mum's not the word

 Photo Credit: Brooke Cagle

Photo Credit: Brooke Cagle

I’m going to keep this short and sweet because I would rather you spend what little time you have reading the words of these two ladies, but I will preface their thoughts with this:  When is the last time you openly, unabashedly, and unapologetically opposed someone’s opinion or idea? 

I think sometimes we, as women, tend to hide behind our inane desire to be liked or our need to “keep the peace.”  We don’t want to rock the boat, and we sure as hell don’t want to gain an enemy.  But here’s the kicker:  holding onto these qualities doesn’t get us anywhere except behind those who aren’t afraid of taking the risk to shun them.  So if you have a few minutes, please read the following two articles.  These women have some powerful words regarding our ability, as women, to gain a voice we don’t have to apologize for, and it’s a powerful message to hear.

"Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?" - by Jennifer Lawrence

"It's Time to Stop Worshipping the God of Public Opinion" - by Jaime King

So, ladies (and gents), what do you think?

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