As many of you may be aware by now... This article (which I hate to link to, its just providing more traffic for this person who is clearly bitter because she finds knitting too hard), has offended so many knitters/bakers/gardeners/lovers of Hello Kitty it seems un-real.
Unfortunately the person (I can't call her a woman, she clearly doesn't understand what it means to be a woman), really thinks that by crafting, baking, gardening and staying at home instead of working means that we have stepped back in time before female emancipation. And that is just not true.
Being a woman means we have choices. We can choose to go out to work, in whatever profession we want. We can choose to stay at home and have babies, or stay at home and not have babies. We can travel the world, climb mountains, go into space!
We can choose to craft, bake, garden, love Hello Kitty without someone trying (and failing!) to make us feel bad. Its OUR choice. Just because you don't want to do it, doesn't make it any less of a valid choice for the rest of us.
Now, this writer wants us to be bad-ass tough gals. Here's a few pictures of me being bad-ass.
I don't need to dress up in a leather teddy, with thigh boots and a whip to be a tough, bad-ass girl (the writer says we should be more like Xena, Warrior Princess... sure... ok!). I'm already tough and bad-ass. I can knit, crochet, bake cookies, sew, garden, do Shotokan karate (well, before the fibromyalgia - oh, that makes me tough too, I'm a fibro fighter!)...
Well. I don't think I need to say much more about this now. And I didn't have to prove what a tough, bad-ass girl I am. I actually like being a girly-girl. I like wearing skirts and dresses, and having long hair. I like being told I'm pretty, and yes, I do preen in front of the mirror.
And its my choice to like all of that, thanks to all my sister suffragettes!
xxx Elle xxx
PS: Love yourselves, go look in the mirror now and say "I am a tough, bad-ass girl/woman and I love myself for it!"