Girls Look Outward, Boys Look Inward — 🌙 Jennifer Poyntz â˜€ï¸

We were girls with loud voices, notoriously resented by the staff of our school for being outspoken and difficult to tame, as a year group. We were creative, wild and a bundle of loose canons set to explode into adulthood. Yet, these same girls, myself included, were unsure of ourselves, anxious and self-conscious in the extreme.

Girls Look Outward, Boys Look Inward — 🌙 Jennifer Poyntz ☀️

Trigger warning – This and the reblogged post mention misuse of people’s photos of various ages.

With permission I’m reblogging this important post by Jennifer Poyntz.
At first read through I felt like this post isolated me a little as I’ve lived mostly as a man needing to please others and never myself but, as the comments section shows, my thoughts have changed as I realise the stereotypes which say to women, ‘you need to serve others’ are the same which say, ‘if you aren’t this, you aren’t good enough.’

I also want to add that the last part of this post is extremely important and was the first reason I wanted to reblog this. It is about the posting of images online without permission ( specifically porn ), something I consider a gross and personal violation for anyone it’s done to.

4 thoughts on “Girls Look Outward, Boys Look Inward — 🌙 Jennifer Poyntz â˜€ï¸

  1. Thank you so much for this, I really appreciate it. In reality, when we suffer (regardless of gender) and are told we are privileged to some degree, it’s our instinct to defend ourselves and why we were not like those who unintentionally wrong others. It’s something I struggle with a lot – I’m trying to learn to take a pause to think before I comment (which I definitely fail at regularly!). Thank you again for helping me to see your side – and for being open to mine.

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    1. Thank you for letting me share it.
      I was glad to be able to talk with you about this as it gave me a chance to understand more and see your side.
      I’m sorry if my first reply felt like it was dismissing your suffering. I too, can often comment without thinking enough.

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      1. Don’t apologise – I understand completely and am really glad you’ve helped me remember the actual point of views of the exceptions as more than just an abstract concept in my head, if that makes sense. I love your blog by the way! Definitely going to keep reading.

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