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 to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to each other as competitors
Not for jokes or for accomplishments
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
-Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
I hope people google Chimamanda if they don’t know who she is and buy her books. She is a such a good writer. Like damn good.
Beyoncé | Partition
Not only did I like every song, I just want to reblog every frame of every video on ¨Beyonce.” That was my kind of my art. All of it. No words.
You wish your faves would/could. Jourdan. Beyoncé. Joan. Chanel.