A Woman's Independence
In 2016 women are CEO of their company, the mother and father of their children, the females who restored plus size models into the fashion industry, the women who dare run for president, and aren't afraid to mix sexy with sports (Thank you Rousey). This is the start of women who have made their mark within a man's world and paved the future for all female architects...a special one I admired, Zaha Hadid, the Queen of Curves.
The fight to have our freedom and independence I believe led us to this point. So you may have noticed I'm a feminist, but that doesn't mean I hate men? In fact that's not what being a feminist is about. I support feminism because I wholeheartedly disapprove of the traditional standards men forced upon women.
Women have declared others be well aware we deserve our rights. But while battling for our rights, I see many women become too self-sufficient it has caused the want for a man to dissolve.
Growing up my mom always taught me never to rely on a man, to be independent, and strive for what I wanted to accomplish. I love her for teaching me that principal, however I've came to believe I can do bad all by myself. It sounds funny, but in reality it's not.
I said to a young mother, "I rather have children instead of a husband." She understood what I meant, but advised me it takes two to raise a child and a mother can only do so much. Another instance, when I was offered help to pay my bills, (not that I needed the help, but a man offered), but I respectfully declined. I was upset because I hate receiving help from others. My perception of I'm good independent, bad all by myself, ruined my outlook on males.
I rather have children instead of a husband.
Luckily, I evaluate myself on a monthly basis and immediately changed my perception. I realized it's never okay to become comfortable and independent to the extent that I perceive God's creation of men worthless to consider within my life. As Jane Galvin Lewis once said,
"You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman," and that made me smile.
(Images provided by Brian Gluys)