It disturbs me that advertisers still target women for how pretty they are, their mommy skills, their ability to keep a clean house, and how pretty those houses are. Don't get me wrong. I loved being a mommy. I love a clean house, although I have never liked to clean it, and I love decorating. However, there is so much more to women than these things.
Why are we as women still being pitted against each other, and why do we buy into it on our blogs? We fight to show that we are the best "idea of a women " that society has to offer.
I want to know more about you as a woman. How are you coping with aging? What are you reading? How do you see your place in your family, your community, and society at large changing? What are your goals, immediate and long term? What are you doing to stay healthy? Is there a place for aging women in the workforce, on social media? Do you feel like you are becoming irrelevant? (We talked about that here last week) What are you doing to insure that you will have enough money to live on? How are your ideas of society changing? Do you feel like you are being left behind by a quickly changing world? What is your relationship with your children, your grandchildren? Are you caretaking elderly parents? How has your relationship with your siblings changed as you have made your own lives? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety , or other mental health issues?
We are women! We are strong! So why are we being made to believe that we are only a pretty room. Why are we so often made to feel guilty for doing the same things as men? No, we are not men. We are women and I want to explore all of the things I have mentioned. In the coming weeks and months I will be doing that.
I hope that you will let me know if there are more topics that I have missed that are important to you. This will be a continuation of Women Speak. We will meet here each Thursday.
Keep on doing what you love. Do what inspires you. Do it without guilt. Do it for yourself. Life and blogging are not continuous competitions.
Have a simple and serene day.