Wonderwoman, hosewife or sexy pin up, who can be it all?
I was wondering about all the things we must be nowadays. Today, Well, I think, more than ever, at least more than many decades ago, there is an imposition, I mean, the society imposes certain models about how the women should be. Of course it’s not new, in ancient Greece, or in Rome, many poets wrote about how to be this or that. In Ars Amandi, from Ovidius, the poet gives us a real “manual” about how to live, to behave in a lovely, sexy and adorable way.
The problem of this era is the multiplicity. Down with the multiplicity!!!
In the fifties, for example, women had to be perfect pun up housewives, submissive etc. In the eighties, business women, competitive. Now, the problem is that we have to be everything at the same time. Friends, workers, lovers, mothers, models, sexy… The stereotype is highly unfair. The media avalanche of hole models on how to be to behave brings too much patterns for us to follow.
About me, I have the deep sensation of incompetence. I feel that is almost impossible keep up minimally with all the “must be” issues we have nowadays. Sometimes I feel I’m not the right housewife, or the teacher, much less the lover. What am I? I don’t know. Today I feel it’s nice to be the minimal. The least. At least I wanna be a wife, not the best, just a simple one. A teacher, a friend. Each one at its time. At least.