Muslim Girl in America

I'm an American girl, born and raised, and a Muslim.

How much space should I occupy?

on December 10, 2013

I recently saw this video on Upworthy. The woman in the video, Lily, does a fantastic job of explaining, through slam poetry, how women view themselves and how they were raised fits into this view. My favorite part, though, is where she talks about the difference between men and women and how they are raised; how boys are raised to express themselves while girls are raised to repress themselves. It really makes me think (as a woman) that I have been conditioned to think about how much space I should occupy.

Great video. Please watch and leave your comments below.

http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-student-totally-nail-something-about-women-that-ive-been-trying-to-articulate-for-37-years-6

 

 

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