Defining the Typical Woman

Moody, cranky, judgmental, PMS-ing, delicate, pretty and sensitive are just a few of the many characteristics that are used to describe a “typical woman.” But what does it mean to truly be a typical woman today? With all of the pressures to get a job and become a wife and/or mother, it can be easy to see why we are cranky or tired. So let’s offer a different definition of a “typical woman” and celebrate our ability to take charge.

It is difficult to truly know what it means to be a typical woman, but there are definitions of the word “typical.” To be typical, it means that you are usual, archetypal, or ordinary. All of these basic definitions are boring and insinuate that all women are the same. This cannot be true because every person, regardless of gender, is different. Sure, there are characteristics that women share, but they are displayed at different times and for different reasons.

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So when you stop to think of a typical woman, realize that different visions will come to mind. There will be the ones who “throw like a girl,” as well as those who organize their day to make sure all of their loved ones are taken care of. Some women can be jealous, while others can “think like a man.” There are women who are seductive and women who are shy beauties.

Even looking at these different women, one can see that they are anything but “typical.” Women are versatile and can take on matters of the domestic and work world—issues that were only recently given to us. Think about the typical woman now and what she has accomplished thus far.

We can vote, wear pants, and become the head of our own businesses, while still holding on to our previous roles as care taker and wife. Although juggling all of these roles without a strong support system is extremely difficult to do, some women actually do it. So, again, forgive us for being tired, cranky, moody, and sensitive because there is just as much on our plate compared to our male counterparts. It is hard to define the “typical woman” of today because at the end of the day, she is in fact no longer “typical.”


About Stacy Narine

Originally from Paterson, NJ, I recently graduated from Seton Hall University with my B.A in English. I will be starting my M.A program in Literature at Seton Hall University in spring 2015. I love Pinterest, Photoshop, and writing fictional short stories about characters who are trying to establish a sense of individuality while in relationships. Ready to momentarily stray from fiction, I am motivated to write about topics that are important to women.

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