“So my amazing daughter, Emma, turned 5 last month, and I had been searching everywhere for new-creative inspiration for her 5yr pictures. I noticed quite a pattern of so many young girls dressing up as beautiful Disney Princesses, no matter where I looked 95% of the “ideas” were the “How to’s” of how to dress your little girl like a Disney Princess…We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world”
- Jaime Moore, Not Just a Girl
This is awesome!
I often get very sad when thinking about all the people who seem to form vapid relationships just for the sake of feeling secure socially. I’ll never understand people who can still consider someone a friend despite knowing only the shallowest of details about them.
I’m an ESTJ (though quite borderline on the E and J), myself, but I can very much relate to this.
Sometimes human males have these nice faces and it’s so stressful.
“Stop telling women that we should find ourselves beautiful and that we should love ourselves when you are standing right there, judging us on how our knees look in short skirts and how prominent our boobs are in a sweater and how much makeup we are or are not wearing.
Instead of us working harder on “love your body” and “find your inner beauty”, the rest of the world should be working harder on “stop telling women their bodies are a shameful place to live but that if they’re strong enough, they will learn to embrace that shame.”
This is my body. It’s not “beautiful”. I don’t “love it”. I don’t have to. I don’t have to have any strong feelings about my body. And whatever feelings I do have are not somehow invalid if they’re not glowing reviews.”
I don’t 100% agree with the article, but I agree with the general sentiment. Mostly the bolded stuff (obviously).
(Bolded text bolded by me.)
Why can’t honesty be a normal thing, something that everyone abides by?
Instead, honesty is actually RARE, to the point that most people don’t even expect it, and are actually surprised when they encounter honesty.
Honesty shouldn’t be some unexpected, refreshing thing. It should be a normal part of discourse. It should be so normal that it borders boring.
I don’t like boring stuff, and I’m all for defying norms, but I think the world would be much better if honesty were common to the point of normalcy.