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To think that WOMEN are f*cking great?

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FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 03/11/2007 22:56

As a woman, who has had her fair share of shit in life and come through it to endure more shit and still be smiling, i was sitting here thinking just how great the female species actually is.

Ok you may not feel it right now, those of you going through hard times and depression, just sit back and think of what we have to go through in life....

We carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, we endure childbirth, we care for our families through sickness and fatigue, we love the men in our lifes through all their faults

Some quotes on women:

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men."

"Women are not the weak, frail little flowers that they are advertised. There has never been anything invented yet, including war, that a man would enter into, that a woman wouldn't, too."

"Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece."

I dont know about the rest of you, but i feel proud of us women.

Anyone else?

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cornsilk · 03/11/2007 22:57

Go girl!


stripeymama · 03/11/2007 22:59

I feel very proud of us too. Thank you for saying so - we need to start up an Appreciation Society on MN. With fanfares and everything.


talulasmum · 03/11/2007 23:03

girl power alive & kicking on mn

fantastic thread lucky!


BecauseImWorthIt · 03/11/2007 23:07

It's one of the reasons why I chose the name I have - reading all the posts on MN made me realise just how much I had to value myself.

Now, I always think my name sounds a bit worthy/cheesey - but this was why I chose it.


FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 03/11/2007 23:07

thankyou talulasmum. some more quotes (for the men in here):

?You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her?

?A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed?

?God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him?

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FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 03/11/2007 23:09

Becauseimworthit your name is not cheesy, i have a picture in my head of you looking like jennifer aniston because of the advert though

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FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 03/11/2007 23:21

anyone else want to celebrate women being great? or have you all gone to bed??

MN has been so depressing and boring lately thought this might make a nice change

common all you great women! tell us why your great at being a woman??

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FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 03/11/2007 23:23

ok i will start, im great because ive been a single mum for the last 17 yrs, have put myself through uni in that time and wipe the floor with the men that do the same job as me hehe

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VeniVidiVickiQV · 03/11/2007 23:23

Women are great.

But I dont need to put a men down to realise that.


BecauseImWorthIt · 03/11/2007 23:25

Oh I wish I looked like Jennifer Aniston!


FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 03/11/2007 23:27

ok VVVQV wasnt trying to put men down, its just a bit of light heartedness dont get all heavy about men on me, i was just trying to be cheerful

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OMGhelp · 03/11/2007 23:27

because there are very few, (I grant there are amazing exceptions), men that could do what we do every day. There are no men that can beat us.


yama · 04/11/2007 00:08

I always remember the Eleanor Roosevelt quote:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Don't know why I felt it relevant - perhaps it's to do with control. We control how others view us.


ellasmum1 · 04/11/2007 00:23

I'm not actually very religeous but thought this was very beautiful, and true of all the women I know...

When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day
An angel came by and said:
?Why spend so much time on that one??

And the Lord answered:
?Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her??

?She must be washable, but not made of plastic, have more than 200 moving parts which all must be replaceable and she must function on all kinds of food, she must be able to embrace several kids at the same time, give a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart and she must do all this with only two hands.?

The angel was impressed.

?Just two hands?impossible!?

And this is the standard model?!

?Too much work for one day?wait until tomorrow and then complete her.?

?I will not?, said the Lord. ?I am so close to complete this creation, which will be the favourite of my heart.?

?She cures herself when sick and she can work 18 hours a day.?

The angel came nearer and touched the woman.

?But you have made her so soft, Lord?

?She is soft?, said the Lord, ?But I have also made her strong. You cannot imagine what she can endure and overcome.?

?Can she think?? the angel asked.

The Lord answered:

?Not only can she think, she can reason and negotiate.?

The angel touched the womans cheek?

?Lord, it seems this creation is leaking! You have put too many burdens on her.?

?She is not leaking?it's a tear?, the lord corrected the angel.

?What's it for?? asked the angel.

And the Lord said:

?Tears are her way of expressing grief, her doubts, her love, her loneliness, her suffering and her pride.?

This made a big impression on the angel; ?Lord, you are genius.
You thought of everything. The woman is indeed marvellous!?

Indeed she is!
Woman has strengths that amazes man.
She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens.
She holds happiness, love and opinions.
She smiles when feeling like screaming.
She sings when she feels like crying, crys when she is happy and laughs when she is afraid.
She fights for what she belives in.
Stand up against injustice.
She doesn't take ?no? for an answer, when she can see a better solution.
She gives herself so her family can thrive.
She takes her friend to the doctor if she is afraid.
Her love is unconditional.
She cries when her kids are victorious.
She is happy when her friends do well.
She is glad when she hears of a birth or a wedding.
Her heart is broken when a next of kin or friend dies.
But she finds the strength to get on with life.
She knows that a kiss and a hug can heal a broken heart.

There is only one thing wrong with her

She forgets what she is worth?

As a midwife I am reminded every day of how strong, beautiful and superior women are!


yama · 04/11/2007 00:26

Ellasmum - you put it much better than me.
'She forgets what she's worth.' I think that is what I was trying to say.


FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 04/11/2007 08:49

ellasmum1 that is beautiful, it bought me to tears!

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WatTheFawke · 04/11/2007 08:54

ellasmum, that is so lovely, am going to show it to dh to make him see what real life is like!1


GoodGollyMissMolly · 04/11/2007 08:59

Excellent thread.


FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 04/11/2007 09:05

I'm not religious either but i like this one:

Why Women Cry...

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a>woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will." Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?" "All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said: "When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults andfashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed." "You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."

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WatTheFawke · 04/11/2007 09:23

Lovely, i want everyone to see this thread!! Making me feel all special


OMGhelp · 04/11/2007 18:27



FireworksInMyLuckyUnderpants · 05/11/2007 08:40

i guess all you MNers are to busy being great

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swervingirvan · 05/11/2007 23:35

"As a midwife I am reminded every day of how strong, beautiful and superior women are"

so when women participate in a thread bashing men and proclaiming superiority and praising themselves it is an uplifting worthwhile thread.
i wonder hopw you'd feel about a thread with men doing the reverse?


ellasmum1 · 06/11/2007 12:47

OH I think men are great too- I married a lovely one. I just don't think men are as great as women, its my opinion! Believe me I know plenty of men who feel the opposite,and they are entitled to their opinion too.
I didn't say anything nasty about men.


LuckyUnderpants · 06/11/2007 13:01

FFS where is the men bashing? give me one example of where men have been bashed in this thread?

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