Girl on Swing

Girl on Swing

Today is celebrated as the International Day of the Girl Child, Kittivisian Life supports these activities by re-posting an article from Girls Globe by Farah Mohammed.

In the last few weeks, we have heard much about the International Day of the Girl Child. The very fact that today exists, under U.N. declaration no less, is a huge step forward for girls across the world in terms of garnering recognition and gathering momentum for real change. Girls’ Globe is a huge supporter of the International Day of the Girl Child, and we’ve previously posted about why we need International Day of the Girl Childhow to get involved as well as resources to educate yourself about the state of girls around the world.

What I’m saying is, don’t delude yourself that the powerful cultural values that wrecked the lives of so many of my classmates have vanished from the earth. Don’t let the New York Times article about the brilliant success of Wellesley graduates in the business world fool you — there’s still a glass ceiling. Don’t let the number of women in the work force trick you — there are still lots of magazines devoted almost exclusively to making perfect casseroles and turning various things into tents.
Don’t underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many people wish we could turn the clock back. One of the things people always say to you if you get upset is, don’t take it personally, but listen hard to what’s going on and, please, I beg you, take it personally. Understand: every attack on Hillary Clinton for not knowing her place is an attack on you. Underneath almost all those attacks are the words: get back, get back to where you once belonged. When Elizabeth Dole pretends that she isn’t serious about her career, that is an attack on you. The acquittal of O.J. Simpson is an attack on you. Any move to limit abortion rights is an attack on you — whether or not you believe in abortion. The fact that Clarence Thomas is sitting on the Supreme Court today is an attack on you. Nora Ephron 1996

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