Thursday, November 25, 2010

put your thanks up, women!

Lately, I've been apologizing for being a woman. Can you imagine that? Apologizing for being a gender! "I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't take everything so personally, it's because I'm a woman." or "No I'm not playing in the company football game, for I am merely a woman." I'm not sorry for it! In fact, I'm starting this day off by being THANKFUL that I am a woman.

I love being a woman.  I get doors opened for me. And more tips if I show cleavage! And drinks bought for me. And when I'm walking through the street carrying cases of beer {which I've had to do for work}, guys shout at me. Some of them are homeless, some of them aren't... OK, most of them are homeless. I can wear skirts and boots. I can wear lipstick and heels and wear menswear. Sure, I might cry after I do all of these things and get far too emotional... but it's a small price to pay.

Like Maya Angelou says:
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman.
That's me.

Here are other women!

Crystal Renn. "I’d love to see [the fashion industry] open their eyes to the variety of women. That variety is what’s beautiful."

Tina Fey.
"Before I said yes (to starring in 30 Rock), I talked to Amy Poehler and asked her 'Am I getting too old for this?' 'Do people want to see me anymore?' She helped me think like a male comedian. When Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld got their shows, I don’t think they had a moment like, Am I good enough to do this? I need to stop worrying so much about what other people think."

Bobbie Barrett. "You're never gonna get that corner office until you start treating Don as an equal. You can't be a man. Don't even try. Be a woman. It's a powerful business when done correctly."

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