Superwoman, Yes I am!
She can do anything, there's nothing beyond her reach
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.
I am woman, here me roar!
Womanist/Feminist flying about the drama!
- I FLY ABOVE LYRICS - KANDI
I fly above all the drama I, I fly above, fly above I'm so comfortable in the skin I'm in I'm secure about who I am So you can go ahead and talk all you wanna I built up a shell and it's hard and it'
- Womanism « A Feminist Theory Dictionary
“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender” -Alice Walker Womanism is a feminist term coined by Alice Walker. It is a reaction to the realization that “feminism” does not encompass the perspectives Black women. It is a feminism that is “strong