I just want to give a huge shout out to the resilient women in the world that have created the option for today’s women to lead the lives that we do. With International Women’s Day yesterday, there seems to be no better way of kicking off the theme of ‘Resilience’ this month.
These women that I’m talking about are the ones that were shut down, and in some cases shot down, yet always stood back up and kept fighting. The suffragettes, the Rosie the Riveters, the female soldiers, the female politicians, the female CEOs, the list goes on… Those women across history and across cultures that have shown their strength time and time again in the fight for something better; something better not just for themselves, but for you and me as well.
Suffragettes, particularly in the UK, were often seen as the objects of ridicule, just more whiny women. (When haven’t we heard that before?!) Their hunger strikes and protests were simply interpreted as further evidence that women were too emotional and couldn’t think as logically as men. The very word suffragette was intended to be derogatory, but those women turned it right around saying that they were the “suffraGETtes”.
How were these women able to be so resilient? Amongst a million personality strengths there are two things that stand out:Read More >>>