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In this witty piece, the writer talks about 10 things that women are not. It’s a quick guide to who women are. More than an angel or a mystery, women are people. Surprising, isn’t it?
Sometimes, I feel like we have too many similes as to what women are. Women are as pure as snow. Or, women are like leaves that will be hurt if a thorn pricks them (yes, there is apparently a proverb to this effect). And of course, women are goddesses, but only until they reveal their feet of clay. In which case, we can compare them to all kinds of garbage, because you know, we women have double standards to live up to.
Since there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what women are, and are not, here is a handy list to tell us all what women are. If you catch yourself making any of these comparisons, (even the seemingly positive ones), pause, reflect, and read the last line of the post again.
Now that we know the many things women are not, here’s a quick guide to what women are: People.
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