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Diary Doll – Letting Girls Enjoy Being Girls

Being a girl is hard. No matter how much we refuse to subscribe to, acknowledge or admit it, we are born in a world where girls are told, from the word go, that there are certain standards they need to meet. We need to be good and kind, we are told, as soon as we can walk and talk; this is, at the end of the day, the ultimate description of what a girl should be . We need to do well in school. We need to help our siblings and share our parents with them without any resentment or hard feelings. We need to be well-mannered but also street-wise. We need to learn how to cook and run a household. We need to aim to get a good job and bring at least the same amount of money in the house, as our other half does. We need to be able to bear children, look immaculate, never complain, stay slim, keep a job, all at the same time. These messages bombard us from everywhere, …