This year has been a roller coaster. I would say that I started 2016 just like every other year of my life. I was a devout conservative, member of the Republican party, and I scoffed at the term feminism. So many things have happened since that time. Come 2017, I am chubbier, I have had at least 20 hair colors since then, and I turned 30.
I won’t go into nitty gritty details on why my opinions on feminism changed so drastically, but I can’t believe that I am one.
Once upon a time, a girl believed she was the princess of the her employers world. She genuinely believed that she would get everything in return for the effort she put in. That isn’t’ how things happen in the real world. I imagine it feels like you bought a Coach purse and got it home and realized it said Goach. You realize that the real world is a jungle and even your closest allies can be poisonous. You don’t realize why people don’t realize that you are killing yourself to be the best, but someone else who just barely gets by is the one who gets recognized.
This same story happens every day to hundreds of women. No one is unique and before you think it is me, it isn’t. Maybe this is why so many women have problems:
Data in this blog is from Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
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