John Marsden Writing Topic #495

Write about what it means to be a man/woman**

Since I’m a woman, I will write what it means to be a woman:

 

-It means embracing and projecting femininity, however saying that is not politically correct anymore, so you are told to embrace and project femininity as much or as little as you like.

-It means wanting it all and trying to have it all whether you want to or not.

-It means having to accept the reality that gender inequality exists and guess who gets the shit end of the stick on that one…spoiler alert, it’s us women! However that doesn’t mean women can’t fight this.

-It means being subjected to slut shaming and victim blaming. However that doesn’t mean women can’t fight this.

-It means we bring the next generation into the world and pregnancy and childbirth is proof that women are capable of the most amazing things, both physically and mentally. Not to mention we can take more pain than men ever will.

-Today it means that we can be whatever we want to be, if we set our minds to it and put in the hard work.

 

 

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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