We teach girls to shrink themselves. To make them smaller, we say to girls - “you can have ambition but not too much; you should aim to be successful but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man”.
Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage but we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors - not for jobs or accomplishments, which can be a good thing - but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.
FEMINIST: The person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (We Should All Be Feminists) via my friend Holley
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