If you log onto social media, you will find women incoherent with rage because a dumbass congressman from Texas decided to back up Trump’s nasty women remark with, “Sometimes a lady has to be told when she’s being nasty.”
I’ll give you a minute to let your blood pressure return to normal.
We could go into a long discussion of all the ways that condescending little remark embodies the patriarchy — but you know what? Dude had his moment. I don’t wanna entertain his nonsense. Instead, I humbly submit some wise words from wise women. Savor these. Ponder them. Carry them into your weekend. Use them to arm yourself against future patriarchal nonsense.
“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” — Amelia Earhart
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” — Rosa Parks
“A woman is like a tea bag - only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” — Nancy Reagan
“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” — Justice Sonia Sotomayor
“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.” — Julia Child
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton
“I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” — Mia Hamm
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead
“Bitches get stuff done.” — Tina Fey
So let’s get out there, all us nasty women and bitches. Let’s get stuff done.