So what can we do, dear daughter? When you get a little older, I will be honest with you and tell you — fuck ’em. You will not change their mind by arguing, by telling them they are wrong. You change their mind by showing them how being a girl is awesome. You show them by not hiding, by not being demure.
You show them by being more than your looks, even if that’s all people comment on. You show them by your independence. You show them by being more than they expect to see. You show them by not taking their shit.
Definitely saving this one to read through every year as my daughter grows up.