i always notice how so many people make fun of girls putting up selfies with "meaningful" quotes. i cant speak for others, but i think i used to do it because i thought if i didn't, people would think i'm vain and a bit of bimbo. its a constant battle - to prove that as a girl, you have a brain that works too. why do we say "beauty with brains?" as if its such a rare occurrence in the universe?
people say this to me as a compliment sometimes - "oh you're actually smart." and im like "wow - why did you even think i wasn't in the first place?" because i look a certain way?
because i take selfies?
because im a girl?
because i wear make up?
let's not pretend like mascara glues your eyes shut so you can't read a book.
im not going to try to prove i have substance + intelligence when i post a selfie anymore.
im not going to cater to your stereotypes of what you think smart girls look and sound like.
girls aren't binary; smart or dumb, fat or thin, cool or intense.
we're much more complex than that - and if you can't see that, quite frankly, i haven't got the time to explain it.