Originally published on empathize this and republished here with permission.
“Girls like you are the reason women get no respect.”
There’s something very wrong with the way society treats femininity. For example, even common feminist ideas about what it means to be a “strong” woman can put down women who like makeup and dresses.
This comic represents one woman’s story of how people’s judgments and assumptions about femininity affected her from childhood through adulthood. Can you relate? Check this out, and you can read the full story on Empathize This.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 3 Questions We Ask Ourselves When Internalized Misogyny Warps Our Point of View
- An Explanation for Why It’s Not Just Men Who Pressure Women Into Feminine Norms