A Sophisticate Fights Back

"Strong is fighting! It's hard, and it's painful, and it's every day. It's what we have to do." Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 'Amends' (Season 3, Episode 10)

There were several shows that were on TV when I was college including 'Alias', ‘Xena: The Warrior Princess’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Although, I never had anything against Jennifer Garner I always preferred to watch 'Buffy’. I think it was because like me she was blond, wore dresses, and bows in her hair, liked to shop, and had friends like a normal teenager. Yet, the character of ‘Buffy’ had the strength of a Superhero. It was refreshing to watch a woman who was so girly be so physically tough. Yet, the whole show was centered on more than just one woman who was emotionally empowered and physically strong. There were even female demons that had the power to enact revenge on unfaithful men.

"Every girl who could have the power, will have the power. Can stand up, will stand up. Slayers, every one of us. Make your choice. Are you ready to be strong? Buffy the Vampire Slayer 'Chosen' (Season7, Episode 22 Series Finale)

In the last episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", every woman is given the abnormal strength of a superhero. As I watched the Season finale, I thought to myself, what if in reality every female had the strength of a superhero? Would women be physically or sexually abused? The reality is that women really do have the strength of a superhero and do have the power to fight back. Sure, men are genetically physically stronger than women but what about emotionally? To compensate for our physical strength I believe that women have the emotional strength that men are defenseless against.

For example, Harriet Tubman who was nicknamed "Moses" escaped slavery and then helped to free over 300 slaves. Ms. Tubman is one of millions of real life women who didn't have superhuman strength but still found a way to fight back.

A Sophisticate knows that there different ways women can fight back rather then with her physical strength. She knows that she is stronger emotionally than any man. In the end, a Sophisticate knows that she doesn't need superhuman strength to fight back no matter what the circumstance. Her optimism, intuition, intelligence, and emotional strength allow a Sophisticate to fight back with as much strength as any man may possess. ;D