In an interview with Barbara Walters in 1981, Katharine Hepburn explained that she put on pants 50 years ago and declared a middle road between the expectations of women and men. “I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I made enough money to support myself. And I ain’t afraid of being alone.” What powerful words those are! I love Katharine Hepburn’s blunt, humorous, and independently fiery personality. Only having been married six years out of her life, Katharine showcased that women do not need a man to be successful. She also showcased that we can rock suit pants better than men *wink*
March is Women’s History Month. Looking back at all the marvelous women who have contributed to our growth as a society makes me feel pretty wonderful and proud to be a woman. There is no doubt that we are often downgraded, but many of us wear the pants–and that is from where this week’s “Menswear” theme stemmed.
In the 8th grade, I had to read the biography of Marie Curie, a physicist famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize, over the summer. I remember sulking and dragging out my reading of the book–I am sure that I also whined to my mother–but when I finally started reading, I was immediately inspired. Marie Curie stepped out, unknowingly risked her life, and made an impact on history and science. *fist in air* Girl power! Are we strong? Yes! Are we beautiful? Yes! Are we intelligent? Yes! Are we influential? Yes!
I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.–Little Richard
Now, of course, I had to pick a girl power song for this week *wink* Check out the awesome jam below from Bikini Kill, a feminist rock band from Olympia, Washington.