A much greater disservice to girls

“We do a much greater disservice to girls, because we raise them to cater to the fragile egos of males. 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 willContinue reading “A much greater disservice to girls”

What’s the point of having a voice

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” The point is that it can feel safer. That it’s easier. Neither of these things is what being alive is all about though, as Angie Thomas communicates beautifully in  The Hate U Give. I think of myselfContinue reading “What’s the point of having a voice”

The way we think about our past

⁣”The way we think about our past informs what we think is possible today.“ This line can apply equally well to an individual’s past and to our collective human past, but since I read it in Naomi Alderman’s The Power, I’m mostly considering it with respect to the latter. ⁣ Part of the book involvesContinue reading “The way we think about our past”