Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. – G.D. Anderson
Inspiring Women of WordPress
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month falls in October. November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Of course the holidays is a time of giving, showing appreciation, and love. After that comes my favorite day – Valentine’s Day.
I want to do something special for some inspiring women I have met here in WordPress. Sort of spreading and sharing the inspiration.
Starting Monday through the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, I will introduce a different Inspiring Woman of WordPress. You will meet doctors, poets, great motivators, teachers, designers, and mothers, the most sacred (and thankless) of professions.
I will still be posting poetry (and my other nonsense) but a different talented lady will be highlighted with every post. On some weeks I will break my self imposed two posts a week rule.
I hope you join me to celebrate the world’s greatest resource – WOMAN.
Woman an enchanting paradox for some an alluring mosaic to my eyes A masterpiece of artistry and love She is a portrait of her laughter and long forgotten tears A collection of stunning jigsaw pieces of heartbreak and memories collected through the years She is a labyrinth of emotions a sweet sum of all her parts To truly appreciate the beauty of a woman you must discover the little girl for she will forever be a priceless work of art
Don’t need to be a mathematician or genius to postulate on the female form. For women were meant to have curves. So it doesn’t matter from which side we admire their figures, I am certain every view will provide a right angle.
The delicious arc of a wicked smile and the symmetry of their glorious spheres always intersect the very heart of me. The smoothness of their planes, their triangle, and perfect orbs in back will keep any nerd or gent perpendicular.
Nothing sends me on wild tangents as the breathtaking and captivating beauty of the geometry of women.
When I was a kid my mother told me to study people. You can learn so much by watching the habits of a winner. Learn from the mistakes of losers so you don’t make them yourself.
I took this a step further. I have always paid attention to the men the women in my life admired.
5 – My mother admired Joe Namath. She wasn’t a football fan, but she admired the way Namath guaranteed the New York Jets would win the Super Bowl III and how he backed it up. She always told me a real man kept his word. Men need to be trusted and keeping your word is the best way to earn trust.
4 – My BFF loves a man who can make her laugh. I believe no man should take himself TOO seriously. The ability to make light of oneself is important. Easing the tension in stressful moments can be a gift. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating a man be a clown. No woman admires that. My philosophy has always been if you can’t laugh at yourself, well, you have no right to laugh at anyone else. And a little laughter si always better than a whole lot of stress.
3 – My Ex had to see every Kevin Costner movie that came out. What do women love about Kevin Costner? He portrays sensitive men, but he is always a MAN. A defender of women. Women hate wimpy whiney buffoons. Sure, they want a man to be sensitive to their needs, desires, good listeners, etc, but first and foremost, he needs to still be a man.
2 – My daughter Catherine always had a crush for Johnny Castle (the male protagonist from Dirty Dancing). I think she still does. What can you learn from a fictional character? A whole lot about women. Every woman wants to be with a good man, yet they all admire and desire the bad boy. A little bad boy can also help keep the flames burning hopefully avoiding the dulling of romance.
1 – Allie has a thing for the McDreamy character of Grey’s Anatomy played by Patrick Dempsey. The character Derek Shepherd is a neurosurgeon at a hospital in Seattle. Women appreciate intelligence. They love great conversation. Dumb jocks can be fun, but you have to talk sooner or later. DUH. Intelligent, charming conversation is important to women.
And these are a few thing I have learned by studying the men the ladies in my life admire.
Yes, I know what you are thinking. Lonely Author is not playing with a full deck.
Well, this Chimp may have misplaced a few of his picture cards, but there is a method to his madness. Please bear with me.
Yes, I realize this is nine months early (November 25th).
Friends asked why I ignored International Woman’s Day on March 8th. Honesty, these days fail to excite me.
For those of you who have followed me closely, you know where this is coming from.
Why do we need these days?
Here we are in the 21st century and women are still abused, underpaid, and unappreciated. And I’m not even talking about the atrocities against women or the exploitation of young girls happening in many countries around the world.
That is why I don’t get excited about these days. I don’t think they are helping. Not the way I wish they would.
I will leave you with this thought.
Shouldn’t everyday be International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women?
Or better yet…
Shouldn’t we live in a world where we don’t need an International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women?