LIKE A GIRL

“You…like a girl.”
This phrase has always frustrated me. 
What does it mean to be a girl?
As an Indian girl, this question has always been brought up in conversation when surrounded by other Indians. 
I grew up thinking that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. She should only speak when spoken to. She will never achieve great things if in competition with a man. God forbid, she should never speak up for what she believes in. 
Watching my mother break all these stereotypes has taught me that being a woman is more than what the Indian tradition and culture teaches its children.In a land where women are treated like dirt, where rape is seen as something which is “sometimes right and sometimes wrong”; it is important for females to break these stereotypes and take control of their own future. It’s the only way that sexism will be driven out of society and women are treated with respect.
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