There are many things that I could say about what it means to be a woman today…but I’m not going to go on a rant. I think that being a woman today is a rather tricky situation. Women are expected to have full time jobs but still take care of their families, we are supposed to be strong and independent but not take away a man’s masculinity, we are expected to be tough but still stay feminine.
If a woman acts helpless she is being accused of being stuck in the past. If a woman refuses help (especially from a man) she is a bra burning feminist. So what is a girl to do? Woman today need to just be left alone and stop being subjected to the stereotypes of the past and the present. Being a woman today means that there are even more demands placed upon us, not only are we supposed to keep the standard “women’s work” but also add a full time job on top of that. We are not at the same level as men but we are getting close.
I think that being a woman today is hard. We are being pulled in several different directions at once. There are so many things that a woman is “supposed” to be, many of which is a contradiction to itself. Being a woman today is you being you, but more.