for men to save them.
I can see the rotten tomatoes flying through the air aimed at my head, but I don’t care. I’m saying what I believe. Women need to save themselves.
Don’t get me wrong, I like men. Scratch that, I love men. But I don’t expect them to fix my life and I wouldn’t want any of my female friends or relatives to either.
We need to evolve our story structures.
“But people need each other,” you say.
The truth is we all save and complete each other in many wonderful ways. But the more whole we are as individuals, the more we have to offer the world.
The whole “Cinderella complex” issue is old, but I had to write about it today, because while it may be old, it’s not dead. Women get stuck and shrunk by the whole notion that they need to wait for the white knight to save them.
The [cinderella] complex is named after the fairy tale character Cinderella. It is based on the idea of femininity portrayed in that story, where a woman is beautiful, graceful, polite, supportive, hardworking, independent, and maligned by the females of her society, but she is not capable of changing her situations with her own actions and must be helped by an outside force, usually a male. (WIKIPEDIA)
That’s why I write strong women.
A naked alderman, a haunted trattoria and a love that can not be denied.
Today’s Woman Writer’s quote:
“Writing this letter is like putting a note in a bottle
And hoping it will reach Japan.”
Alice Munro, Dear Life