Happy Women’s Month!

I still remember the time when the world celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8). Then the world started changing and we now honor women by having one whole month dedicated for them (or for us).

To me, though, being a woman is something we should honor every single day of the year. I’m not being feminist. I just simply recognize that women rock.

So in honor of my favorite gender, here are songs for every woman I know in my life. 

Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you’d be so confused
I don’t envy you
I’m a little bit of everything
All rolled into one
Bitch (Meredith Brooks)

Yep, we can be everything so don’t be afraid to show who you are. Don’t dumb yourself down. Don’t stop learning. Don’t stop being ambitious. You can have it all!

The shoes on my feet
I’ve bought it
The clothes I’m wearing
I’ve bought it
The rock I’m rockin’
‘Cause I depend on me
Independent Woman, Part 1 (Destiny’s Child)

I know a lot of women who earn more than their husbands (malalim ang pinaghuhugutan ko. LOL!). That’s great because whatever happens, these women would be able to take care of themselves. As much as men are not defined by their spouses, women should also be the same.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)

Kelly Clarkson is my all-time favorite singer (well, it’s a toss-up between Pink and her). Her songs are always empowering without necessarily disparaging men (we still love men, don’t we?). Oh, if Kelly Clarkson comes to Manila for a concert, I will definitely buy front-row seats. Wehehehe!

Don’t you know things can change 
Things’ll go your way 
If you hold on for one more day 
Can you hold on for one more day
Hold On (Wilson Philips)

When the going gets tough, just keep going. It’s difficult to be a woman. We live in a world (or a country) where there are still a lot of prejudices against us. One of my pet peeves is that when a woman of ill repute cries rape, people (including fellow women) are quick to judge her. They label her with all sorts of names–slut, pokpok, maarte, etc. 

It really gets me riled up but that deserves a different blog post altogether. 

As I was saying, when things are becoming difficult for whatever reason, just hold on for one more day.

So to every woman I know, happy women’s month. You rock and keep rockin’!