Today we are celebrating womanhood in all its glory, triumph, pride and beauty. The event was devised in 2012 by Living, Learning and Loving Life, and I discovered it fairly recently. You can also find us on Facebook. Women always seem to struggle in the media, in public life, and indeed in general everyday situations. This is not a post to complain about ‘the men’ or even to feel sorry for ‘the women.’ It is simply an observation about contemporary culture.
For my part I want to extend a huge pat on the back and a hearty congratulations to all the new mothers out there. We have had some high profile births this year, most notably the royal baby born in July. I also gave birth recently. My second daughter is six weeks old and a little beauty, but then I would say that! Women have fought for centuries to be seen as human beings and not simply baby making machines. Nature dictates that we are built to reproduce. We should embrace our natural heritage as the provider and nurturer of life. Indeed, this is most likely the reason many men seem to dislike women. They are envious, jealous and maybe feel a little inferior because their bodies are not designed to perform this miraculous feat of growing and birthing a baby.
There are lots of women who do not have the inclination to produce babies. That is perfectly acceptable and we should be proud to make our own choices and decide how we live our lives. I also want to congratulate the hard working business mothers out there, whether you work in an office, a shop, or any other place of employment. It is damned hard to be a housewife and mother, but to combine that with an external job is very impressive indeed.
Women of the world, we are all wonderful!