Tuesday, March 8, 2016


We teach girls to shrink themselves 
To make themselves 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 
And we don't teach boys the same? 
We raise girls to see each other as competitors 
Not for jobs or for accomplishments 
Which I think 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

― Beyoncé feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Happy International Women's Day ♡

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