I posted last September about the amazing speech Emma Watson gave at the UN to launch the equality campaign HeforShe.
I hope people continue to talk about it, and that more men come to realize how liberating, for them, equality can be.
In the meantime, I want to share this–in case any of my gentle readers had missed it.
Thank you, Emma Watson.
Ane, become an engineer.
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A personal anecdote.
A few years ago my daughter declared she wanted to be a trauma surgeon. She was fourteen at the time, and quite the fan of ER, and was completely taken with the idea of saving people’s lives.
Her father told her, in so many words, that she was pretty enough not to have to worry about trying to do anything so difficult.¹
To be fair, her grades nothing to write home about, and she is pretty.
He could not have said anything better designed to light a fire under her.
This May, she is graduating from FSU with a double major and heading off to medical school in the Fall.
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¹ This is but one of the many reasons we were long divorced at that point.