Motherhood and More: Stupid Girls

If it sounds like I’m being judgmental, I am. This is one of the very few instances in which I feel judgment is totally warranted. It’s not okay for girls to act dumber than they are. It’s not okay to pander to the idea that stupid is sexy. It’s not okay to live in a country where women have the opportunity to get a free education and then bury your intelligence somewhere in your cleavage. 

It’s more than not okay. It’s an abomination. It completely negates centuries of hard work and sacrifice that women have endured in order to be seen as equals. It’s a slap in the face to girls around the world who have no access to education. It’s an insult to females everywhere. 

Moms, please don’t let your daughters behave this way. They have a choice. Make them use it. If I ever catch my girls starting to fall into the “stupid girl” trap, they’ll find themselves fully entrenched in a research project on the advancement of women in the 20th century. Mark my words. 

Most of the blame, of course, lies with a society that creates and perpetuates the idea that women are objects to be gawked at. We still have quite a ways to go to reach the equality of men and women. But equality goes far beyond equal opportunity, and our girls need to know that their behavior has far-reaching consequences.

YES! Please read it all, and…well, I don’t know, find a way to do something about it. Anything.

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