If I were to take a snapshot of The Woman of Today, and hold it in front of us so we could see what is acceptable or expected of a woman in today's world, I wonder what it would look like? I was curious what other people would say, so I asked this question on face book one day: In today‘s world, what is a woman? Some of the responses I got were:
“Some females are a woman and others a lady.” :)
“The current gender identity crisis. If biology doesn’t make you a woman, what does?”
“The strange way ‘feminism’ seems to throw femininity out the window in preference for masculine traits.”
“My doctor (a woman) asked if I was planning to work away from home…I said I was planning to stay home with my child. She looked at me and said, ‘Are you okay with that??’”
“There is pressure now days to feel like you’re ‘nothing’ or ‘just a mom’ if you’re not working a 9-5 job.”
“It’s discouraging how often I get the feeling, even from Christian women, that taking care of ‘just’ your children is not enough.”
I have concluded that basically, in today’s world, we have decided that women can be whoever they want to be. They don’t have to be anything specific; they can choose whatever they like! You want to be a mother? Okay, that’s fine. You want to be a business woman? No problem. You want to build houses? Go for it! You want to drive a semi? Why not? You want to be on television and talk about sports? Cool! You want to be any of these and be a mother at the same time? Great idea! You don’t want to be a mother, ever? You can do whatever you want, baby. Who’s stopping you?
This is the world we live in today. This is what it means to be a woman. We can be anything we decide to be - in whatever way, shape or form we choose. There are no limitations, no boundaries, no questions asked. If questions are asked, you can expect an uproarious protest against the ones posing them!
This, is The Woman of Today.