Venus Trapped in Mars

10 June 2015

To The Hustlers

I'll admit, I have a lot of opinions. Although you won't see me get confrontational with the general public, it is safe to say that my mom and CB know exactly where I stand on certain subjects. Growing up with a successful mother who worked full-time and was (is) my full-time number one fan, there has never been any doubt in my mind that women can have anything they want, especially if they want it all. CB had a very similar upbringing with a mother who also did it all, working full time and raising two of the greatest guys I know. 

The blogging community is the perfect example of women who hustle. I don't mean hustle in the sense of what that white kid from Cleveland did on the basketball court last night, or hustle in the sense of a gold foil Etsy print hung above your macbook. I mean hustle, as in hustler, the way rappers mean it... well only far less sexual and in no way related to selling drugs. 

Urban Dictionary defines "Hustler" in many different ways. Listed below are a few examples. Oh, and just so we're clear, I'm aware of all the typos listed. I wanted to leave an authentic quote from UD.  
People who are forced to use their Brains to make it in this world. 
They outsmart the smart, cunning, and has streetsmarts. They know how to get money and is skilled at doing it to. Also they can be so sly that they can sell you stuff you don't need.


A hustler is the way one lives his life. Going out on the streets or wherever making money and working hard for it. A hustler is not lazy he's consistently out earning money. He gets the money by using his smarts and outcunning everyone out there. A hustler has ambition and a more serious approach to life then that of a gangsta or a pimp. Hes more mature, and doesn't neccessarily carry a gun. It can apply to any race, and its the way you uphold and carry yourself.

Also, an exclamation that one makes when walking in on a woman who is voiding her bladder while in a state of undress. WHOA sorry, this is what happens when you think it's a good idea to reference Urban Dictionary to make a point. 


The women of 2015 are hustlers. Thanks to the path that the women before us carved (like my grandma, who was forced to hustle because her husband left her high and dry with no money and 4 children to raise, or thanks to the women who chose to hustle, like my mom and CB's mom) the women of 2015 choose to hustle, love to hustle and thrive off hustling.  

The women of 2015 still want the same things the women before them did, like clothes and makeup and love and babies (or puppies!). The women of 2015 though, also see the opportunity to profit off these things. Bloggers are a wonderful example of this. They take the things they love, and find a way to make money from it. You have impeccable fashion sense, so you monetize that. You create delicious recipes, so you monetize that. You have an eye for photographing the world and all of its beauty, so you monetize that. You know Adobe Creative Suite like the back of your hand, so you monetize that. You are the mom with all of the solutions, so you monetize that. You are witty, clever, funny, beautiful, smart, detail oriented, organized, creative, patient, crafty, sporty...... so you monetize that. 

My point here is that that women of 2015 make money. Then they use that money to open doors that will allow them to make more money. So when I saw this billboard on the highway the other day, my only thought was...




If your wife is hot, she'll pay to get the fucking A/C fixed herself and not wait around for your sorry ass to do it for her. 


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20 comments :

  1. I love this! And wtf kind of billboard is that??? Somewhere out there was paid to come up with that thing. Crazy.

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  2. I saw that billboard around here, too. Love this post. Now I'm feeling all sorts of inspired!

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  3. In the words of Beyonce: Diva is the female version of a Hustla :)

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  4. I love everything about this. We are all hustlers! And isn't it time for the sexist ads to stop?!

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  5. LOVE THIS! Cheers to all the hustlers and lady bosses!

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  6. haha yes! I love it. I was wondering what you were talking about this morning. i love strong women and we don't talk about that enough. Thanks for the great reminder.

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  7. oh my god that is the best response ever.

    also. I read an article the other day about how originally women made all the beer and how beer marketers now are the biggest idiots missing out on 50% of the population by thinking that women don't like beer.

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  8. Yes, yes and more yes. Or even better, we'll Google it and do it ourselves to save some of that hard-earned cash for something more fun.

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  9. Great post! Way to point out how the women that came before us really did help pave a way! Thanks for shedding light on this subject. :) #GirlPower #hustler

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  10. Love this and how the times have changed. Keep on hustling girl. And screw that billboard.

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  11. Love this. Us women of 2015 are bad asses in the best way possible. We get shit done.

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  12. Am I a hustler...............I have no idea................do I need to be.................maybe not or may I am wrong and I should be I don't know also liked the billboard

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  13. BAM! And that's how it's done. Love this :)

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  14. Thank you for using the word fuck. Appropriate usage. hehe.

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  15. Love every word of this post, you nailed it! Xo, Stephanie

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