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5 Myths About Women

Updated on August 22, 2014

What is a Myth?

The word myth has several different meanings that are traditionally used. A myth may mean a legendary story, usually about a fictitious person or an event, that is passed down from generation to generation through story telling. In other words a myth is an invented story, idea, or concept with a fictitious or imaginary person(s). Myths have been told for many past years and about many different topics like gods and kings. Myths are spread by word of mouth spread through people who have been told the same information, which is then passed along to other people. Many myths will probably still be around for many future centuries to come, like myths that are about werewolves and vampires.

Myths are often "debunked" through research and or investigating the truth about certain mythical creatures or statements. The myths are falsified by the facts, which is true knowledge. Once a myth is classified as false, it can still remain a myth. There are myths about every thing, including women.

Myths About Women

There are many myths about women, probably started by men who have been scorned and the same men who invented the term "nagging". Those types of men tend to become bitter about situations that went sour with a woman they loved and wanted to be with,so they spread the word about how bad women are, which is just one side to the whole story. These myths may also be started for many other different reasons, and maybe even some times started by another women's actions.

These myths about women are not a true conclusion because women feel, act, and think differently than men do. That does not make them wrong or less equal in any way. Differences between men and women often start myths about the opposite sex because that is how we communicate, through speaking and by word of mouth.

Mythical Goddess Artemis (Diana)

The Top Myths About Women

I always hear men and other women talking about women they know. Many things said about women are not factual. They are usually just hear-say or gossip. Sometimes the myths talked about give all kinds of women a bad reputation. I wanted to clarify some facts about women so that everyone can have a better understanding about women. Not everything that is said is true, and the list below will demonstrate that fact.

1- Women are beautiful with make up.

This is the biggest myth because a woman is beautiful without make up and wearing it does not make any woman beautiful. Make up is only for the outside appearance and to cover certain flaws. Beauty is imperfection and also comes from within, it can not be bought or applied generously. Women are beautiful in all ways and forms, with and without make up. Make up seems to cover up or lie about true beauty, which brings me to myth number two.

2 - Women are honest.

This is a myth to start with because no one is perfect and honest these days, for what ever the reason, and equally. Men seem to tell lies more often, while women tell the biggest lies. For example, applying make up and altering your body is lying to the world because that is not what you really look like. A woman wearing high heeled shoes is lying because that is not how tall she really is. Or a woman telling a man that he is the father of her child when he is not. Men, on the other hand, lie about every thing, especially when they know their wife or girlfriend will find out any way.

3 - Women are naggy.

"Nagging" is a term exclusive for men used to describe a woman's actions. This myth is completely false and so is the word, which was probably made by a man. In a sense, this is how men interpret a woman asking him for something or to do some thing repeatedly. This is different communication between a man and a woman. Some women do not understand the "nagging" concept and may not know they are doing it, or other women even do it on purpose. Women are not nagging, they just need some thing from you. Maybe to accomplish a task, talk to them, or just some attention, but it can stop with your help.

4 - Women dislike other women.

This is a myth because women always compare themselves to other women. Most men that are married or in a long term relationship will start checking out other women because that is what their partner is doing. Women like other women, compliment them, and always acquire fashion ideas from each other. Women check out other women more than men do, for different reasons but mostly for comparison.

5 - Women are insecure.

Women are not insecure, they just need reassurance when the time calls for it. Just as men need certain things for themselves to feel better, women also need the same thing but in a different way. Women like to feel needed and necessary because that gives them a feeling of self confidence. That also in turn gives any woman security and happiness.

Mary Magdalene is a Biblical Mythical Woman

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    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Great list! Voted up.

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      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much. Check out my other hub 5 Myths About Men, written by a woman from a man's perspective!

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful hub with a lot of perspectives by the author

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      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      You are very welcome!

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      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the read and the comment. I am that glad you enjoyed it!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and Interesting hub! I loved going through it.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      okay, I'm hooked. But these are so good, Thank you


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