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.