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Is Society Right About Women or Are We Misunderstood? – 069

Society has a lot of misconceptions about women. Are we emotional, unable to handle a budget, or into shopping? The answer is maybe yes and maybe no. Stereotypes can often be harmful, and a few are downright ugly! While we admit our shortcomings, we believe each woman has unique traits and qualities that set her apart. So, how does a woman of grit and grace combat these cultural assumptions? We start by realizing that we aren’t all alike, yet we do possess many characteristics that unite all women and make our gender special. Co-hosts Darlene and Julie discuss how crucial it is for us to tap into our identity and not our life positions, roles, titles, or stereotypes to give us value. They also explore how the current misconceptions can affect our relationships with the men in our lives. Of course, they share how you can do all of this in your #gritandgracelife, too.

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Quote of the episode:

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” John Wooden

Don’t miss these previous episodes mentioned on this show: Funny Things Women Say (and What They Really Mean) – 038, Miss Independent: Can You Be Healthy, Strong and Dependent? – 047, and Darlene and Julie Recommend These Unique Christmas Gifts – 066!

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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