Strength in a woman….what exactly describes strength in a woman? I somehow feel that this generation – the 1980s and up are an award generation. Some of us consider ourselves strong because we ventured into male doninated careers, some of us consider ourselves strong because we stayed in abusive relationships and “overcame” abi na pesevered, some consider themselves strong when they have to take care of the home and kids alone for a week while the nanny is gone for Christmas (naija folks). Are we seeking commendations for the things which we ought to be doing anyway? Such as building careers, or caring for the children we chose to bring into the world (if you are voluntarily having sex – children are a consequence so yes its a choice) – should we pat ourselves on the back for these things?
For anybody who is in an abusive relationship i doubt the term strong should be in play – some of us have encountered different levels of abuse or are even the abusers – many women are verbally abusive if you check on it. Now does staying in such a relationship make you strong or it exposes your level of self worth?
I ask the questions above based on the comments above…simply because I believe many people take the whole strength thing and twist it to suit their circumstances.
Please can you folks help define who a strong woman is? What makes her strong? For me the lines keep getting blurrier daily when some women want to act like their children are accomplishments – err no – Especially if you believe in God you will understand that he merely made you a caretaker to them – so you didnt exactly accomplish them.
Please lets discuss.