14 on 2/14: Women (re)interpret an empowered kind of love


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For some Feb 14 reflections, here are 14 women who encourage other women to have an empowered kind of loving


MANILA, Philippines — Love is a battlefield, so goes the Pat Benatar song. For women who have loved and lost, and endured being stereotyped and labeled for the sake of being loved, the battle waged on.

But that was then.

Nowadays, women try to challenge expectations about how they ought to be in a relationship. Women also try to focus on other forms of love. Love could be transcended, and love could be refashioned into something deeper and more meaningful. There are many ways to frame this thing called love, and it takes a matter of empowered perspective to do so.

In 2014, many women are choosing to whip away labels of discomfort when it comes to love, living, relationships, and surviving. So for some February 14 reflections, here are 14 women who want to encourage other women like them to forge on and have an empowered kind of loving – however they interpret the concept in their lives. — Rappler.com

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