Fearless She Wrote
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Fearless She Wrote

Why Do Men Tell Me to Smile? My Face Is Not Their Concern.

The sexist connotations behind a simple imploration.

If you’re female, I’m willing to bet this has happened to you. A man has told you to smile. Maybe a family friend, or a rarely-seen uncle. Maybe a colleague. Maybe a date. Maybe a complete stranger. Often it’s accompanied by a not-funny joke. “Smile. It might never happen.”…



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Karen Banes

Freelance writer & indie author sharing thoughts on life, society, creativity, and productivity. https://karenbanes.com