Being a Woman...

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Registered: 08-10-2005
Being a Woman...
Fri, 09-30-2005 - 9:39am

...what's the beauty of it to you?

Tell us what you like about being a woman...everything and feel free to come back and edit!!!!!

Come and tell!!!!

Life is beautiful. Make it that way each & every day.



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Registered: 04-28-2004
Fri, 09-30-2005 - 3:26pm

Well, I obviously can't answer the literal question (LOL), but I can certainly offer some of the things I like and respect most about women - from the vantage point of an outsider looking in:

  1. Your physical look and inherent beauty...that has captivated me ever since I was a little boy. (*sigh*)

  2. How you can express yourselves with fashion and style...your options are so much more extensive than ours! :)

  3. Your wider range of emotions...such as how you sometimes cry even when you're happy.

  4. How your relationships seem much deeper and more intimate than ours (esp. mother/daughter, but also among girlfriends).

  5. How an encounter with a graceful and dignified lady inspires me to attempt to be a better man.

  6. Your ability to carry an additional life within you.

I hope that you will all please take these as the sincere compliments that they are! :)

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Registered: 08-10-2005
Fri, 09-30-2005 - 7:09pm
How thoughtful of you. I like that!!!! That's sooo sweet of you.

Life is beautiful. Make it that way each & every day.


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Registered: 08-10-2005
Sat, 10-01-2005 - 12:30pm

For me its:

shopping for new clothes
wearing makeup
getting my hair done
girl's night out
getting my nails done even when I do them myself!
getting dressed up for whatever
being a good listener
wearing pretty perfume
being new makeup
looking feminine and showing it off
buying new purses
woman are more mature than men
getting complements on my pretty green eyes
wearing earrings
having long chats with close girlfriends!

Life is beautiful. Make it that way each & every day.


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Registered: 04-08-2008
Sun, 11-13-2005 - 8:14pm
Being able to show emotions?

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Registered: 01-05-2004
Sun, 11-13-2005 - 9:16pm
i like being able to show emotions.

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Registered: 08-10-2005
Sun, 11-13-2005 - 11:32pm
I like that too. However I rarely cry at sad movies. Sometimes, I might get in to


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 11-14-2005 - 10:00am

You know, I never really thought of this topic. Like I never wanted to be anything else (sexually, that is) but I never thought of it in this context.

I'm not sure that any particular benefits have been bestowed on me BECAUSE I'm a woman, and it's possible that I've been held back in some ways BECAUSE I'm female --- after all, I'm of a generation where women were massively restricted by ideas of what were and what weren't suitable female roles.

But I was lucky in having a VERY wise set of parents who encouraged me to try what I WANTED and let me find my own way, and I'm just stubborn enough (and just smart enough) that I managed to break a few of the accepted "rules" and more or less make it in this "man's world"...

And to put it in the context of makeovers and beauty, I lived through the hip era where make-up wasn't necessary and how you looked was a very individual thing. I guess, despite the fact that I really wasn't a hippie (I was about 10 years older than that generation), you can see aspects of flower children in me. No make-up, who cares about hair dos, who cares about clothes, etc. So being female doesn't really affect me in this way (except I always wished I was a little shorter --- I was taller than 99% of the boys in my school; that my hair was little less frizzy and that, currently, I weighed a lot less! LOL).

Great question, Rita --- really makes one think!

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Registered: 07-04-2003
Mon, 11-14-2005 - 2:37pm
I've never really thought of your question in this respect.. I've just always been female and that's the way it is. LOL.

I guess I do like the fact that I can dress up and be girly (not too often please!) and I can also dress down or get dirty "just like the guys".

But all in all, I am just me. *shrug*

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Wed, 11-16-2005 - 3:21pm

Good question!

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Tue, 11-22-2005 - 10:35am

(((HUGS))) I'm sorry that you have to go through that.