What Does It Mean to Be a Women

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What does it mean to a Woman? You have to wear a dress or skirt, only work that a women can do is being a secretary, you have to lay on your back and produce kids, as well as serving your husband. Those were the type of things people thought made a women. Some might think those are still true and other like I disagree with those terms. To be a women means you have confidence in yourself. You know your worth and value, and don’t allow anybody to bring you down or control the way you act. Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Women” is outlining what makes a woman phenomenal. It’s not about just having the body parts of a women, it’s about being proud of who you are and not bowing down to anybody. In the poem she states “Now you understand just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about or have to talk real loud.” It’s her style and grace and the respect that she has for herself which makes her phenomenal. That very line says a lot about being confident as a women and understanding that you don’t need be loud to get everybody’s attention. To be women means you don’t need to look for the approval of others to make you who you are. Beyoncé is a very independent women, although she is married she does not let her husband control her career. Beyoncé embraces what a real women is because she has a very successful career, which happened on her and not with the help of her husband. Beyoncé is one-half of a billionaire entertainment power couple. She’s released fragrances, starred in films, and has sold multiple albums. Most importantly she not on TV 24/7 being sexual or portraying a negative role. She respect herself and body. You could never see or rumors about Beyoncé having naked pictured or a sex tape being released she keeps her private life private as a women should. As women myself, I do not embrace gender roles. Once you acknowledge gender roles you’re

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