Women, you are worthy!
Happy International Women's Month
A University of Waterloo study found that women apologize more because they have a lower threshold for what they consider offensive. While I agree that may have something to do with it, I do not think that is the primary reason. We apologize too much for things that we shouldn’t be apologizing for.
I think it is less about offending people, or maybe it is. All women are often made to feel like they do not belong, or if they are afforded an opportunity, they should be grateful that a “woman” was allowed to. We are worried about being accepted. We are concerned about being respected. We feel like we have to be perfect and say yes to everything.
Ladies, I am here to tell you, say no, and you do not need to be perfect. Our male counterparts do not apologize for not being available. Our male counterparts are also not accused of being less available due to being parents or their “time of the month” either. We are always seeking to justify our presence and defend our value. Stop.
“I don’t care what religion you were raised in. You weren’t taught guilt and shame by your creator. You were taught guilt and shame by people.” - Rachel Hollis
It is 2023, and we still hear about the first woman to do this or that. How are women still trying to get on equal footing as men in society? Women have long been our society's glue, leaders, and innovators. It shouldn’t be 2023; we are still fighting to be acknowledged, rewarded, and compensated equally.
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