Through The Eyes of a Girl
You’re not right for that. They said I should just be happy with what I have. He said what to you? You can’t do that, you’re a girl. He said it would be OK if we were careful. Just try this, you’ll like it, it wont hurt you! Let him have it his way, he’ll like you better. It’s just not fair! No, No, No!


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Gyrlz Lives 2

How many times have you heard one of those comments. For some, everyday.

Being a girl isn’t about no’s or the can't's or the not's… it’s about being anything you can be and about having the self confidence to reach for your dreams.

In the past, girls and women have worked hard to reach an equal status with men. The struggle has been long and it’s not over yet.

The following is taken from Charlotte Brontë’s Jayne Eyre, written in 1847 and worthy of rereading today.

Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.

It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre