Sunday, April 28, 2013

Not up to Par

“I was sure it had to be a mistake. A big mistake. I mean, if this were true, then women, girls, me – we were not at all what I thought. At eight, I couldn’t have expressed it fully, but on some level I knew what this meant. That we were less than males and that we were going to spend the rest of our lives obeying and asking permission or worrying if we didn’t. That event and others like it would eventually limit everything I ever thought about freedom and dreams and going where they took me. But worse, those events said something about the female gender itself- that it simply wasn’t up to par. It had to be subdued, controlled, ruled over.” ~Sue Monk Kidd

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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