Intimidating to women
A few years ago, I sat amongst a lovely group of church women whom I hardly knew and listened in as they engaged in the same kind of conversation almost every group of women have when they sit down to share a meal together: The fat talk.You know how it goes, girls: “Oh, I really shouldn’t be eating this” or “I just can’t seem to lose the last ____ (fill in the blank) pounds after the baby” or some explanation of what we are doing to lose weight.Pay attention and remember: Any one of these things can put you on the outskirts of female companionship, and any combination of these qualities can make you a double or even triple threat. The prettier you are, the more threatened the women around you will feel.Your mere presence makes them feel like an ogre standing next to you.One woman spoke up about a new book she had read on the topic, addressing the way we think about food.All of the ladies listened in, hoping to find the new secret to weight loss. Stunned, I gulped down the food in my mouth before I choked on her words. For all of the women who have found themselves in the same awkward place, wondering what they’ve done to cause the nails to come out in their female counterparts, I have comprised a list of the top 10 things that make women threatening to other women. If the women around you think you’re prettier than them, your fate is sealed.
Whether you are the stay-at-home mom who cooks every meal from scratch with organic ingredients grown in your own garden or the professional woman who performs every task above and beyond the call of duty, your “good, better, best, never let it rest” attitude is making everyone else look bad.
I know what you’re thinking: those lazy, half-mast, bare-minimum bums need to rise to the occasion or just let it go.