Mad Props To Whoever Originally Posted This
Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s a piece we did last year. We’re re-posting to celebrate today. :)
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’ll threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to make my life choices 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 accomplishments 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 - ***Flawless (via juzstinbieber)
I want this printed on every shirt I own
- getting an 80% on a test in 8th grade: (loud wailing that lasts at least an hour followed by a sinking feeling of despair and uselessness)
- getting an 80% on a test now: (power slides down the hall while singing the national anthem)