Pipher - Greta Streed Reading Response7: Mary Pipher and...

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Greta Streed Reading Response7: Mary Pipher and Kindlon, Thompson The first reading by Pipher actually made me really sad. The way she wrote about girls losing themselves was truly heartbreaking and made me think about all the wonderful girls I knew when I was younger who are so different and jaded now. She started by writing about a girl who was “called a tomboy and chided for not acting more ladylike”. I can relate to that because my mom couldn’t have been more thrilled to have a girl (for some reason everyone thought I was going to be a boy) and couldn’t have been more shocked to find out that I hated dresses. When I was four I demanded that I be batman for Halloween, specifically because all the boys in my class told me girls weren’t allowed to be batman. To this day I refuse to wear dresses and skirts unless I absolutely have to, high heels don’t exist in my wardrobe but tennis shoes are a must. It’s upsetting that just because girls want to wear converse and jeans they don’t fit the proper mold society has made for them. I thought it was interesting that “androgynous adults are the most well adjusted” and that
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