"I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants." - Whitney Houston
What is it like to be a woman? What is it like to be someones daughter; someones wife, and someones mother? Is she defined by what the society thinks is normal? Or does she stand by her own beliefs?
As a young woman, I often find myself struggling in a world made up of conflicting messages about who a woman is, or how she should live her life. The media is to be partially blamed for this, however, the true blame lies in the years of misguided views about women that has been reinforced by past generations.
Even now, women are still excluded from discussions about war or national security, and those mostly presented with issues regarding health and family life. Why are women so often being judged by their remarkable abilities to juggle their family, career and personal lives simultaneously?
Nowadays women have rights, and they are treated equally most of the time. Unfortunately, the notions about a woman's place in society, as well as her place within her family, are still conflicted.
The journey of the average woman is to go from being someones daughter, to being someones wife and someones mother, grandmother and so on. Even her family name says nothing about her; it is first her fathers, and then her husbands.
A woman is a remarkable creature. She is sensitive and assertive. She is beautiful and unique. She is God's creation, just like a man is, and she should never be stopped from achieving anything that she wants.