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Strive to be a Warrior Princess

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Do you consider yourself a feminist? 

If you wish for men and women to achieve true equality one day, then the answer is yes. Unfortunately, and despite campaigns such as HeForShe, which calls for men specifically to advocate gender equality, the double standards in the sexes still exist today in 2015. 

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson. Watson helped launch the HeForShe.

Admittedly, I do not often seriously consider these issues. But upon reading something, it really struck me. 

It’s kinda messed up that we associate the term ‘princess’ with being spoilt, petty, shallow and weak, while we associate ‘prince’ with being dashing, courageous, powerful and strong. 

Think about that. It’s true! In most long lasting children’s story, fantasy TV show, game and film, and even in general vernacular, ‘princesses’ are spoilt, petty and weak. It’s the job of the ‘prince’ to uphold ideas of strength, duty and courage. 

Once Upon A Time; the only fantasy TV show I know of, which shows proper Warrior Princesses in charge of their own fates and fortunes! Also happens to be a great watch

In the week of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest reigning monarch, I’m questioning these ideas, and society in general. (Okay, so I might be having a small existential crisis). 

Our Queen spent the first twenty five years of her life as a Princess, and continues to embody strength, beauty, courage and duty throughout. 

Beauty, grace, wisdom, strength, duty. Queen Elizabeth II

So why shouldn’t every families princes and princesses be afforded the same chance to be whatever they choose?!
So kick society’s vernacular (word of the week) and ‘social expectations’ to the kerb. Embody your own values and strive to be the kick-ass warrior princess of your own life! Fight that dragon, achieve that goal and eat cake too!

Values I strive to; 

  • Individuality
  • Knowledge
  • Strength 
  • Friendship

What do you strive to embody?

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Author: Warsaurus

Hello and welcome to Warsaurus! My name is Rachel and I am a Masters student with a passion for beauty and skincare, exploring new places and sharing my thoughts and opinions. I spend my time drinking coffee, reading anything I can get my hands on, and lusting after the life I am trying to achieve for myself. This blog is my own form of self-publishing for those things which ignite and inspire me.

6 thoughts on “Strive to be a Warrior Princess

  1. DEEP. STRONG are two words that came to mind when i read this post.

  2. Great post! Very inspiring and powerful.
    It’s sounds stupid but I’ve always found feminism quite confusing. I’ve always thought I was a feminist, but then have expressed my opinion to other feminists who have put me down and told me my views aren’t right because they relate to women being put down. I want to be equal to a man and have the same rights BUT I also believe that a woman can do whatever job she wants, anything, even if she wants to be topless on page 3 or be a stripper. But apparently thats wrong of me?
    Anywho, I don’t know if its being feminist or not, but I believe that woman should have every right a man has, and that woman WILL be completely equal to men one day
    x tink jayne x
    allabouttink.co.uk

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! I definitely believe you to be a feminist, you want equal rights and believe women can be whoever they want to be. If a Warrior Princess wishes to be on page 3 then that is her own goal and good luck to her. Although, perhaps page 4 should be attractive shirtless gentlemen too, for full equality in that department! 🙂

    • Another quick thought, feminists who told you your opinions were wrong and put you down are hypocritical in not being supportive of their fellow women!

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