The No means yes stereotype, seriously?
Day 22. A Friday. An irksome story.
If I was ever granted a super power I would always ask for the same thing every time– the power to have my no heard.
Seems like I’m not the only one who thinks its vital to do away with this stereotype –
In 1813, Jane Austen let Elizabeth Bennet make this speech when her no wasn’t heard
“I do assure you that I am not one of those young ladies (if such young ladies there are) who are so daring as to risk their happiness on the chance of being asked a second time. I am perfectly serious in my refusal.”
In 1869 Louisa May Alcott’s Jo got this response from Laurie (a guy who actually loved and respected her) with her when she said No!
“I know you did, but the girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say no when they mean yes, and drive a man out of his wits just for the fun of it”
It’s been two hundred years since these powerful women wrote these powerful women, the no’s though still remain quite powerless.