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Smart Girls

July 19, 2012

Here are some of my fave goodies from the internetz lately. Enjoy!

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Gah. Have you subscribed to Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls channel yet? The only down side is that these videos make me want to have a daughter ASAP.

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Thanks to Shayne for linking me up to this great article on Forbes:

“Young women today are bred to doubt ourselves, question our worth and view ourselves as improvable projects rather than embrace the imperfection of our humanity”
– Why Millennial Women Do Not Want To Lead

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“ We’re allowed to be overweight as long as we “never quit” trying, publicly and vocally, to be thinner. As long as we stay on the merry-go-round of dieting, and publicize how well we eat and how much we exercise. And it’s the best first line of defense against a lot of people–it shuts people up. Yeah I’m fat, but… (but I exercise four days a week, but I’m a vegan, but I never eat fast food, but I take a dance class, but but…

What if the real answer is: yeah, I’m fat. And so what?”

“The Stereotypical Lazy Fat Person”

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When Sunil’s parents arranged for her marriage at age 11, she threatened to report them to police in Rajasthan, India. They relented, and Sunil, now 13, stayed in school. “Studying will give her an edge against others,” her mother now says.

– Too Young To Wed

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Lots of love,

weesha

 

Comments

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  • Oh well we cannot change society . I kinda always give it back with

    "I can get thin if I want to, but you are ugly "

    Shuts people up usually.

  • Houda

    LOVE! 

  • Overweight In Sunny SoCal

    Our measure is much much more. It's appalling and a shame that someone else would make us believe otherwise.

    Thanks for sharing all the pictures AND the Amy Poehler channel 🙂 I just subscribed. Ruby is so adorable and unstoppable. Yay to all the girls 'round the world 

  • So much inspiration! Especially "The Stereotypical Lazy Fat Person" quote. Hits a little too close to home, know what I mean?  I think you will like my post tomorrow!

  • Wow – thanks for all these links – so much inspiration! 

  • Such a brilliant post, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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  • lovelovefashion

    love it! created a great discussion with my daughters –  very happy with their opinions, we have lots of chats about body image, equality and why its important they don't listen to someone who tells them how to look or behave because they are a girl – amy poehlers 'smart girl' project i am definately subscribing to – great post, you are helping to shape our next generation of strong girls x

  • Shayne

    Great post, Weesha 🙂