That is fantastic.
Needs to be reprinted in full and past on until everyone (men as well as women of all ages) has it memorized.
by Sal on June 1, 2009 · 88 comments
real women have children? Do real women have C cups and above? Do
real women have loads of life experience under their belts? Do real women have curves?
Do real women have their natural hair color? Do real women work for a
paycheck? Do real women have sass? Do real women let their armpit
hair grow long?
Yes. Yes.All this and more.
Real women have children, real women cannot have children, real women
choose not to have children, real women will have children someday,
real women are unsure about having children, real women have
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Real women have tiny boobs,
real women have giant boobs, real women have medium-sized boobs, real
women have one boob that is WAAAAY bigger than the other, real women
have had to have their boobs surgically removed, real women have had
their boobs augmented or reduced, real women haven’t quite finished
growing their boobs yet.
Real women have traveled the world, real women are yet to explore
beyond their hometowns, real women have never been kissed, real women
are trying to figure out who they are, real women are happy right where
they are, real women will never be satisfied.
Real women have curves, real women are curve-free, real women look
like Jessica Rabbit and like Olive Oyl, real women carry their weight up
high and down low, real women wish they could carry more weight, real
women have tiny waists and no waists, real women are infinite in
geometry and configuration.
Real women have always had the same hair color, real women hate their
natural hair color and haven’t seen it in decades, real women prefer to
change their hair color about once a week, real women get tri-color
highlights at the salon, real women do their own highlights, real women
are covering their grays, real women are salt-and-pepper, real women are
all gray and all white, real women wear wigs, real women wear hats
their friends have knitted for them because the hair is all gone.
Real women work their asses off for a paycheck, real women are still
in school and haven’t gotten a job yet, real women work their asses off
raising kids, real women are spending some time traveling before
settling down to a job, real women have enough money that they don’t
have to work for a paycheck, real women work and wish they didn’t have
Real women are full to the brim with sass, real women are so shy they
can’t look a waitress in the eye, real women can give speeches to
crowds of thousands, real women would prefer to stay home and read than
go out clubbing, real women talk a lot but feel misunderstood and a
little awkward most of the time, real women can salsa dance with total
strangers, real women are learning to smile when people flirt with them.
Real women let their armpit hair grow long, real women shave every day, real women wax and use Nair and get laser hair removal,
real women feel more womanly when they let their body hair be, just as
it is, real women feel more womanly when they are as body-hairless as
Real women wear full makeup to the gym and real women have no idea
how to apply mascara. Real women have above average BMIs and real women
are finally learning to eat again. Real women have sex with men, or with
other women, or with both, or not at all, or aren’t ready for sex yet,
or don’t want sex anymore. Real women have skin that is pale and rich
dark brown and coffee-colored and spotty and smooth and everything
in-between. Real women dedicate their lives to eradicating hunger on a
global scale, and real women rely on an accumulation of small actions
to change their local communities from the inside out. Real women talk
too loud in bars and real women don’t drink alcohol. Real women have
parents who toiled for every penny and real women come from a long line
of family wealth. Real women are pious and atheistic and unsure and
still exploring. Real women are tall and short and fat and thin. Real
women are redheads and brunettes and blondes, real women have black hair
and gray hair and turquoise hair – and real women ALL have fun, and
gentlemen prefer us ALL. Real women have just had their first menstrual
cycle and real women are long past menopause.
Real women come from everywhere and can be found everywhere.
Never let anyone tell you that you are not a real woman. NEVER. Not
even another woman who seems wiser or more worldly or prouder or louder
or prettier or sexier or stronger than you. No one can take your
realness from you.
No one except yourself.
And don’t you dare.
Image courtesy Christi Nielsen. Please take a look at her gorgeous “Ink” set, which she says is for an upcoming book project.
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