” Womanhood is something you don’t consider until it hits you ” – Laura Marling
Just to let you know from the outset, this isn’t a down with men, women run the world type of post. I’ll leave that for the true radicals. This is more my flimizy attempt of how to do womanhood, a sort of guide for women like me.
I’m not a fan of everything Hollywood pumps out but homegirl Merly Streep almost had me in tears with her Golden Globes acceptance speech.
I just loved the way she shimmed up to the mike in a totally unassuming manner and then WHAM… unleashed a can of whoopass on the President Elect. She’s not the first (and I’m pretty sure she won’t be the last) but this vixen went to town on the strange liberty that prevails much of the political dialogue coming out of the West; a liberty that seems to value power over freedom and destruction over peace.
Around two months ago a reader set me a challenge to explore what it means to wear your heart on your sleeve in this postmodern era. To be honest I wasn’t totally sure where to begin with tackling this topic but I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so I started to ask a few questions.