#RedefineNormalToday – Always A Woman

Listen up, society: I look and feel like a woman even when my lips aren’t curved into a smile.

Recommended Reading:

The Sexism of Telling Women to Smile: Your Stories

Why you shouldn’t tell a woman to smile

Seriously, Why Are Women Expected to Smile All the Time?

It’s Important For Men to Understand That They Need To Stop Telling Women to Smile

This blog post is a part of The Normal Project.

6 thoughts on “#RedefineNormalToday – Always A Woman

  1. colinandray says:

    All coins have two sides. If I meet a female friend who is clearly down for a reason (no smile), then I will often suggest that she smiles. Not only does it have therapeutic value, but it can also open the door to conversation and perhaps valued alternative perspectives on the issue. I would do the same for a male friend.

    Of course I would not treat a total stranger (male or female) in the same manner.

    • Mahevash says:

      People I barely know have told me to smile more often. Apparently, girls should always be happy no matter what. What I want to know is – who are they to define what’s feminine or masculine? Ugh.

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