Were you told since childhood to be tough to be taken seriously and be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with a man? and tough means don’t waste your time on vanity, wearing a lipstick is a waste of time. I don’t know about you but I was told this by many. I never understood how dressing a certain way would reflect my intellect/ strength or merit.
I have seen well dressed, well-done-hair women with makeup, totally own an important office meeting, or bowl over in an intellectual discussion/argument, come first in exams, when they work, behave or open their mouth they deliver. Wearing dresses, skirts, makeup does not take away from a woman’s intellect or strength. Women are vulnerable, emotional, compassionate and at the same time tough irrespective what they choose to wear.
I feel as much comfortable in dresses and skirts as much as I do in pantsuits. And overall I am very feminine in my dressing, actions, reactions, feelings. Your version of femininity might be different from mine, whatever your version of femininity is – embrace it. Do not let anyone tell you that you need to dress a certain way to be taken seriously . Our femininity is not our weakness. Dressing or behaving like a man does not necessarily imply that one is powerful.
If you have followed my blog then you might already know that I am a vocal feminist, and yet I don’t think dressing/looking/behaving like a man ‘on purpose/ without our wishes’ is a way to go about it. The whole point of feminism is, yes – we are different from you and yet we are equals…
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