19 Things You Should Never Apologize for as a Woman ...

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19 Things You Should Never Apologize for as a Woman ...
19 Things You Should Never Apologize for as a Woman ...

Why do we feel it's so necessary to apologize for so many things in life? I mean, sure, there are plenty of things that you should apologize for if and when you do them, but there's a long list of things we should all stop saying "sorry" for, starting right. NOW.

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1

Not Being Interested

Not Being Interested You don't owe anyone your time or attention. Don't apologize for not being interested.

2

Your Sexual Orientation

Your Sexual Orientation Only minus the "sorry" part. Again, you don't owe anyone an explanation or an apology about your sexual orientation.

3

Your Libido

Your Libido Don't apologize for wanting sex, or not wanting sex, all the time, or none of the time. Ignore the slut-shamers and the haters who'll call you a prude. It's none of their damn business.

4

Not Wanting Kids

Not Wanting Kids Not every woman wants to be a mother, and there's nothing wrong with that.

5

Your Work/family Balance

Your Work/family Balance When was the last time someone gave a dad a hard time about choosing to work outside the home, while at the same time, if he'd chosen to stay home, they'd belittle him for making THAT choice? Do what's best for you and your family and don't apologize for it.

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Societal norms often perpetuate a double-bind for women in the workforce, where they're scrutinized for their choices regarding career and home life, no matter what they decide. Remember, your situation is unique and the balance you strike is for you to determine. This isn't just about leaning in or opting out; it's about crafting a life that fulfills you and supports those you love. Dismiss the unsolicited criticisms, because only you know the rhythm that harmonizes your personal and professional worlds. Own your choices with confidence and grace.

6

Who You Love

Who You Love As long as your sig other respects you and treats you well, don't apologize for who you love.

7

Pampering Yourself

Pampering Yourself You need to take care of yourself in order to be able to handle the million things you're responsible for, so never say sorry for taking a little time for yoga... or other pampering and you-time.

8

Your Makeup

Your Makeup Whyyy do people - men in particular - think they have any say in how much makeup we wear, if we wear it at all? No. Wear makeup if you want, or don't wear makeup, but never feel you have to apologize for it either way.

9

What You're Wearing

What You're Wearing If you like it, and it's comfortable, AND YOU LIKE IT, then who cares what you're wearing? Don't take any gaff from anyone about your personal style.

10

Ditching the Fremenies

Ditching the Fremenies Oh, you had the nerve to drop a frenemy, and now someone's trying to guilt you for standing up for yourself? Nope. Don't apologize.

11

Not Being Married

Not Being Married If you and your sig other are perfectly happy in your relationship without a wedding, that's fine! Don't apologize for NOT spending thousands of dollars on a wedding if it's just not your thing.

12

Cursing like a Sailor

Cursing like a Sailor Sometimes the exact right word in a given situation is a curse word. Use them freely, if you wish, and don't apologize for it. I mean, you know, don't shock your poor maiden aunt, but don't apologize for using them otherwise.

13

Your "guilty" Pleasures

Your "guilty" Pleasures Whatever you enjoy doing (or watching) in your downtime, don't apologize for it, and if anyone tries to make you feel bad for being-watching Keeping up with the Kardashians, unfriend them, because you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

14

Having Emotions

Having Emotions Look, you're a human. You have emotions. So never feel like you have to apologize for showing them... like, say, for weeping during those animal shelter commercials, okay?

15

Bottle Feeding

Bottle Feeding Not everyone can, or wants to, breast feed. You tried it. For whatever reason, it didn't work. You don't owe anyone an explanation or apology.

16

Changing Your Mind

Changing Your Mind There's nothing wrong with changing your viewpoint or your mind over time. Don't let anyone make you feel guilty for ditching a hobby, an outfit, or anything else.

17

Loving Social Media

Loving Social Media There's nothing wrong with loving Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and so on. I mean, shame on you for wanting to stay in touch with friends and family, right?

18

RBF

RBF If one more person tells me to smile, so help me... I'm not angry or sad or bored... I just have Resting Bitch Face, and I'm not sorry for it (and you shouldn't be either).

19

Saying No

Saying No Look, you don't owe anyone an explanation (or an apology) for there only being 24 hours a day and only so much of you to go around.

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I'll say "sorry" a lot, even when I didn't do anything wrong. It's more of a sorry "you're going through something unpleasant".

LOVE the cartoon rabbits in #3 lol so cute!

Where is the gif in #14 from ?

Looove this article so true

yessss

I agree esp with 8! Men to control women you see so they say they dont like makeup or what we do to our hair or what we wear,i say ignore ignore ignore!!!!

All I saw was Taeyeon and I was like, "Love this article already."

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