All tagged Empowerment

All The Little Sexism's

The little “O.K. honey’s” and “Alrighty dear’s” that make me feel like I haven’t hit puberty yet.

That I should still be wearing a pink dress with bows and lace in my long blond hair — giggling and prancing about when you call me “darling girl.”

Who Am I When I Don't Try To Please Men?

As a woman in this country, I have been taught from a very young age that my body, my personality, my career, my passion, my likes and dislikes, need always take into consideration the preferences of men. This is a fact that I am just now beginning to examine — prompted by the constant assails from my government and my president, telling me how I am only valuable if I am quiet, subservient, and completely available to their whims.