Be Your Own Woman

Which face do you choose to present to the world?

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Who you are, which side of yourself you present, may be different in different situations. The ‘work you’ may be entirely different to the /home you’.

It’s natural, we all present a face to the world and make choices every day about how we do that. Women, more than men, have some of those choices proscribed, and if we’re not careful we find ourselves dancing to someone else’s tune.

I was reminded of this by the recent furore and massive media attention, given to a tennis player’s partner use of swear words while watching her partner play an important match. She’s young, attractive and the media have assigned her a role. By (allegedly) swearing she stepped outside the bounds of that role (ardent, supportive, demure girlfriend), and so it made front page news. The BBC even chose to headline it in news bulletins. Hard to imagine a tennis player’s boyfriend getting so much attention for something similar, but then men are allowed so much more to ‘be’.

Whoever you are, don’t let someone else decide. You’re in charge of you. ‘Be’ you.

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Go to the profile of Susannah Hebden
almost 7 years ago
Totally agree Jane and yes good point. It's amazingly sad we are still having to fight sexism in so many different areas of 'modern' life.