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Your children are listening

Your children are listening. Think about how you describe the young women in your family. Do you celebrate them for being funny and smart or for being pretty and compliant?

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

Your children are watching. Dads, buy your daughter pads and tampons, make her hot water bottles, wash her bras. Show her that her body isn’t something to be ashamed of.

Your children are listening - TopicsWithPassion.blogExamine how domestic labour is divided in your home. Who does the cleaning, the childcare, the organizing, the meal budgeting? Learn how to do domestic tasks to a high standard. “I’d only do it wrong” is a bullshit excuse.

Raising a feminist daughter means she’s going to disagree with you. And probably be right. Feel proud, not threatened.

Also, teach your sons to listen to girls, give them space, believe them, and elevate them.

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