The feminist movement over the past decades has brought across the impression that modern women have to think and act like men in order to be worth something. I don’t have children, I am actually in the middle of working life and trying to get my second documentary film financed and finished, BUT: I don’t want to do it the “male way”. I do not spend 14 hours a day now pushing for that. I actually love looking at the sun, the falling leaves… at things around me and being grateful for how wonderful the world is.

I believe nurturing our surroundings and realizing what’s going on around us is a true “female quality”. To focus on things is a rather “male quality”. The beautiful thing is that everyone has both parts in themselves, as we know. You can call it, balancing your yin and yang…. there are so many names and expressions for it.

What I am trying to say is: even though I am not a mom (yet 😉 ) I LOVE giving room to my being a WOMAN. That doesn’t mean dressing up sexy and wearing stilettos to feel pretty (even though it’s fun to do sometimes). Female qualities include so many things today that just aren’t appreciated enough in our society yet, but then again, how can we expect it to be that way if we women constantly try to function in the competitive business world, being scared shitless that “emotional weakness”, for example, will not get us anywhere out there.

 … feminists wanted women to finally be able to think freely, act freely, do what they want to and when they want to do it…
quoted from @amommasview „Feminism and the problem with Equality“

Heck, I cry, if something touches me, it releases all that tension inside and makes it possible for my energy to run free again. It actually makes me feel strong. Oh, it has not always been that way, but I couldn’t help it! And realizing how powerful this as well as so many other typical female things are, I hope that I am developing more and more courage to just be the woman I know I am.

„Me“ © Margit Atzler