A Feminist’s Guide to Acting Like A Lady

Because empowerment should not be without integrity.

Tip #14: Winning and losing should be done with equal grace.
“Win or lose does not matter. Fight hard. Earn respect.” – Mr. Han, The Karate Kid

Tip #15: Men don’t get hints. Just ask and be done with it.

Tip #16: Have a talent and a hobby. They may or may not be the same thing.

“I wouldn’t dream of working on something that didn’t make my gut rumble and my heart want to explode.” – Kate Winslet

A Feminist’s Guide to Acting Like a Lady

Because empowerment should not be without integrity.

Tip #10: Develop a discerning palate for fine wine, good food, and decadent coffee.

Tip #11: Part of being a lady is learning how to drink and knowing when to stop.

Tip #12: Learn to cook. Even if it’s only 5 dishes, be able to do those dishes really well. It’s not about being a slave in the kitchen. It’s about self-sufficiency.

Tip #13: Offer to help? Yes you should.

A Feminist’s Guide to Acting Like a Lady

Because empowerment should not be without integrity.

“learn the art of encouragement. we can’t all be

Heroes

all the time. Someone must sit on the curb and

clap.”

- Anonymous

Tip #8: In a wonderful way, empowering others empowers you too. Some compliments draw attention to the sender, others to the receiver. Do the latter.

Tip #9: When getting into a car with a skirt on, butt first, feet follow, ankles together. To get out of the car, feet first, then butt.

Happy Friday!

A Feminist’s Guide to Acting Like A Lady

Because empowerment should not be without integrity

Tip #4: Never accept a 3 a.m. booty call – unless you’re absolutely sure that is the only thing you’ll ever want from him. (Or you’re already married to him.)

Tip #5: Never lie to yourself about what you want from a relationship. If you want a real relationship, hold out for it. If you want him to help with the household chores, make that clear day 1.

* If you need convincing, read this.

"$#@&! I wore the control top panties!"

Photo courtesy of nevver

Tip #6: Only you can decide how many sexual partners you wish to have. Be discreet in public, be truthful in private if a partner asks.

A Feminist’s Guide to Acting Like A Lady

Because empowerment should not be without integrity

Tip #1: Own your own skin
A lot of women have a habit of apologizing for themselves. This act is done literally, for example when a woman apologizes for wanting something or for not understanding something. Or it is done figuratively, when a woman shrinks into her body so as to go unnoticed. Don’t do this. Own yourself. Take your space. And don’t over-apologize. You don’t have to be loud or brash. Just treat yourself as though you deserve respect – because you do.

Tip #2: Wear a nice brooch on the lapel of your business suit, especially to important meetings and interviews.
It adds a finishing touch that others never fail to notice and admire.

Own a well-fitting navy suit.

Tip #3: Never underestimate the power of listening to others.
Listen first, then speak. Doing so will help others feel respected, and also give your words some authority for having considered other opinions first.

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