Am I a woman because of my voice (which many refer to as soft spoken)? Am I a woman because I behave like one? What really makes me a woman?
I honestly don’t have an answer to this and all the people I have asked do not have a direct answer; maybe it’s the latest addition to the list of why women are complicated (lol). However, one thing life has taught me is that I am a woman not because of the external but more of the internal. That must be confusing, right?
I am not saying I don’t look like a woman, because I do – just to clarify. But it is more about how I feel on the inside. A woman is strong when no one around her is. Sometimes she has to be strong for her kids and even her husband when things are falling apart. At times the husband is absent and so she is both the mother and father. As a young woman she needs to stand up to so much cultural or religious suppression and prove that she can make it.
In a nut shell; she is not only a woman based on what you see but rather, on her inner strength. This is not to mention physical pain in various phases of her life. We celebrated International Women’s Day this week. I sincerely hope we can stand up for her as we realize why she is called woman. To get a male perspective on this, click HERE to read Mitch’s post
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