I don’t have daughters but I do have nieces and young women I mentor. This quote by talk show host Steve Harvey is exactly what every young woman should be told over and over until it sinks in.
Young girls/women today have tons of peer pressure and the media telling them they have to dress provocative to get attention from a man.
Caption reads: “Just because you dress like a Slut doesn’t mean you’re a slut. And just because I act like a rapist doesn’t mean I’m a Rapist.”
Often I see young girls and ask, “How did her mother let her out of the house like that?”
This photo is tagged “Prom dress” Prom dresses didn’t look like this when I went to the prom. It’s unfortunate that young girls are starting to dress this way at a very early age. Mothers, talk to your daughters. Fathers, talk to your daughters. It’s important for young women to have healthy self-esteem.
DON’T SHOW ALL YOUR GOODS!
Being a woman has its challenges. Any woman reading this will agree with me. For centuries, it’s just the way it is. We are mothers, fathers, employees, cooks, housekeepers, taxi-drivers, and many of us balance our household budgets attempting to avoid falling off our own fiscal cliffs. We give and give until there is absolutely nothing left. There always seems to be one more thing to do. In short, we’re tired as hell!
In 2013 I’ve made a conscious decision (not a resolution) to take some time for myself. I want to do something every single day that I can say is “just for me.” It could be stealing 20 minutes to read a chapter in a book, or going for a walk in the neighborhood. At this point I’d appreciate simply sitting still for 30 minutes with my eyes closed.
Steal a little time for yourself in the upcoming year.
In 2013 – BE THE QUEEN! Happy Holidays!