There are lots of “what ifs” for women. Society expects us to be caretakers, baby sitters and homemakers.
We’re the ones expected to be there to bandage skinned knees and kiss the boo-boos.
Boys are raised to be strong and sure of themselves. While we girls tiptoe around them.
Women in our age group have struggled to stand up for ourselves. We were cautioned not to be too assertive so as not to threaten men.
I recall growing up that boys were treated different. If they got a bit out of hand, well, boys will be boys. They pushed and they shoved and we girls just stood around and watched.
You’ve heard the phrase “mean girls.” But how many times have you heard someone say“mean boys?”
We looked to everyone else to be proud of us. When really all we needed was to feel pride of self.
Why did no one teach us that?
Why did no one tell us not to become another flower to be picked for our beauty and then left to wither and die?
When a woman wants to leave a man, one of her first thoughts is whether she can take care of the family if he opts to be a deadbeat dad.
If it’s the other way around and the dad stays with the children and the mother takes off for parts unknown, she is judged harshly. Shunned. Talked about behind her back.
She is thought to be unfeeling, have no motherly instincts, and not love her children.
How many times have you heard about a woman filing for divorce and while walking down the courthouse steps the husband steps up and shoots her dead?
When everyone should have a star up there in the sky with their name on it.
Everyone should be allowed to shine in their own right.
It’s all about power.
And sometimes women have to fight like hell to take theirs back.
What if women didn’t even have to consider “what if” and just forged their own path?
Women should shoot for the moon.
And like the saying goes: If we fall, we will land among the stars.