“To become a woman, especially a woman of color, in our culture is cognitively dissonant, and girls respond differently to that experience. Girls, like boys, feel fully human, but culture tells them that they are not. Even the most privileged girls, those that can afford doctors, psychologists, good schools excellent teams, etc. etc. get this message. Sometimes they rebel, sometimes they compartmentalize, sometimes they agitate for change, sometimes they bury their heads in the sand, sometimes they conform, sometimes they get angry. Sometimes their anger is pathologized instead of given free expression because we’d rather call it anything but anger. When girls get older and are, as women, also inclined to be unhappier then men, feminism’s threats to the traditional male head of household apparently do them in. If we just shame them early, maybe they’d grow up to be happier women. In any case, we need to fix them, right? If we fix them they will get better.
(Source: The Huffington Post)