Above Anything Else

I am a woman above everything else – Jackie Kennedy

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What did Jackie Kennedy think when she said this? Was she referring to the duties of a woman in 1960’s America? Her own husband stated, “We want to be sure that women are used as effectively as they can to provide a better life for our people, in addition to meeting their primary responsibility, which is in the home.” Perhaps she was thinking more traditional; a woman above all else implies womanhood and being a mother. After all, Jackie did have four children.

I like to think of this quote as an essence of being, a personal mantra. George R. R. Martin’s glorious character Tyrion Lannister phrases it beautifully, “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” As a woman, this is a very real thing we still do.

Run like a girl. Hit like a girl. Scream like a girl. All expressions of how women are inferior to running like a man, hitting like a man, screaming like a man. There is no expression that says “woman of the house.” What about, “he where’s the skirt in the relationship”? No? It is time for women to where their sex as an

All expressions of how women are inferior to running like a man, hitting like a man, screaming like a man. There is no expression that says “woman of the house.” What about, “he where’s the skirt in the relationship”? No? It is time for women to where their sex as an

It is time for women to where their sex as an armour. I am a woman. Every month I bleed what it means to be a woman; I bleed for my right to bear a child, for my right to bear this sex.

I am a woman above everything else. Yes, a woman. What a beautiful thing to aspire to.

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