Cute Force

“I expected people to question whether I had the physical ability to do the job … What I didn’t expect was the question I heard more than any other: ‘Aren’t you scared?'” Caroline Paul in the NYT: Why do we teach girls that it’s cute to be scared? (This is not an issue in my family where we gently suggest to my 7 year-old daughter that her dictatorship remain benevolent.)

+ NY Mag: “We are living through the invention of independent female adulthood as a norm, not an aberration, and the creation of an entirely new population: adult women who are no longer economically, socially, sexually, or reproductively dependent on or defined by the men they marry.” Rebecca Traister on America’s most powerful voter: The Single
American Woman

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