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Superwoman, Yes I am!

Updated on June 19, 2013

She can do anything, there's nothing beyond her reach

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She takes care of dinner, she helps you with your homework, she's there for every milestone in your life. She spends late nights with you working on school projects, so that you will shine. She works hard all day, so you have everything you need. She shows you the world, one vacation at a time. Each and every scrape and cut, she binds it up kisses your boo-boo. Mommy is a healer, an artist, a safe spot, a nurturer, a great listener, a great friend, and a great mediator.

She has the unbelievable ability to make everything ok. She protectors you with her life. She gives you all of her knowledge and wisdom as she guides you along your life journey. Mother is respected by many, she is generous, she is caring, she is the one person in the world you can always count on and she knows just what to say. Now a days mother has changed, because the way we once treated women has changed.

They are no longer valued as the precious jewels that they are. They are degraded, devalued, dehumanized, and deterred by their righteous path through exploitation. In this society money is worth more than dignity and respect. I watched a reality television show about Love and the Hip Hop Culture. I saw a young beautiful woman find out that her life partner (not only the father of her daughter, but the man she thought she would eventually marry.) he was cheating on her with one of the artist he was managing.

Her reaction was priceless once she calmed down, she said, "I'm going to hit him where it hurts, his wallet." I thought, revenge, really?! How about considering you can do better and moving on, but life is never that easy. She decides that she wants to make a percentage off of this artist. She equates getting 20 percent of her management revenues as well as co-managing her is some how an equalizer.

I just the logic behind this one is now she is her boss. The reaction of the artist/side piece is, "She ain't running nothing over there and she ain't running nothing over here." So much for female empowerment right. So much for uplifting one another and community. I guess we are reduced to ever woman for herself. To think that her solution was make this side piece her commodity is beyond words for me.

Are we buying into the hype that we are only worth what we can do? Do we know our worth, our value anymore? Don't we know that we are to be treasured, valued, cherished, love, and respected? Have we traded this in to fit in or to go with the flow? Have we taken the status quo and let it become our norm?

Have we forgotten the age old saying, "Stand for something or you'll fall for anything!" When will we take off the rags we were handed and trade that in for the beautiful superwoman ensemble that we are destine to wear. We are only fighting against our true potential. I believe in individuality, each woman being holistically empowered to fulfill her destiny.

Superwoman

I am woman, here me roar!

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    • brittvan22 profile imageAUTHOR

      brittvan22 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      @Thanks dream on, its in all of us!

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      To all the women out there who have proved to the world how amazing life is because they have taken every challange and succeeded.Words can not say enough.Thank you.

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      brittvan22 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks Cloud, she hit him where she said she knew it would hurt, but I raise this question if you are with a man and the only way for him to listen to you or him trying to understand your viewpoint is to hit his wallet you should find a new relationship. It was humiliating how he degraded her on television. She thought by owning a portion 20% of the girl who he cheated with for the life of her career was getting them both back, but the girl had a surprise for both, she was pregnant in the next episode. I think she ends up getting an abortion, but I hope both of these women realize they have the power within themselves to live out their dreams and they don't need a piece of /lousy excuse for a man to do it! I think the Mona Lisa/superwoman picture was true art, a classic smile and superwoman what more can you say to describe a strong woman! Thanks again for your input!

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      TheCraftyPens 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      I liked the piece when you mention about a woman from a TV show conquering over her cheating husband by raiding his wallet. Very smart!!

      but as much as the woman in that story was 'empowered' to a great extent by being her husband's boss - she has lost the freedom to seek better happiness with another man...she is locked in time with her husband and if she chooses to leave him for good, she could find her own happiness and not suffer at the cost of wanting to prove her point.

      Much said, I likes your hub and Voted Up and Beautiful...I specially liked the Superwoman mona Lisa...very great thought of putting it here :) Cheers Superwoman!!

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      brittvan22 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      lol. Thanks that was after a work meeting on Sunday she was very excited to receive alot of attention.

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      LikaMarie 

      6 years ago

      I love the picture of your little girl - standing up proud for herself and for womankind everywhere!

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      brittvan22 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I will definitely agree, most work places see pregnancy as a liability, they should be seeing it as if she makes it out of this she can do anything. Since that is the closest you come to dying. Instead of seeing it as the sacrifice it is and miracle they try to use it against a woman.

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      LikaMarie 

      6 years ago

      Even though I don't really attend, the church that I'm a member of has 3 pastors - My stepdad, whose been there for 25 years, as the head pastor. The associate pastor is a woman, and she's married to a black African man (whose GOT to be the nicest person on the planet), and then our community outreach pastor to expand into the rural areas is also a woman, and I think these two women are just as well liked (even if one wasn't at first)...

      Thing is, here we go through this type of discrimination on a regular basis as woman kind, yet we persevere to hold families together, communities in tact, PTA active, work, and still put supper on the table and enjoy the fact that our children enjoy the meal we prepared, full of labor and love.

      That's why yes, we ARE Superwoman in our own rights, no matter where our strong or weak points are. Lets just face it, men would be lost w/o us.

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      brittvan22 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I would agree. Not want equal pay wow, two steps forward ten back. We are a liability are we really? We are treated as equals for tax persons though. We can pay equal taxes, but do not deserve equal pay. I can understand why feminism and womanism hurts the pastor even though 75 or more percent of his congregation is women needs those subordinates to be docile. The last statement is true only for some. I look at many congregations that don't want women in the pulpit, but the should pay those tithes! Same concept as the big wig, but not they are drawing upon religion to get way. It's a sad but true reality.

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      LikaMarie 

      6 years ago

      And you know, it just seems as if being a woman and equal in our society is seen as being a thorn in the side. I've heard pastors decry that feminism is destroying our country. In the State of Wisconsin, the current governor and his party struck down the Equal Pay Act, because as one of the big wig assistant put it, "Money isn't as important to women as it is to men"...

      Oh, sure. As the bread winner of my family, because my job pays more than my husband, and I'm a nurse's aid, of course I don't deserve as much money as a man who walks in the door, because I'm supporting the same 3 people at home as he is, except his children are grown and contributes to the household...

      My neighbor may not be able to access her right to make the decision to abort her pregnancy even though she was raped and doesn't want to deal with being lectured at for what is best for her.

      A friend's grandmother is denied certain insurances to supplement her main insurance, even though without it, she may not be able to afford her medicines, Dr. appointments, and therapies, because as a post menopausal woman, she's too high risk, even though her brother got to sign on with other health conditions as well.

      We've come a long way, but not far enough. And no, you may NOT call me baby. We are still second class citizens, it's just expressed in a totally different way than MY grandmother, who was about 8, maybe 9 years old when women won the right to vote.

      But to me, that was a no brainer.

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