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Say What? Amy Adams Can Be a Woman Since She Has a Man

"I spent most of my 20s looking to find a man. What a waste of energy. Now I actually have a man and I’m able to focus on becoming a woman. . . . Maybe this is a very, I don’t know, young girl statement, but when you’re not seeking to gain the approval of your man, it’s amazing what you can accomplish."

Amy Adams discusses how she can move on to becoming a woman now that she's engaged.

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Totally understand what she means! For me.. I spent 16 - 23 being an alpha female trying to hang with the boys. I wanted to be equal to them. Now that I am in the relationship I have always wanted I have time to focus on being a woman.. doing girly things. I needed a strong alpha man in my life to balance things for me. (:
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
I think she's being amazingly honest. Who hasn't looked around for someone in their twenties? I did to. It's tough. I know the feeling. Maybe she just wanted someone like the rest of us and her search is over. That can preoccupy your mind a lot in youth. I have a friend who is 28 and she seems obsessed. Maybe I was like that too and can't quite remember. Anyway a lot of women then feel like they can focus on other things without that in the back of thier mind.
sham28 sham28 8 years
She meant well.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm with Hiding on this one. I don't actually have such a problem with her comment.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
ah yes. being a "50s housewife" is a bad thing. I work hard at my job and am working toward the ultimate goal of owning my own company someday, but I prioritize being a wife and mother equally, if not higher, as important as career success and satisfaction. does that make me any less of a smart, strong, independent woman because I feel like having a husband and children will be a good foundation and support system for me to truly grow and start my own business?
staple-salad staple-salad 8 years
I agree with her. Sometimes it's hard to be yourself, or live up to your potential without finding a man that's there for you. I know when I'm around my boyfriend I feel more free than when I'm around my parents, or other peers sometimes. And he's helped me discover a lot about myself, some problems I should deffinitely get checked out, and some very positive things as well. And I think I'm a better person around him as well.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I think Hiding got it right.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Hiding, you totally hit the nail on the head!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
WTF? Is she saying she couldn't become a woman UNTIL she had a man? I have sympathy for her. Talk about being insecure, and having low-self-esteem. For her sake, I hope she will always have a man in her life. Personally, I do not identify with this woman at all. I've always considered myself a woman whether I was single or had a significant other. Also, in my experience, MEN pursued me, and seeked to gain my approval (read: try to win my affections). It was unnecessary for me to spend any energy in that regard.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Ironic in that if she had just spent time on herself in the first place, men would have been attracted to her, without her "trying"
MixedPerfectly MixedPerfectly 8 years
I do agree with posts 1, 3, and 4. I mean its not about being weak, its about being a strong free woman and when you have to dedicate time to just impress certain people, its a wonderful feeling being free because the person your with is impressed by who you are already. I'm happy for her
SeaAre86 SeaAre86 8 years
I agree with hiding. Sometimes you don't realize how much energy you've been putting into impressing people.. Once you find that person that loves you as is, you finally realize that you should have spent more time being yourself instead of trying so hard. I don't know, to me, it's not about being a weak woman or anything.. it's just there's a new side that can be opened up whenever you find a partner that loves and supports you.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I can totally understand what she is saying. Sometimes you don't know how hard you've been trying to impress people until you finally find a person that you don't have to impress. You suddenly feel free and able to be yourself and explore exactly who you are. I've had an experience like this.
weffie weffie 8 years
So... if snagging a man was the ultimate goal, how was looking for him a waste of energy? Obviously it paid off, she got the validation (or whatever) she was looking for. I dunno, I read the rest of the interview thinking I could be taking this out of context, but no... she actually is sounding very 50s-housewife and a little bit pathetic.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I'm sure some people will be totally offended and saddened by her comment, but I get it, and I'm happy for her that being with a guy has made her comfortable enough to focus on herself means to an end.
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