What is it with people who assume the worst about women who carry themselves confidently, especially when they’re in power andhave done well for themselves? Is it intimidation? Crab mentality? Jealousy? Or are they just being shitty people in general?
Whatever it is, the hate needs to stop because let’s face it: women are on top because we hustled to get where we are now while society was too busy picking on our imperfections amid our successes. And to help people get over their tirades against the female co-worker or lady-boss they despise so much, here are four misconceptions that are often associated with women of power that we should all refrain from saying:
Think: if Miriam never asserted any bravery to call people out and to say what was needed when it was needed, she wouldn’t be as notable as she is now. It’s not about being crazy, it’s about taking a risk to achieve something.
Now who was it that said that all the best people were bonkers?
#2 “She’ll be single forever”
A strong, independent woman can function well with or without a man. She doesn’t need a man to save her and buy her pretty things because she can do that for herself, nor does she need dating advice from someone who thinks that being single is the worst thing ever next to global warming.
She’d rather complete her education or gun forthat well-deserved promotion than catch a guy’s eye. And if it happens, the right guy who can keep up with her will come along–just askMichelle Obama–and if it doesn’t, there’s no love lost there.
#3 “She has no soul”
Whoa,there. Just because she’s extra serious at work and always scolds you doesn’t mean she’s a robot, or worse, the spawn of the devil.
Friendly reminder: she’sa human being who has emotions too, just like you do. She’s probably going through a rough break-up, barely survived horrible traffic, or is just stressed from scolding her subordinates who aren’t following instructions properly.
Chill out, and give her a break, would you?
#4 “She just likes the attention”
Just like the rest of us lowly humans, she’s doing her job, and when she does it well, she gets recognitionbecause that’s how life works. She’s not working for anyone’s attention, especially not yours, so don’t flatter yourself. And again, it’s about being a strong, independent woman.
Instead of putting her down, how about trying to work hard on getting your own promotion and subsequent raise too?