At the age of 5,
They asked me not to play Hide and seek with the boys of my society,
You little one, you are teaching them that you can be wild and bold.
At the age of 10,
They asked me not to laugh till my stomach hurts and I tumble on the floor,
You little girl, you are teaching them the way to your innocent heart.
At the age of 15,
They asked me not to stand up for myself when someone disrespects me
You whiny teenager, you are teaching them that you have a voice too, you will shoo them away!
At the age of 20,
They asked me not to wear clothes that are “too revealing” or “too inviting”
You’re an adult now ~ stop attracting them like a stupid little girl!
At the age of 25,
They asked me not to be an independent bold woman, capable of taking her own decisions.
You’re finally of a marriagable age, do NOT let that guy slip off of your hands.
At the age of 50,
They made me feel utterly guilty for falling in love with a man, after staying a widow for 10 years..
You foolish old woman, what about your children and the society?!
~ On how to be a Girl..