Signed Sirelle: MARCH 2014 – “The Extinction of Lady”

I find there to be nothing in this world more captivating than a beautiful lady. Therefore, it saddens me to realize that the classification of lady is in an endangered state.

Webster’s Dictionary defines lady as a woman of high social position, though also (and perhaps more universally) a woman who behaves in a polite manner. It is the latter, more so than the former, that I believe to be more significant.

stay classy imageDisclaimer: It is my very last intention to objectify women within this editorial.

Now, one may combat my thoughts, here, and say, “What does he know?” — and they would have every right. However, I have always subscribed to the mantra that, “If it don’t apply, let it fly.”

Historically, the women that were idolized possessed indisputable charm, elegance, and resilience. Iconic figures such as Grace Kelly, Billie Holiday, and Eleanor Roosevelt come to mind. Although over time, a noticeable shift has occurred. Women such as the aforementioned have seemingly been replaced in favor of more questionable personalities.

Young women of today’s society boast living room portraits of Audrey Hepburn, yet many don’t portray themselves in her image. I find humor in the reality of some twerking against their living room wall, shadowed by the Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster just begging to be anywhere else but there. And this all begins with the element of class losing its significance among young people of present-day society.

Understandably, some may question why a man would take issue with such behavior, but that’s just it. A man. See, as I progress and approach my mid-20’s I realize that my interests, and what I look for in a woman, are changing. I’m less concerned with the girl I can take out on Saturday nights, and more intrigued by the lady who can accompany me to a gala. And trust me, I’m not the only young man going through that realization.

In fairness, in no way I am stating that all young women are losing their values — as I recently visited Dallas, Texas, and was completely enthralled with the young women I encountered — however, I am worried that a majority of our young women are endangered.

Coco Chanel once stated, “Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.” A woman can dress as fancy as she wants to; yet even so, if her behavior does not match her fine threads, she doesn’t exist. And with dignified role models such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kate Middleton in existence, I find no reason why society should be facing the extinction of lady.



About Sirelle Carter

"The words you speak become the house you live in."
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1 Response to Signed Sirelle: MARCH 2014 – “The Extinction of Lady”

  1. manhattanjan says:

    Soooooo true!!! The Kim Kardashian’s and Miley Cyrus’ of the world have replaced impeccable, charm and candor of outstanding women like Gretta Garbo, Dorothy Dandridge and Princess Diana! It’s a shame. Even though Elizabeth Taylor went through 8 destructive marriages, to have seen her in public no one would have ever even guessed it. Much can’t be same about today’s girls. Loved this! Good read!

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