That’s such a beautiful word.
I used to hate being a woman, you know. I remember being ten years old and crying because I got my first period saying, “It’s not fair! I want to be a boy!”
And when I had to wear my first bra?
I got used to those things.
In fact, I’ve embraced the wonderful miracle of my female biology.
But I never got used to the inequality.
I found comfortable bras, but I never found a comfortable place in my “gender role.”
I wanted to be great.
Not the “weaker vessel.”
I wanted to change the world.
Not “know my place.”
So I wanted to be a man.
And then found feminism.
Another beautiful word.
I found freedom to be the Me that God put into this female body.
Say what you want about feminism. Say it’s sinful.
But it helped me realize that I could be part of the Body of Christ. That I could, with the men of the world, be “one with Christ Jesus.”
Say it’s too offensive. Fine. Use big words like egalitarian if you must. I understand.
But the term is only offensive because simply being female has a long history of being offensive.
It’s only offensive because it’s been mocked and exaggerated and ridiculed by those who fear it.
But if the idea of females being strong, of females being equals is offensive, I am glad to offend.
I believe in the strength and power of femininity.
The women of history who struggled and fought to for a new place in the world. And succeeded.
Who took the shards of society’s mockery and shame as that glass ceiling shattered so that we, their daughters, might rise to new heights.
The wives, who supported great leaders.
And the wives who became great leaders.
The mothers who knew more than most men ever will about what it means to be Christ to her children. The mothers who sacrificed their own bodies and shed their own blood that their children might live.
The single women who were courageous enough to stand up in a world that says, “You’re nothing without a man,” look it straight in the eyes and say, “You’re wrong!”
The women who changed the lives of those around them.
And the women who changed the world.
There is strength in femininity.
Feminism is beautiful.
It is wonderful to be a woman.
Ladies, what do you love about being a female? Men, this one was for the women. I obviously don’t have enough experience to comment on the wonderfulness of being a male. But feel free to comment on what you love about being a man, or just show some appreciation for the females out there!