What is woman?

What Does It Mean To Be A Woman?

Growing up, I thought I had a pretty good idea what being a woman meant. All the women around me or at least the women I looked up to had a lot in common – they had successful careers, they were married, they were mothers, and they were involved in their communities. Looking back, I don’t know how the hell they did it – some days I come home and honestly am grateful that the only person I really have to cater to is myself. It sounds selfish but it’s true. Yesterday, I started my day at 5:30 AM, after 3.5 hours of sleep, and after just managing to get in a workout at 9:30 PM, I didn’t get home till 11 PM. Most days aren’t like this but then I think of my mother who while married and working, obtained all her education to the PhD level, and raised five kids, I feel a little put to shame. HOW DID YOU DO IT MUM? I WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET!

Then I think of all the different types of women that I’ve come to know in my early adulthood who have made an impression on me – some of them have been unmarried, some without kids, some at the start of their careers and some at the top of their careers; some enjoying meaningful work as homemakers, some young, some old, and some, somewhere in between. Many of them have different perspectives on their womanhood I am sure, and have different philosophies on how to go about living a healthy, happy, life. So I find myself wondering: What exactly does it mean to be a woman?

Being a woman is more than biology, and maybe it even goes beyond critically looking at gender as a social construct. Of course, there are a plethora of women (and men) who challenge me on this, and that’s fine, they’re entitled. But in my construction of reality, I choose to hold on to womanhood as sometimes similar but sometimes different from manhood. But with so many different representations of womanhood, who gets to decide what constitutes womanhood and what it means to be a woman? I think one of the unfortunate traits of human nature is that we feel a need to categorize people and this is evident in how we categorize women. We limit them and we say that she is, “that kind of woman, ” and that kind of woman is categorized as one who is traditional or modern or a feminist or not a feminist or liberal or conservative or a virgin or a whore. The list goes on.

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The glove on your hand when you r cold .....the fruit of God when you r hungry... the moon in the night.. shimering to guide your way... The reason you work so hard..... the love that keeps your heart skipping.... The sight in your loney eyes..

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