Because it is International Womens Day, here are a few things that we as women should be uncompromising about.
1. Respect. Now in most cases, I always say that respect is earned. But….when it comes to relationships and friendships, I believe that you also need to demand respect. I think that kind of respect includes, having your back in times of need, telling you when your wrong and why, stepping in when your out of line, telling you the truth even when it hurts, and talking about you to your face and not behind your back.
2. Our place in the world. I will be honest. I hate when people say, “it’s cause your a girl.” But you know what? There are definitely some things I can’t do as well as my husband because I am built differently. My husband can swing a golf club harder than me, he can lift more than I can, he can do his job way better than what I ever could. But I can fit into more places than he can, I can cook better than he can and I can do my job better than he can. Is this because I am a woman and he is a man? No. It is because I know what I can and cannot do and what I am good at and what I’m not so good at. I am going to do the things that I am good at and not try to prove a point about gender roles.
3. How you let people treat you. Don’t allow people to walk all over you. Stand up for yourself, your beliefs, your family and your friends. Don’t back down. Be badass.
I think the most important thing about being a woman is the most important thing about being a parent as well. Teach your children how they should be treated. How to earn respect. How to treat others. That is what is important.