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What that means for me is that while I authentically enjoy makeup, I also have to recognize that it’s impossible to know if I would still like it if I hadn’t been socialized to believe that I had to. It means understanding that the choices that I make are dependent on the choices that are offered to me. So while I’m empowered to decide that I want to wear makeup, I’m equally disempowered by a system that sells that to me as the “right” choice to make.”
You can still make these choices. We're all human, we can't fight every battle. But don't ignore the fact that we're making these choices in a patriarchy that rewards us for some, and punishes us for others; don't decide that just because you're a woman and you made a choice, it has to be a feminist one.”
Compassion is the ultimate expression of strength. When you have found security in your life and in yourself, the only natural result is to turn that outward and try to help others receive that gift.
Ruthlessness and intentional disregard for others are expressions of fear and insecurity. This desire to appear strong and unaffected...to go on the offense, to win at all costs, to beat your chest and express your power over others...that is only ever weakness.
Morality is not weakness. Caring is not weakness. Compassion is not weakness. Evil is not strength. Intimidation is not strength. Control is not strength.
Hugs are strength. Communication is strength. Collaboration is strength. Diversity is strength. Understanding is strength.
I'm worried for a world that seems to understand these things less every day.”
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