So I’m sure when many of you read my first post about the name of my blog you were glad I went with BeautifuPersianStar because somehow FeminineWarrior just sounds weird or wack or whatever description you may have for it.
For some reason I feel like I need to clarify that I am not a feminist. Simply because there are negative connotations associated with feminism. Men see feminists and run in the opposite direction. In my opinion, the feminist movement was very instrumental in helping women to reach the social standing that we currently have, however I feel there has been a great focus on being better than men or stepping out of the shadow of men etc. In so doing, feminism became an extreme “philosophy” built around being “better” than men. In trying so hard to prove men wrong, the focus has remained on men and thus not on working on the power women bring to the fore apart from men. We cannot focus on petty things like the word woman has “man” within it I mean really, we are all huMANs after all. It doesn’t matter. Its a word.
I was going to name this blog FeminineWarrior because I believe that women possess so much power, within our femininity. Without trying to wear the pants in the boardroom or anywhere else. It’s not about what can I do better than a man, but what can I do to the best of my ability. fullstop.
When Athletes start a race, its “on your marks, get set, GO”. The Olympics are coming up next year, watch the athletes at the beginning. Each one stretches individually, each one takes faces forward and runs their own race. The foolish guy is the one who looks back to see if anyone else is catching up to him because he loses momentum. Because he’s so focused on the other person and what that other person is doing, he ends up not doing the best he could have done.
That is what each one of us should do as women and as people, run your race don’t look at the person in the next lane, do you.
Beautiful Persian Star