Awesome. “I will what I want.”
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.
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as quoted in Beyonce’s “Flawless”. See the sampled Ted Talk here.
Crazy in Love. #beyonce #ontheruntourchicago (at Soldier Field)
Eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day can seem like a difficult task if you aren’t counting fries within that number. Sadly, approximately 300 million…
This is so cool. I hate that only the perfect looking fruits and veggies are allowed at most grocery stores. Such a waste.
You just have to do what makes you happy, because you’ll never get a unanimous vote. People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don’t bond over complimenting famous people. I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.
"you’ll never get a unanimous vote" - great perspective.
No matter what hat you wear, tip it to The Captain. #RE2PECT
This is a great new Nike commercial. Re2pect, indeed.