A woman is a legal adult human being who has the capacity to become pregnant. The word woman can also refer to young women. The word woman can also be used in place of a girl, as in phrases like “girls’ week.” In many places, especially in the rural communities, the word woman is used instead of a girl and referred to a young boy who is involved in child labour. Girl is preferred in the places where there is a high population of child labour, including the United States.
So, what does being a woman in 2021 means? According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word woman means “being a woman.” This definition would imply that there is something more to being a woman than simply being a female.
By this standard, the definition of womanhood itself is obsolete. I think this is because, in our time, the concept of womanhood is very much tied to the idea of womanhood. I call this the “transitional woman,” because once the original womanhood is gone, the transitional woman comes in. And what do we call the woman who emerges from womanhood and lives on?
Now, this definition may be outdated, but it still accurately reflects the idea of womanhood as it used to be understood by most of the world. And by understanding the idea of womanhood in this way, one could say that it is merely an addition, rather than a concept. To me, being a woman in 2021 is the same as being a woman today, except that I will have more opportunities, not be limited in my social interaction. To you, it may mean that you will have fewer opportunities, and be a woman of service, rather than a woman who achieves her potential in the arts sector.
Being a woman in 2021 might mean something else entirely. If you were a cisgendered woman who identify as a woman trapped in a man’s world, and you know all too well how the male social structure works, you might think about seriously looking into transitioning genders. That’s right, I said thinking about it: thinking about it. Transforming oneself is always an option, and one that more people are exploring. If you know or experience all too well how the social structures of the present work to trap women, then taking a cue from these groups and moving on might be the best thing you can do for yourself.
Being a woman in 2021 is a possibility. There are a lot of things to consider, but being a woman in your mid-thirties does not mean that you have less options open to you, nor does it mean that you have to stick to the status quo. It simply means that you have more chances to explore your options and find a way of living that suits you best.