Sunday Links: The Power of Girls
And other links for your weekend
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When I tell people I have a 12-year-old who identifies as a girl, people love to say.
“Girls are so hard. It’s such a hard age.”
“Just wait, it gets worse.”
“Teen girls are so hard.”
Which, no, this actually isn’t a hard age.
She’s not pooping on the floor. I can actually sleep at night.
I understand that the stakes seem higher than when she was an infant. That the issues are no longer whether I should let her watch TV shows about princesses. The issues are now about how to handle the homophobic statements her friends make.