The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.
Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.
"gender doesn’t determine what you can and cannot enjoy, what you can and cannot look like or what you can and cannot do"
I just read this on my dashboard and this is exactly what I have been trying to teach/show my preschool students. I was scolded for this by a parent and it brought me close to tears. One of my boy students over-heard the conversation and ran up to me. He looked at me and said “excuse me, Ms. Jessica. Sometimes I like to paint my nails and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.” and he pulled off his shoe to show me his purple toes and then jumped into my arms with the biggest smile.
I love my job.
kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world. no matter what you look like.