Show them this.
July 27, 2013
This footage is simply fantastic.
Show this representation more often to our daughters – where a regular young woman protects herself and beats the boy – and also show our sons.
It’s a win/win – girls are (actually) more empowered through the ability to see a woman physically protect herself against a larger boy and boys see that women can be strong.
Question #176: How else are we supposed to teach our children that women are much stronger than how we’re currently represented?
All women could learn to do what this young woman did.
A shame we have to – but we could all learn.
This young woman did enough to get back what was hers and get the hell out of there.
She didn’t give him one on the way through (which is sadly what men do. And don’t argue this with me on this – the movies told me so) – she just did what she had to.
Now, go and show this to your daughters and sons…
(those who are ‘old’ enough to be watching movies that show them the opposite – of course).
PS Very sad that people walk past the man in pain, when most don’t know what he did.
PSS I have a few posts cooking – they’re on their way.