It is almost the end of 2015. We live in an everchanging world, but there are still so many stereotypes attached with the woman of today. A woman should dress in a certain way, should behave in a certain way, so on and so forth; so who sets these standards?
In today’s post, let’s talk about what are the things that we should never apologise and be ashamed about?
1. The way you look
I always thought that people told you that you’re beautiful–that this was a title that was bestowed upon you…I think that it’s time to take this power into our own hands and to say, “You know what? I’m beautiful. I just am. And that’s my light. I’m just a beautiful woman.”
– Margaret Cho
No matter how fat or how thin we are, we can very easily point out at least 3-5 wrongs about our look. We girls are the biggest critic of ourselves. If you are trying to be a perfect version of someone else’s fantasies, then please don’t! You are the perfect version of yourself; you are perfect and don’t let anyone tell you differently.
2. Your past
Men who think that a woman’s past love affairs lessen her love for them are usually stupid and weak.
– Marilyn Monroe
Everyone has a past. Our past shapes who we are today. You should never apologise for what you did in your past. You may have had handful of relationships or you may have never been in a relationship; the choice is yours. You do not have to justify your actions to anybody.
3. Your relationship status
Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.
– Mandy Hale
You may be pushing 30 and still unmarried or you may have just completed your college and getting married. Well good for you if this is what you want. Don’t be bothered by societal pressure and especially those neighbourhood aunties who ask you “beta ab toh tera number hai.”
(Personal experience: my only friend is getting married in my neighbourhood and everyone is asking me nowadays when I am getting married. And I am just 23!) They don’t know I am going in elope in Jab we met’s style 😛
4. Showing emotions openly
I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto.
– Demi Lovato
Expressing what you are going through via crying is really quite natural and healthy. You should not apologise for crying ever! Something hurt and bothered you and you can’t take it anymore. So what if you cried. It is ok! It means you are strong enough to own up your feelings and act on them.
5. Letting go of toxic relationships
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.
– Lady Gaga
If you think a relationship is just dragging you down and it is not doing anything to make you better, then you probably are in an unhealthy relationship. The best thing to do is walk away as soon as you can. There is no point of being in a relation where you are not valued, you are not respected and you are constantly in the state of unhappiness.
6. Wearing lot of makeup or going natural
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural
– Calvin Klein
You may be the girl who likes to wear a lot of makeup or you may be the girl who doesn’t like to wear any! Whatever or whoever you are, never forget it is your life and your face. You can do whatever you want to do with it.
7. Wearing what you like
I love fashion and there is no easier way to express yourself than through the clothes you wear.
– Victoria Justice
If your partner is telling you that you can’t wear a certain outfit to a party because he thinks it is revealing then punch him in the face right away. 😛 We know he cares for you but you care for yourself too, more than anyone else. You do know which outfit is right for each occasion and you do not need a person telling what to wear and what not. If you feel comfortable in a salwar-kameez or a micro-mini, then it is totally your call and not anyone else’s.
8. Your career choices
A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.
– Mandy Hale
Wanting to get married early, wanting to go to study abroad or wanting a time-consuming high-profile job; this is your choice. You may never want to get married and might want a fruitful career; you need to work for it and not pay heed to what the world has to say about it.
9. Not knowing how to cook
Who says I can’t cook? You have never obviously tasted my cereal?
Although it is nice for a girl to be independent in every manner even in whipping up a perfect meal for herself, but you won’t be any less of a woman if your chapattis are not perfect round. Give those people a really hard bashing who say that you need to be an expert chef in order to be a perfect wife.
10. Wanting/not wanting to be intimate!
I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
– Boy George
You don’t owe any explanation to anybody if you don’t want to get physically involved with someone. This is totally up to you. And if you are the girl who is open with her desires and not afraid to ask for it, then there is nothing wrong with it too.
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