My friend Sonia was raised in a typical Indian middle class orthodox family. She absolutely had no reason to love herself or love for self as a woman. Rather she had more reasons to hate being woman. From boobs to butts, shopping to shavings…everything seemed to be so annoying to her!!
While growing up she had some Rock solid things to add to her hatred such as inequality, abuse, objectification… But then, over the time, living everyday as a woman, she realized how women have been struggling past few decades to get the basic rights that they deserve. They are breaking through the barriers and rising to heights.
Like Sonia, there are many women out there who have gone through a phase or may still going through a phase when womanhood has some odd memories or doesn’t give them happiness. Although it might not always be enjoyable being a woman, every woman deserves to feel like one. So She decided to embrace the womanhood!!!
We should love the complicated yet diversified existence of women, which has so many parts to it, which we often don’t consider. Being a woman in itself is a multi-faceted opportunity. No one said being a woman is easy but have myriads of reason to love yourself being a woman.
Here are a few reasons why I chose to love the woman in me:
Women are emotionally intelligent
Research says, women always score more than men in almost every scale when it comes to emotional intelligence. It has been scientifically proved that women have an edge over men when it comes to having those skillsets for a happy and successful life. Have you ever noticed that we never tune out emotionally, and this helps us enormously when it comes to nurturing? And that is one of the reasons we are given the power to nurture a life within us. We have the power to bring life into the world, not just by giving birth but with our nurturing and caring nature that we express to people around us and the efforts that we put in.
Yes, We bleed, that too every freaking month, sometimes even for a week. Every girl’s menstrual period is all about the pain, the discomfort, the pads and tampons and cups and whatnot, but somehow, I don’t see it as that much downer. Are you aware of the fact that most of the women tend to live more because of the iron expelled during her periods? Aren’t we the blessed ones, by Our mother nature with these unique features. It tells a lot about our health, our fertility, our femininity. It shows us how our body works. On a fun note, I use it to avoid perfectly ridiculous things and spare me the torture. 😉😉
We give birth
Do I even have to explain this? Giving birth is a life-altering pleasure of all. The greatest joy in the world. There’s no denying that it’s a hard and painful thing, but in the end, it makes you feel incredible. It’s like gruelling a marathon, which literally took from you, your flesh and your blood. When your baby emerges from you and you see the tiny little ears and hairs and nose and eyes, you become stronger than before. All those tiny tickles and giggles would make you feel worthy. This power of a woman to create, to nurture and to heal is a part of our very being, providing us with unique abilities and position us as the centre of all the change and existence around us. We keep the universe growing at its pace. Who else can do that? No one but only a woman!!
If you are a mother you would know what I mean here! I would rather explain this on a personal level. Once, I was able to help a friend of mine who was hospitalized, by breastfeeding her infant. Yes, I was able to do that just because mother nature has nurtured me with this incredible power. Only and Only a woman ever has this ability to feed her baby. Only a mother can experience his heavenly feeling. This is so-so unique and so-so special that it makes me feel proud of being a woman.
Good listener and multitasker
I follow and believe that all women are born to multitask. My husband can’t hold the baby even while drinking water or anything else for that matter. whereas I hold the baby while I cook, think, talk, work, clean, sometimes eat….at the same time!! Why women talk more because they listen more!!! We are wired that way!! Simple as that!
Clothes and clips
I meant it when I say it that I’ am envious of these suits. They usually ended up taking over our high heels. Fashion and beauty is a fun and creative form of self-expression, and if I was a man I might have missed out on it. Also, we are supposedly accepted to wear men’s clothing but can you do vice versa..nope!!! 😎😎
Boobs and butt
These most talked about boobs are not just a mere distraction for the men, but they have this power to lactate to feed our little ones. If that’s should not be called a miracle then what is? As a woman, I embrace and love my body with my curves, my sensibility, and my sensuality. We are one of the most beautiful creatures on earth. Without us, the world would S.T.O.P..!!
We have something to fight for
Don’t be surprised to know we are from the vigorous clan to whom the whole movement by the name of feminism has been dedicated. We have literally fought our way to success. We, woman, are fighters. And we still have a long long way to go with the equality. But being a part of a fight makes me feel important and empowered.
Being a part of the inspirational clan
I love being a woman when I see women who broke the glass ceilings. We endure the pain and sometimes every day can simply be more irritation. But here is the silver lining. These manifestation, battles and struggles have made us even stronger and smarter than before. Although as women we have miles to go, we have come a long way together!!!
In a Nutshell, though we are soft, but we are strong. We are beautiful, brave and this beauty is unique, so much so it can not be matched ever.
So, yes, I love being a woman (Read more here), it makes me powerful and would not want to change that !!!