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What a Girl Hears When You Tell Her She’s ‘Pretty’

Tell your girls they’re smart, and handy, and that they can do anything they put their minds to 🙂

June 25, 2014 - Posted by | Women's Issues


  1. What a great commercial! This is a real hot button for my girls–not that we did it to them, but that other people do it to girls. I always knew when my girls broke something because I would catch them running with a screw driver–because Mom could fix anything with a screw driver!

    Comment by momcatwa | June 25, 2014 | Reply

    • LOL! I think you can fix just about anything! I would run to you if I broke something, too!

      Comment by intlxpatr | June 26, 2014 | Reply

  2. Are you familiar with Katie Makkai’s poem “Pretty”? Mindblowing.

    Comment by rustypants | June 28, 2014 | Reply

    • Wow. Wow. Now, I hadn’t. Mind blowing, indeed. Her rage is way farther out on the spectrum than mine; I was pretty and always knew what a false friend “pretty” was. I have two nieces and a daughter-in-law who blow my minds with what women can be – amazing individuals, intelligent, hard-working, good mothers . . . and kind.

      Comment by intlxpatr | June 28, 2014 | Reply

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