As we grow and earn, we remember all the problematic things we used to say/do before we realized how wrong we were. Although I identified as a woman, I tried so hard to distance myself from being “one of the girls”. I used to say things like, “All my friends are boys because girls are just so… (mean, catty, shallow, dramatic, sensitive, complicated, two-faced, etc.)”
Wow. I was so wrong, and I had no idea. When you’re young, there’s a temptation to project this idea that you’re “not like other girls”. Really, you should be saying, “I am not the type of girl that society tries to portray girls to be”, rather than taking it out on stereotyped and jilted women. Girls are awesome, and we’re stronger when we look out for one another.