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Things women hear in a lifetime -video

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thatstoast Thu 10-Dec-15 22:21:21

Just found this on youtube. Starts with a little girl saying "don't be bossy" and ends with an older woman saying "you must have been beautiful when you were younger.

I welled up a bit, must be the time of the month...

IndominusRex Fri 11-Dec-15 13:57:23

I loved this.

TheCarpenter Fri 11-Dec-15 14:37:15

This made me both happy and sad.

Happy to see it shared on FB by people I wouldn't think would bother, and to think we might as a society be thinking about what we say to women and why.

But, it'll take a long time to undo and my lovely daughter will no doubt hear many of these. It made me think of what was said to me, and the thought of her having to deal with the same <sigh>. I have sons also, and I know the patriarchy has a negative effect on them too, and I've always tried to parent in a way that would negate some of it. But having a daughter, she's going to have to face so much.

Sorry for tangent, the video did get to me a bit.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 11-Dec-15 16:23:46

I do think it would be good to have a male version as well. Not because of the menz but because it is worth showing the negative effects on everyone.

"Man up"
"You throw like a girl"

All that kind of thing.

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