I really did like this article a lot because it is true that a woman’s worth is not dependent upon her availability to men. She is and should be considered a whole person, no matter what.
While I was East Coasting it recently, the 10-year-old daughter of one of my friends dashed through the door of my hotel room and flipped herself onto the bed. “Where have you BEEN?”
Everywhere. The answer was everywhere. But seeing as I don’t live anywhere near her, it was a peculiar question. I ran my fingers through the hair she’d split over the comforter. “In space, darling,” I sang.
“No really!” she insisted, pushing against me to sit up. “You never visit.”
“I’m visiting now.”
“No, only because you have work to do, so you’re not really visiting,” she added, “and you never pick up the phone—”
At this I blushed a little. Guilty as charged.
“I wish I could travel places. I wish I could visit my friends everywhere. And wear perfume. And lipstick. And bring presents,”—she hugged the gift I’d given her—“and have roses in my room…
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