Feminism Is Making A Comeback

24031299 - woman in tub - jupiter images Women today, especially today, need to embrace being their fullest potential selves—feminine, sexy, warm, loving—everything the word "feminine" stands for.  Strong qualities like powerful and successful just round out the perfect package. 
 
Perhaps feminism this much maligned word is coming back just in time.

I see too many women rushing around trying to do it all, but meanwhile they're not being it all! They're not being their fullest, best feminine selves. Instead, they're being tougher than they'd like to be as well as more exhausted, strident and irritable, thereby feeling unattractive inside and out. All while suffering from guilt over the stuff they did not manage to squeeze into their over-booked schedules.

I know this firsthand because I've personally experienced this over-emphasis on doing, doing, doing. The irony? Whenever I do take the time to tap into "feminine-ism"—this energy of simply being by indulging in a meditative and self-nurturing massage or a hot bubble bath—that's when I feel my most powerful.

Almost from the introduction of the word "feminism" into our world, the definition has become corroded to mean something less than complimentary than its original intent. Somewhere along the line, to be a feminist started to mean a woman who's basically unattractive both in looks and spirit. 

Women don't have to make a choice between feminine or powerful and successful. We can be all those things and more.

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