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Nice Girls vs. Kind Women

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Woolgathering & Wildcrafting

This post is a bit of a departure from my normal blog material (namely— nature, plants, poetry, ecology and metaphor), but with the coming march on Washington this weekend, and the potency of so many women standing in their power across the county— proclaiming, in hard set voices and many-faceted hearts, that we will not stand by and see any section of the population belittled — has me thinking of the old ways that are ready to die. The tired ways of seeing that are about to expire. It has set me thinking, most particularly, about a concept in our culture that is utterly, and completely, worn out.

The nice girl.

You know what I mean. You might even be one yourself.

>> Nice Girls <<

At some point growing up I internalized the idea of needing to be a “nice girl.” It was never something my parents proffered, it…

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One thought on “Nice Girls vs. Kind Women

  1. Sami, I totally resonate with this. I was brought up to be nice and thought I’d leave it behind when I came to America. But when I read the bit about having relationships just so as not to hurt guy’s feelings, it was so true for me! In fact I had two marriages partly based on that!

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