I really wanted to write about this topic because as females, in a mostly patriarchal world, we will be affected by sexism - directly or indirectly. And when you do notice it, it can be so subtle that someone could easily make you feel like you’re overreacting or making things up.
[ PATRIARCHY - a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it. ]
Sexism is why the gender pay gap exists and why, currently, is 6.5%. Meaning on average, men earn 6.9% more than women in the UK.
Sexism is why you can be 28 and a grown man would still, naturally, refer to you as a girl instead of a woman.
Sexism is why “boys will be boys” make sense but “girls will be girls” doesn’t even sound right...?
Sexism is why the girls who follow the rules in the classroom tend to receive less attention and guidance than the disruptive boys.
Sexism is why girls “mature faster” because we’re expected to.
But I want you to promise yourself that you won’t allow sexism to stop you from being who you want to be and achieving your goals and desires.
For everyone of those examples above, there are girls and women breaking every single of those ceilings and continuously doing so. You included.