A blog celebrating the freethinking women out there!
If you are a female and an freethinker, this blog is for you! After thousands of years of abuse, misogynistic religious attitudes, educational deprivation and being treated like property, women are finally getting the opportunity to blossom like the beautiful flowers they have been all along. The blog is dedicated to the strength and intelligence of the woman. It’s time to stand tall, to dance uninhibitedly and to give a dainty applause to the other half of the human race.
I’ve enjoyed reading many of the intelligent blogs out there including Feministing.com, Beep! Beep! It’s Me, A Whore in the Temple of Reason, Atheist Hussy, and MysteryOfIniquity (ladies, please comment with the link to your blog so I can add you to my reading list). It’s about time we got recognized for something more than just beauty. The beauty of women has long been acknowledged. However, by giving a woman recognition for just the shallow shell of a fading attribute and no more is just as demeaning as giving her no recognition at all. Though many men still find it hard to reconcile beauty and intelligence in the same female, there is no doubt at all that women will one day be on equal par with their male counterparts – in relationships and in the office.
We’ve sure come a long way babe, but we still have such a long way to go. Women are faced with the daunting task of juggling family, house, relationships and career. Though I feel this was much easier when communities were tight clans of trusted family and friends who helped with childrearing and the day-to-day dramas of life. Today, many women are not only alienated from their families because of cross-country moves, but they are also juggling a demanding career that most likely still produces guilt for time stolen from the family.
I often wonder if men ever struggle with this same guilt while they build their careers. There are also many women who are raising their families alone. The father sometimes abandons her and other times she chooses for her own well being to end a bad relationship. Either way, it is not easy to raise a family alone – yet so many women do it everyday. These women are some of the strongest women I’ve ever come across and I applaud their fortitude and sheer will.
Women are beautiful. I’ll give that much to the stereotypical chauvinists. We are beautiful on the outside AND on the inside. We are also so much more. We are meek yet highly intelligent. We are masters of organization and free spirited lovers of nature. We are the nurturers of the young and the hardnosed bitches of the boardroom. We are serious about building a financially solid future yet have no problem spending a hefty chunk on a pair of quality shoes. Are we a paradox? No, we’re just a multi-faceted life form capable of a variety of roles at the same time.
So here’s to you woman! I lift my cup up in your honor. You can be anything you want to be now. That is an awesome statement that your mother or grandmother could not have said with the surety that you can say it. Our future looks just as bright as our past is dark. Cheers! (wine glasses clinking together).