Je suis Iron Man

So I came across this fabulous Facebook page of a magazine called Femina recently. Not that I hadn’t heard of it before, but I never really thought it would be worth following on social media. Yes, the assumer in me is always up for assumptions.

If you’re just another blogger, I am sure you’ll find the title a little intriguing considering “I am Iron Man” is a dialogue that everyone has heard. I love the movie and thought that the line only suited Robert Downey Jr. – until yesterday! Though I would still drool over him standing all suited up and saying it, here’s a post that completely changed my outlook towards it:


source: Femina Facebook Page

“I am Iron Man” with a twist but I think most of us women are totally going to relate to this:

"When I am weak, I am strong." 

From being a mother, a companion, a friend, a professional, a caretaker, a home maker, a consoler, a counsellor, there are just far too many roles we play everyday – so many that it’s hard to list down even half of them. Don’t agree? If you’re a woman, don’t be modest. Take a look at the work that keeps you on your feet all through the day and tell me if you can give one name to your role. If you’re a guy, please take a look at the women in your house – I’m sure you’ll agree that you couldn’t possibly do without them (even if it kind of hurts your ego).

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and laughs without the fear of future."

Ever seen your mother crib about having to make food for you? Your sister who is sick of your pranks give up on you? A girlfriend who deals with all your rants? A friend who gives you sound advice no matter what? Someone who simply is there in your hard times because ‘women’?

Ting ting! Rings a bell right?

I am not a preacher of ‘women don’t need men’ – the common statement people relate feminism to. To be honest, I am a feminist and I think we do need men. In fact, I think we both stand at an equal stature in the society now – or should. Did you not need your father when you were growing up? Do you not ask for a man’s help when you can’t pick up something really heavy and have no other way to do it? Do you not tend to rely on his strong shoulders sometimes – those overly emotional moments when all you need is someone strong to stand by you?

Why is this post ?

Because it’s high time each of us out there gives credit to the women in their lives. The Iron Man that is forever around you, running from pillar to post to let you sleep better at night – to be honest, it could be anyone; you just need to look around.

"I feel like, young girls are told this whole idea that they have to be this kind of princess and be all delicate and fragile, and that's bullshit" - Emma Watson.

I haven’t played most of the roles..yet. But this is just to let every women out there know that you are your own hero. I am Iron Man.  I am my own hero and so are you.

Dear Femina

Please always keep posting motivating stuff like this. It really perks up the grumpy morning mood of people like me! 

Yours truly

Just another reader


5 Comments Add yours

  1. shaudae says:

    Amazing post! We as women don’t give ourselves enough credit.


    1. Vanhishikha Bhargava says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m glad you agree with what I meant to put forward! 🙂


      1. shaudae says:

        Great blog post!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Vanhishikha Bhargava says:

    Thank you 🙂


  3. shaudae says:

    Reblogged this on Inspiration Served Daily and commented:
    Spotlight Saturdays goes to Vanhishikha Bhargava blog post entitled “JE SUIS IRON MAN”. The post is a reminder that women need to acknowledge their strengths – we are more than vaginas and wombs!

    Happy Saturday everyone!!!


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