I know that I am one of the few women in America who is actually really good at my job, and I know I am still a great deal better than most of the girls who are not good at their jobs.
I know this because I’ve been told by my male peers that I’m one of them.
I am not.
And the way I’m judged, and the way girls are judged, is based on how I dress, how I act, and how much money I have.
This is true not only for me, but for my entire family and friends.
I don’t care if I’m an average or supermodel or whatever; it’s not my job.
But this isn’t just about me; it is about everyone who’s ever had to work for a living.
It is about me as a woman.
The girls who dress badly, act badly, or don’t take their makeup off are seen as the worst.
The ones who act well and get compliments are seen to be the most attractive, or the best.
I’ve seen girls who wear makeup on a daily basis, and if I didn’t have a job I’d still be in it.
This isn’t about me.
It’s about the people who think they’re going to make it in the world.
I was told by a girl who was going to go to the same school as me that she would have to shave her legs and wear makeup for all of her classes.
It was a joke.
The same girl who had a huge crush on me, who I liked, who was always so funny and so warm, who always had such a great smile on her face.
I wasn’t even joking when I said, “You’re just a little girl with a crush on a man.”
But now that I’ve met that girl, I’ve had to live with it for the rest of my life.
It wasn’t a joke, but I can’t imagine how hard it must be for other girls to feel the same way.
What is this world really about?
Why do we need to be judged so harshly?
It’s time for a revolution.
It might be hard to believe, but this country is actually far more broken than you think.
And I want to change it.
I want everyone to be able to grow up knowing that girls can be successful, and that women are human beings too.
But to do that, we have to start by thinking differently.
I love my job as a writer.
I have so much to share with the world, and this is what I want people to see.
But I also want my daughters to be happy, too.
If girls can succeed in this country, then so can I.