Day 4 of #whyweneedfeminismin2021
Kindergarten taught me what good meant, so over time when someone asked me if I was a good girl, I took the term for granted and accepted the adjective. I was a good girl. Meaning, I thought good meant loyal, kind, helping, compassionate, humble. Someone who would stick to their values and morals. I was a good girl.
But, over time I realised the term good changes from person to person and means different for each of them. But most of all, the term good girl applies to only those girls who are compliant, flexible in any way people please them to be, and most of all adjusting. A good girl is someone who will say yes to everything, and keep everyone else before themselves. I realised I am not a good girl. I understand how important my loved ones are, and how far I can go for them, but there is always a boundary and there is always one person who is important too. That person is me.
I am not a good girl.
#qotd Have you ever been termed a good girl for any different reason? Or has your sister, daughter, wife, friend ever been termed so? Or good comes only when you are compliant? Think.