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Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.. The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.
It's important to remember that feminism is no longer a group of organizations or leaders. It's the expectations that parents have for their daughters, and their sons, too. It's the way we talk about and treat one another. It's who makes the money and who makes the compromises and who makes the dinner. It's a state of mind. It's the way we live now.
O ye of little faith, who believe that somehow the birth of Christ is dependent upon acknowledgment in a circular from OfficeMax!
Or what about the statue in California currently said to be crying bl**** tears? Why worry about the alleged weeping of a plaster effigy when so many actual human beings have reason to cry?
I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make my marriage vows mean what they say. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.
I can't think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society.
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