Friday, October 12, 2012

Not to be a lady

For a long time, I envied women who were ladies. Women who wore the right clothes, said the right things, and knew how to conduct themselves in social-settings. No matter how hard I tried, I could never become one.
Injustice bothers me, and I am not afraid to create a scene when faced with something that is Wrong. When I have something to say, I say it, without worrying about how many feathers it will ruffle.
Now I realize being a lady is not all that great- I would rather be a woman who stands up for what is Right.

On the International  Day of the Girl, Nora Ephron's words are so true-
"Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women."
Nora Ephron
This is the fourth year that I am going to be a part of NaBloWriM. The Plan is to elaborate (in 100 words) on a quote that touched my heart- let's see how far this takes me. If I can tie it in with the writing prompt, so much the better!


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Beautifully done and important, Natasha. And it is so poignant and timely due to the despicable shooting of 14-year-old Malala because she dared to stand up for education for girls.

Chuck said...

I agree with with you Natasha...proper ladies never really were that "real" to me.

SueAnn Lommler said...

I too chose not to be a lady!! So good for you

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - And that's what makes you such a powerful person. You speak up when there is a need to do so. The world needs more people like you.


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