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Yes, Men Are Strong, But That Doesn’t Mean Women Are Weak

I was 26 years old before I confronted my internalized powerlessness.

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The first time I went hiking with my future husband — in the Hoh Rainforest on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula — I found myself totally out of my element. It was gorgeously green and gray out there, but I felt awkward in my borrowed raincoat and…

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Darcy Reeder

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Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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