Real Women...

Today, I awoke at 5:30am to the happy cries of "Da-Da?!" coming from C-baby's crib. We are totally biased in this family and she is seriously adorable. Big sister didn't want to miss any of the action, so, she quickly hopped out of bed...at 5:30 in the MORNING...and joined us downstairs. I'm not proud to admit it, but the next hour was spent with me making coffee, feeding the girls oranges, and quickly arranging them in front of my computer to watch "Dora's fantastic gymnastic adventure." I was trying to shake a headache AND let the hubs sleep in...feats such as these call for a little Dora.

I gladly sit down with my cup of coffee and my Kindle...and sadly, I start mindlessly reading status updates. Pictures of loved ones, sweet posts about babies and post-Christmas goodness, questions and polls concerning travel, and then...an insult...a person who calls herself my friend questioning my womanhood.

I know her. She's lovely. So, I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt that she thought it was funny or cute.

"Real Women watch Football..."

I'm not an overly sensitive person. But these little memes that people create and post really tick me off - especially when is calls into question others' womanhood or manhood.

Really?! "Real" women watch football? That's the only qualifier...with reasoning and logic that water tight, most women are walking around with a penis. Sorry.

Here is my problem with statements such as these. They are by nature meant to be divisive. They are meant to create an "other." They are meant to tell someone who doesn't fit into the given category that she is "lesser," "not real," "fake," or "wanting." And for what purpose?

To make the post-er feel better about herself.

"Real" Women are all around. They come in all shapes and sizes. They have all sorts of different interests. God didn't make us all the same...because then, "real" women would be "real" boring...and "real" men would be "real" disappointed.

So, ladies (or gents) THINK before you post things that are designed to make others question their "reality." The last time I checked....the mere fact that you DO or DO not watch football does not make you any more or any less of a woman.