All of my life, I’ve heard that I can be intimidating. This strikes me as funny because if you get to know me personally, you’ll see that I’m just as goofy, prone to make mistakes, doubtful and uncertain as the next girl.
Are you tired of being mansplained to?
Yeah me too.
As much as I want to include men in the conversation (I really do!), sometimes I get downright mad when they get on a soapbox and act like I don’t know something I, in fact, know all too well. It's patronizing and condescending, and I have little patience for it.
I'm inspired that so many women have come out this year saying "me, too" to sexual harassment in the workplace.
As sad as it all is to hear, I think the Me, Too movement has been a massive step in the right direction. It's been a great thing to see women speaking truth to power on a widespread, public scale and the harassers fired for their misdeeds. And I think it's wonderful that Time Magazine put some of these bold truth-tellers on the front cover.
Today I'm grateful.
I'm grateful that feminism is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017. Education is key!