Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lean In

I just finished a really great Book, a Book that I feel every Woman should read! It's Lean In by: Sheryl Sandberg the COO of Facebook. It's so good! It's about how Women can, and should, Lean In in their careers, and in their lives. And how we as Women should be helping & supporting other Women, not fighting against them. The Mommy Wars have to stop!

 "A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our companies and countries,
and men ran half our homes."

"Not all women want careers. Not all women want children. Not all women want both.
We each have to chart our own unique course 
and define which goals fit our lives, values and drams."

"As more women lean in to their careers more men need to lean in to their families."
"Research supports that equality between partners leads to happier relationships.
When husbands do more housework, wives are less depressed, 
marital conflicts decrease, and satisfaction rises.
When women work outside the home and share breadwinning duties,
couples are more likely to stay together.
In fact, the risk of divorce reduces to about half when a wife earns half the income
and a husband does half the housework."

"The more women help one another, 
the more we help ourselves."

Feminism wasn't supposed to make us feel guilty, 
or prod us into constant competitions over who is raising children better, 
organizing more cooperative marriages, or getting less sleep. 
It was supposed to make us free-to give us not only choices 
but the ability to make these choices 
without constantly feeling that we'd somehow gotten it wrong."

"We can do this-for ourselves, for one another, for our daughters, and for our sons.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My Thoughts On 50 Shades Of Grey

You know me, I Love just about anything that makes people want to read! When the 50 Shades Of Grey Books came out, I knew right away they were not my kind of Books. I knew a lot of people who read them and loved them! I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "You have to read 50 Shades!" But, I know Books, and I know my taste in them. I did my research and I knew they were not for me!

Here is my main reason; I have two teen aged Daughters (and two young adult Sons, for that matter) and I have raised them all to understand that it is Never, Under Any Circumstance, alright for a man to hit a woman! Least of all being, for some twisted form of sexual gratification!

Though I have not read the books, I have read summaries, excerpts, and Book Reviews (both good & bad) And to be honest with you, I just don't understand how so many women and mothers think this is okay. I get that its fantasy, but this idea that all women really want is to be controlled, is absurd! Ask any woman living in a shelter, what it really feels like to be controlled, the reality is not romantic in the least!

I'm all about Girl Power! Not giving that Power away to anyone!

I can sum up my thoughts on 50 Shades Of Grey in Six Words:

Violence Against Women Is Not Sexy!

Real men Love & Cherish the woman they love! And That is Sexy!