Something which I’ve noticed coming up on a regular basis when talking about femininity is the perception by some people that it equals weakness.
I have to say that, more often than not, it’s women who bring up the subject. They are reluctant to be associated with the word feminine, because they believe they will be perceived as weak as a result.
I think that many years hearing sayings like “Cry like a girl”, ‘Throw like a girl”, “Run like a girl” (which I’m sure we’ve all heard from time to time) have probably contributed to this belief.
But femininity has nothing to do with weakness. In fact, a feminine woman in her element can be very powerful…and I’d like to share with you a story that demonstrates this.
The story is of a woman called Angela Cavallo from Lawrenceville, Georgia.
It was April 9th in 1982.
Her son Anthony was working on his car in the driveway, while Angela was in the house.
He had jacked up his 1964 Chevy Impala and was working on the suspension.
However when he removed the rear suspension spring, disaster struck.
The jack slipped away and pinned Anthony under the car.
If you have never seen a Chevy Impala it’s weight is comparable to that of a Volvo estate….so it is a very heavy vehicle.
Luckily a neighbourhood kid happened to be passing at the time and saw what happened. They ran to tell Angela who was in the Kitchen.
Angela was described as being in her 50s, around 5’8” and quite large framed. She ran out to the car and seeing her son trapped underneath it, she grabbed the corner of the car and lifted the weight off him.
Unfortunately as Anthony was unconscious he couldn’t move by himself, so the neighbourhood kid went to get help.
It took around 5 minutes for help to arrive, and Angela was holding the weight of the car the whole time.
Luckily Anthony was pulled clear and made a full recovery. But they were curious as to how Angela had performed this seemingly impossible feat so they consulted with a doctor.
The doctor confirmed that Adrenaline would have run out way before the 5 minutes had passed.
It was explained that her endurance came from the consequence of the extreme pain she would have suffered had Anthony died from the incident.
Her instincts as a woman and a mother to nurture, love and protect her son were what gave her the ability to do the seemingly impossible.
You see, a Feminine Woman with a purpose, is a force of nature. She can do the seemingly impossible and draw on a tremendous amount of strength.
So as I’ve said before, Femininity has about as much to do with weakness as Manolo Blahnik has to do with Aubergines…and now you can see why…
Have an amazing week, and remember to stay fabulous!
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