Barra, Arwen, Evert, Christoph, Francis, Bella, Aden; these are just some of the storms that have caused millions of pounds worth of damage to property, severe disruption to businesses, destruction of wildlife habitat not to mention loss of life in the last three years.
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The majority of female statues that I see are in formal gardens and they’re semi-naked. All long hair, alabaster bosoms and pert bottoms.
A hothouse flower isn’t hardy enough to grow under natural conditions. It has to be pampered and nurtured in a protected environment. Fine if you’re a flower, but do you really want a high maintenance princess as a partner?
Becoming the Invisible Woman
I had hoped the notion that I would don tweed skirts and a shapeless jumper on hitting 50 were a thing of the past, but no, according to this company this was my aspirational future.
Taken for granted
What was once regarded as a high art form practiced by both men and women since ancient times was demoted to a “feminine craft” that was at best a characteristic of an attractive and thrifty wife.
Why is fragility so valued in women? Is it simply that helpless dependence makes men feel stronger and more powerful, reinforcing their role as leaders and providers in society?
A phoenix from the ashes of despair. An ugly duckling that became a swan. What is initially unappealing and unpromising has the potential to become beautiful and admirable in maturity. There is hope for us all.
Research shows that women who want to succeed are told that they need to consciously monitor themselves to balance assertion with enough caring/nurturing behaviours so they don’t upset the way in which others are used to seeing the world working. How much longer do we need to hide our strength behind a soft outer shell to be accepted and recognised for what we can contribute?