The second part of this series explores what it means to be a good girl.
Topics covered include: How to be brave; what to wear; how to look and feel; and how to talk to girls.
Read more from The National Review: What to Do If You’re a Girl article “There’s an incredible difference between being a boy or a girl,” she said.
“They’re different in that they don’t have the same values.
We need to learn to see them for what they are: people.”
For years, she said, her mother taught her to be self-reliant and not to be afraid of the outside world.
She didn’t want her to become too “fearful.”
But after her mother died, she realized that she had to “give up everything” in order to be independent.
“You have to be willing to let go,” she explained.
“There are no shortcuts.”
What to Wear For a girl, she advised, you should wear clothing that allows you to breathe.
If you are a girl who likes to dress up, wear an outfit with a neckline that’s “too short” or a “femme” shirt.
And if you’re a girl with short legs, choose a dress that’s longer.
“Don’t be afraid to be yourself,” she advised.
For a boy, she suggested wearing pants that don’t stretch too much.
For girls, she suggests wearing shorts and tights that fit well.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a skirt,” she added.
If your mother was a “good” woman, she noted, she’d teach you to be the same way.
“She wanted you to dress and act like a lady, but you also have to look your best,” she continued.
“A girl can be pretty, but not in the way that a man can be.”
How to Speak to Girls How to talk with girls?
It all starts with understanding the difference between men and women, Ms. Thompson said.
For women, it starts with asking a question.
For men, it begins with a response.
When she asked a question to a group of friends, Ms, Thompson said, “I was like, ‘What is it?
Ms. Thomas, too, was confused. “
But she was also “very, very confused.
How do you want to be heard?’ “
The way I was asking questions was, ‘How do you feel about my voice?
” She said she told the men, “You need to stop listening to this woman who’s telling you what to do, because it’s not going to work. “
When she responded, Ms Thompson recalled, “the guy was like ‘What?’
” She said she told the men, “You need to stop listening to this woman who’s telling you what to do, because it’s not going to work.
You can’t listen to her because she’s a woman.
“But, Ms Thomas said, the group was receptive and agreed to help.
“It was like they knew what I meant.” “
I mean, they didn’t even understand it,” she recalled.
“It was like they knew what I meant.”
In the end, Ms Thomases said, it was the boys who decided what was “right” for them.
“We just need to be aware that it’s a whole other conversation to be having with these girls, and we need to listen to them,” she stressed.
“If you’re not listening to them, you’re just kind of being passive.”
She recommended that “every boy and every girl” learn to “get it,” which is to listen.
“To be a really good listener, you have to listen, and then you just kind the other way.”
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