Emotional Childhood

I realized 15 years ago when I was in a college class, Women and the Law, that there were different expectations on women than the men. For instance, I remember being in 7th grade and the science teacher telling me, “you have beautiful handwriting” so I wrote the findings on the science experiment while the boys (in my group – not sure if that was in every group) did the hands-on experiment.

In my college class when the professor asked us to raise our hand if we’d ever heard as a girl or women, “you have beautiful handwriting” I was so sad. I liked science but bought into the belief or manual of the school that girls do this and boys do that.

I’ve realized that it was a belief that was passed down to my mother and mother-in-law. They both had careers, one an elementary teacher the other a professor who taught typing and shorthand at the university.

It’s nice to see how things have changed so much for girls/women. I love Brooke ask’s them, “how much money do you want to make?” I’m so happy girls and women have so many more options than I did but I feel mad at times that I was cheated out of even thinking of possibilities I might have achieved. I’m grateful for the LCS.