I saw this t-shirt on a Friday night in H&M while I was under the influence of a lemon drop martini (shopping is even better this way). I had to have it. It has so many different meanings, and is relevant on some many different levels.
At one point in time (still today as well), women were thought of as objects that were only to be seen and admired, but not heard. We we were given our place in the world, and we were expected to stay in that place at all times. And most of us did...but then came women like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Winnie Mandela, Fannie Lou Hamer, Katherine Johnson, Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Mary Tyler Moore, etc...and as a result, that "seen not heard" crap became history.
Being a strong woman means that you love yourself enough to be treated fairly. It means that you not only want to create an environment that is loving for you and your family, you also want to create that type of environment for the world. If you being strong makes another person feel some type of way, then that person has some insecurities that he or she needs to deal with - and that's not your problem.