Recently I came across a Facebook video of a man sharing his views about the growing nudity displayed by women. He voiced his concern that woman are not taking pride in themselves any more and seem to think they have to walk around half-naked to catch the eyes of a man. He warns that they will attract attention but from the wrong men and that they should take more pride in themselves because a man can spot a good woman from a distance even if she is fully clothed.
I am noticing this growing trend of women wearing less and less and I feel sad that women feel they have to go to this level in order to feel attractive. Women please be reminded that respect begins with you.
It’s okay to be different. It is okay to be that girl, or woman who wants to create her own path and make her own rules. It is okay to have a voice. It is okay to reach for the stars and to climb on mountains. It is okay to not want to settle for mediocrity. It is okay to cut ties with those who stifle your growth and add nothing of value to your life. It’s ok for you to be you!
We need to create a society where a woman is not afraid to use her voice. Too often women keep quiet about sexual abuse because they fear no one will believe them. Sexual abuse against women and girls should not be accepted as a way of life. Men must take responsibility for their actions. Respect women. No means no!
People often view you in the manner in which you portray yourself. If you portray yourself as someone who does not love or respect him or herself and show signs of low self-esteem this is how the world will look upon you. It you don’t believe that you are important others won’t either and they will treat you accordingly. How people treat you is sometimes a reflection of how our portray yourself. Always take pride in yourself and put your best foot forward.
Every woman has the ability to experience personal growth and development. This first step begins with you adopting a positive attitude towards life. You must have a fervent desire to rise above any problem or circumstances that may be holding you back. Be aware of your environment and social connections. If your circle of friends are negative, unproductive people who add nothing to your growth, you need to change them.
Set achievable goals for your life and devise a plan on how you are going to reach those goals. Make a chart of the things you hope to achieve and set a time frame. Push yourself to achieve your daily or weekly goals. Be in touch with your spiritual side. It is always a good thing to believe in a higher power to sustain you and lift you up. Find something that motivates you and give you hope. Knowledge is very important so read widely on topics that interest you. Read to increase your intelligence or simply for recreation. You will be surprised at how much you can learn from making a habit of reading. Above all as you going through each day have a strong belief in self and your ability to be successful.
Society has one of the greatest influence on people. Many feel that they need to do things they are sometimes not comfortable with in order to fit it. Social Media perhaps has the greatest impact on how women view themselves and the image they project.
It saddens me to see that so many women equates nakedness with attractiveness. If you feel you have to expose your body in order to feel attractive, it says a lot about how you view youself as an individual and more importantly as a woman.
You are more than just an object, so much more than a sex symbol. Take pride in the way you carry yourself and be cognizant of the fact that there is a difference between looking attractive and looking tacky.
There is the need for greater support for women and girls who become victims of human trafficking. More need to be done to eradicate sex trafficking and sex slavery of our women and girls. There is the need for greater awareness. If you suspect that a woman or girl is at risk say something. These vulnerable women and girls must be protected.
People who engage in acts of sex trafficking and holding women as sex slaves should face harsh punishment. We must protect or girls and women and give them a voice. If you suspect that someone is the victim of human trafficking call the Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888
One of the most important step in empowering women is educating girls. It is imperative that they are given the chance to receive a good education. In some countries across the world millions of girls are denied the chance of getting an education. Many are forced into child labor and child marriages where they endure a life of servitude. This impact negatively on the quality of life for the girls involved.
Girls who are denied an education become women who are ill-equipped for the job market. They are denied the chance of equal opportunity in the workplace and are more likely to live a life of poverty.
Many of life’s failure is a direct result of people giving up in the face of adversity. Too often we get impatient and give up before we get to that point where we overcome those obstacles and experience success. We sometimes forget that success is a process and often it cannot be rushed.
There are many successful people today who overcame adversity to get to where they are. Oprah Winfrey had a difficult childhood. She was molested by family members and lost a child when she was 14. Yet she rose above her circumstances and today is one of the most successful women in America. Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before he created the light bulb. Steve Harvey was homeless for three years but that didn’t stop him from becoming successful. Bill Gates first businesses failed, today he is one of the richest man in the world. Jay Z couldn’t get signed to any record label. He created his own and today is one of the richest rapper.
These people made it and so can you. Find someone who inspire you, someone who made it despite adversity. Use that person as a motivation in your live to stay focused and determined in your quest to achieve your own success. The key to it all is to never give up.
It may be surprising to know that jealousy and the lack of self-confidence are the two main factors that drive a wedge between women. Women can get along. We can build each other up if we rid our minds of jealousy and have confidence in our own abilities. With confidences we can soar to new heights. A confident woman takes joy in seeing her sisters rise.