#GAReads | Meet the 'Difficult' Women Who Wrote Their Own Rules

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photo credit: Jeekc [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)

"Meet the 'Difficult' Women Who Wrote Their Own Rules":

Women who are strong, passionate and determined don’t walk around saying, “Oh, look, I’m difficult.” They just believe they’re living their lives. It’s a word slapped on them by other people. If you don’t care too much what people think, you risk being called a difficult woman because you’re not staying in your lane or doing what is expected of you. For the most part, any time a woman doesn’t do that she can be called difficult. When a woman inconveniences somebody she can be called difficult. A woman who believes her own needs, goals, and desires are at least as important as everyone around her risks being called difficult. One of the first reviewers said, “That’s a pretty low bar.” I said, “Thank you for making my point for me.” Because it actually doesn’t take much to be considered a difficult woman. That’s why there are so many of us.

Read Simon Worrall's full article at National Geographic here…