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Personal Narrative: My Objectification Of Women

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“You would be prettier if you wore makeup,” adults that barely know me say. “Of course you want children,” they inform me. They ask “Why don't you have a boyfriend?” As a female I have become accustomed to this objectification of my body and life choices. In the eyes of my community and my country, a woman’s value is directly linked to what she has to offer a man so my unwillingness to change myself to attract male attention makes me a poor excuse of a woman. I have to constantly hear my male peers mock girls who wish to pursue a career in a male dominant field, claiming women just aren't capable of the same thing as men. Women across the United States, including myself, are raised to feel inferior to men, taught we are incapable of doing
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