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In Women's Self-Defense class they tell you to yell, "NO!" when fending off an attacker. At first it's difficult to let that loud noise out. It's uncomfortable and the opposite of the "good girl" self.
What we are taught as girls undermines our strength. When I was teenager I was told I couldn't be alone because I wasn't strong enough to defend myself if someone were to harass me.
Good girls are taught to be self-effacing, to be afraid and not taught to be strong.
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