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FOR EVERY GIRL WHO IS TIRED OF ACTING WEAK WHEN SHE IS STRONG

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For every girl who is tired of acting weak when she is strong, there is a boy tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable.
For every boy who is burdened with the the constant expectation of knowing everything, there is a girl tired of people not trusting her intelligence.
For every girl who is tired of being called over-sensitive, there is a boy who fears to be gentle, to weep.
For every boy who thinks competition is the only way to prove his masculinity, there is a girl who is called unfeminine when she competes.
For every girl who throws out her E-Z Bake Oven, there is a boy who wishes to find one.
For every boy struggling not let advertising dictate his desires, there is a girl facing the ad industry’s attacks on her self esteem.

For every girl who takes a step toward her liberation, there is a man who finds the way to freedom a little easier.

 

Adapted from a poem by Nancy R. Smith. CrimethInc. Gender Subversion Kit #69-B. Copies of this poster are available individually and in bulk quantities from CrimethInc. Genders Anonymous / PO Box 1963 / Olympia WA 98507 or if waiting ain’t your thing, go to http://www.crimethinc.com

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I saw this poster in an elementary school library today and thought it was so right on! that I felt I had to share it with you right away.

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Poem attributed to Nancy R. Smith. This site claims to contain the original 1973 version, called For Every Woman

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Poster 1 > PDF

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Gender and Disaster Network | “For Every Woman” by Nancy R. Smith

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