How to Find Out What a Woman is All About

Women have always been at the forefront of societal change. From the women who fought for their right to vote and get educated, to those who were able to balance a career with raising a family, and even those who became the first female leaders of many countries, women have had a strong influence in today’s society. Women’s lives are full of challenges, but also a multitude of opportunities. Women have become more independent than ever before, and they are now outnumbering men in college and in professional programs.

But this independence comes with a price. Many women still face discrimination in the workplace, and they struggle with balancing home life and work life. There are a number of issues that have come to light regarding women, from the gender identity debate, to how women are treated during labor and childbirth. These issues have made it even more important to understand what a woman’s role is and what she deserves in the workforce.

In June (pride month, no less), right-wing political commentator Matt Walsh released his problematic documentary, What is a Woman? In it, he asks everyone from politicians to medical professionals for their definition of a woman. It’s clear that Walsh’s intention was to use his film as a platform for his own prejudices, but this attempt at finding out what a woman is boils down to nothing more than misogyny in disguise.

The answer to this question isn’t as complicated as Walsh might think. A woman is any human who identifies as female and can carry out the biological function of conceiving and gestating young, but it’s a complex issue that continues to be contested in our world. There are a number of issues that can affect the definition, including intersex individuals. But reducing a woman to a simple “different sex at birth” definition reduces the term to a meaningless label.

One of the best ways to figure out what a woman is all about is to talk to her. Some people may immediately assume they need a clever, witty pick-up line to impress women, but it’s actually more effective to show genuine interest in her. According to Behavioral Investigator and Science of People founder Vanessa Van Edwards, this can be as simple as asking her questions about herself or pointing out something that you have in common.

As you converse with her, try to find out what she likes to do in her spare time. This will give you a good idea of what she’s interested in and will help you find topics for future conversations. For example, if she loves a certain musical artist, you could ask her about the band and how they came together. You could also ask her what her favorite books or movies are and why she enjoys them. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with these types of questions and ask her about things that aren’t relevant to the current conversation.