Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl

"I then want you to imagine that this girl cell is compassion, and it's empathy, and it's passion itself and it's vulnerability and it's open and it's intensity and it's association and it's relationship and it's intuitive..."

"'...And then let's think how compassion informs wisdom and that vulnerability is out greatest strength and that emotions have inherit logic which leads to radical appropriate saving actions. And then let's remember that we've been taught the exact opposite by the powers that be that compassion clouds your thinking and it gets in your way, that vulnerability is weakness, and that emotions are not to be trusted, and you're not suppose to take things personally...."

"... I think the whole world is essentially brought up not to be a girl. How do we bring up boys? What does it mean to be a boy? To be a boy really means to not be a girl. To be a man means to not be a girl. To be a woman means not to be a girl. To be strong means not to be a girl. To be a leader means not to be a girl. I actually think that being a girl is so powerful that's we've had to train everyone not to be that..."

"...And the irony of course is that denying girls, suppressing girls, suppressing emotions, refusing feelings, has led us here, where we have come to live in a world where the most extreme form of violence, the most horrific poverty, genocide, mass rape, the destruction of the earth is completely out of control and because we have suppressed our girl selves and suppressed our irl-ship we do not feel what is going on so we are not being charged with the adequate response to what is happening.."

"...I remember for example when my father, who was very very violent used to beat me. And he would actually say when he was beating me, '"don't you cry, don't you dare cry," because my cryings somehow exposed his brutality to him and even in the moment didn't want to be reminded of what he was doing..."

"I know that we have systematically annihilated the girl cell and I wanna say that we've annihilated in men as well as in women and i think in some ways, we've been much harsher to men in the annihilation of their girl cell..."

"...bullets are actually hardened tears that when we don't allow men to have their girl self and have their vulnerability and have their compassion and have their hearts that they become hardened, and hurtful, and violent. And I think we've taught men to be secure when they're insecure, to pretend that they know things when they don't know things, or why would we be where we are, to pretend that they're not a mess a mess..."

"...we are so accustomed to robbing girls the subject of being the subjects of their lives that now we've actually objectify them and turn them into commodities..."

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