I am a 45 year old man which you would think I would be inspired by sports, cars and that sort of thing. Those things I do find interesting but when it comes to blogging I gravitate to websites featuring beauty, fashion, cooking and “girly things”. Yes I am not their target audience, but I think inspiration can come from surprising places. For me I enjoy the company of great women in my life, I find I relate better to women. Online this extends to my appreciation of women who blog.
This is not to say that men can’t get just as geeky but I just like the way women communicate online. I was raised by some great women so I am comfortable in learning more about the things women like. Visually the color and content of women who blog is very interesting. In my mind it transcends the traditional gender interests into something unique and personal. Yes my dude card was handed in years ago. I am not ashamed of that.
Perhaps its like that movie with Mel Gibson “What Women Want”. Gibson’s character had to understand women in order to speak to them in advertising. All men should seek to understand the things women like and what they think in order to have a better relationships and friendships with our wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, friends. There are differences and knowing what they are can build bridges of understanding and reduce conflict.
I have always thought that fangirls are a great force for good in the world so I want to emulate that a little in what I do. So I look forward to exploring some great blogs written by some passionate people who just happen to be women. Thank you for putting up with a curious dude.
Today is International Women’s Day. This is a day to honor the contributions of women around the world. Thanks to the women in our lives who make our communities better for us all. Every day women should be honored. You all are awesome.
Men have had centuries of advantages and privileges so to try to pretend my gender is threatened is pretty silly and kind of offensive.
Women remain oppressed and abused in many parts of the world so feminism is a necessity. Now, I think feminism should empower women to make the choices that are best for their lives and not to exclude men. However men lets get real for a minute you are all good in your situation.
I am a feminist because I think as a husband, son, brother and friend the women in my life need to be free to make their lives better and to work on achieving their dreams.
Each of you continue to inspire me with your spirit and creativity. Thank you for being yourselves and being strong. Always be yourselves and never lose that special spark that makes you, you! Grace and peace to you.
The struggle women have had in the past century and then some has been one of staking their claim and making their mark and running the show. Somehow today it seems that some men are scared of losing their place and will do whatever to reverse or halt the progress they have made. Without sparking a heated conversation women should be given equal consideration, pay and status in the 21st century world we live in. The world has changed, some men must change too.
The women in our lives should be empowered to do whatever they dream and to be whatever God calls them to be. No woman should be in fear of the men in their lives. There should be nothing that stands in the way of their dreams.
I don’t pretend to understand what it is to be a woman because I am not one but I do know that they deserve respect. A woman should have the opportunity to have the life they want without anyone saying otherwise. As a man I think its a matter of respect and love that I want the women in my life to be the best they can be. I was raised in part by some great women who chose to be mothers and to work to bring home their part of the bacon. Today it seems that women are facing obstacles that they worked decades to overcome. I don’t feel threatened by the progress that women have achieved over time. Women are to be valued and loved. I think men should honor women for their contributions to history and society in all fields. Women are beautiful, talented, fierce, passionate and very very smart. I think a woman should be anything they want to be including some roles that men have traditionally held. They too were created in God’s image.
This is a tragic and yes troubling situation of a woman choosing her religion and how she worships God. In this situation the woman is pregnant. Religious liberty and the right to worship in the tradition one choses should be extended to everyone, everywhere.
Everyone who has been born has a mother, a special person who has given them life and a place in the world. I am grateful to my mother who showed me what it was to love in so many ways. Without her I wouldn’t know how to cook, clean, be affectionate and so much more. She was my advocate as a young student who had learning differences. Mom got me the help I needed to get through school and through the early years of my life. I really don’t know where I would be without her.
Unfortunately there are many people who don’t have that person in their lives. Some mothers have not had the ability to raise their kids because they made some bad choices in their lives or because of circumstances beyond their control.
There have been other women and even some men who have filled in for that motherly role some boys and girls have needed. I have known many women who have made a difference in the lives of young people in this way. They have been a willing to be the feminine influence that is needed in the world.
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. They are not perfect but those who have assumed the role of mom its not a matter of being perfect but being available to answer the call.
I am thankful for those women who have been faithful to the kids of the world who have needed them. Everyday should be a mother’s day.