“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 would 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 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, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
Thank you, Beyonce and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!
Watch the speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hg3umXU_qWc (def worth listening to)
and listen to Beyonce - Flawless (cuz I woke up like this)
We all have that one person who helps keep us grounded.
I want someone that keeps me grounded.
Best feeling ever
Awe I have someone like this :’)
WAIT THIS IS TOO REAL FOR ME. Thanks to the boyfriend. <3 <3 <3
» Christian Louboutin ‘Duvette 120mm’ Nude pink leather with pointy golden toe cap stiletto pumps. [Image: the streetfashion 5xpro]
I’m reblogging this again cause it’s that awesome.