A friend linked me to a great article recently, and it really got my wheels spinnin'. We've all heard about the controversy surrounding some popular graphic tees for young girls: slogans such as "I'm pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me" make it seem like we're taking a few hundred steps back. Shirts such as "Skool Sucks" are being marketed toward girls as young as elementary school. Is this really the message we need to be sending, especially at such a young age? Because honestly I don't think that we're ready to deal with the repercussions that come from these "statement" shirts.
Let's be honest. You're never too pretty to do math, and if you let yourself think that you are, you're only going to be hit with the truthful realization the hard way. Good looks or just being a female will not get you out of everything. So don't set yourself up to be disappointed.
However, you could be spending your time making yourself be someone who you can fall back on. Who's going to take care of you besides yourself? You need to be able to rely on you, and you need to be all that you can be so that you can provide yourself with the life you want and need. I hate to break it to you honey, but your brother isn't always going to be around to solve those equations for you. You need to do this on your own.
People may say that I'm taking all of this too seriously, and maybe I am. However, I would much rather be thought of as independent than dependent, or confident rather than stuck-up. I realize that if I need something I need to work for it myself: not only because I can predict the outcome but because you get a feeling of self-worth. Being all that you can be provides the best feeling in the world. Nothing can top that.