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Dear future women of America:

Yeah, I’m talking to you girls. Okay, you don’t read my blog- your moms and dads do. But still, I have a message:

There’s things in this world I hold quite dear to me. Like the health of my family, polar bears, harp seals, National parks, the air I breathe, non GMO food…

So what I want from you is to go to school, go to college, cure cancer, keep the planet liveable, protect endangered species, invent smart cars, find a female viagra… okay, so that’s not that important. But anyway, my point is DO SOMETHING!

I know it’s fun to be pretty, it’s fun to hang out with boys and party. I like watching people sing on YouTube. I like movies and reality TV like the next crazed housewife. BUT- we don’t need anymore reality television stars. We don’t need any more pouty, trouty faced girls in midriff tops posing on their iPhone in their bathroom.

There’s a lot of wonderfully attractive famous women out there- Diane Sawyer, Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Oprah, – okay they are all in the media. Hmm, I promise you- there are really pretty women out there that are famous and making a difference in this world.

But you don’t need to be pretty to make a difference. I guess that is my point. History is full of unattractive women who have made the difference in our lives for the better. Who have paved the way for incredible things that I would like to think, no man could ever accomplish.

A Gallery Of Unattractive Women Who Have Made History:

Examples of really pretty women that you probably don’t want to grow up to be like:

My name is Alexis Stodden and I am 16 and married a gross old guy and I make trouty mouth faces for my pictures.

I’m Heidi Montage and I spent $50,000 on plastic surgery that I now regret, to further my career and no one remembers who I am anyway.

Snookie. I wrote a book but nobody takes me seriously.

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Comments

  1. I love this post! I am always telling my daughters this. It isn’t what you look like in life, it is what you do in life that matters. I never regret not being the most popular girl in high school. I remember being friends with everyone, and knowing that something better would be waiting for me after high school. And college. And it was. My husband and I have a wonderful life, very fortunate, and very comfortable. And I look back at some of those “popular girls” and see that they are still living in the same town with no where to go.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by and I appreciate your comment. And you are right about ‘popular girls’. Life isn’t always so sweet after high school for them.

  2. amen. and Eleanore Roosevelt too – and thousands more. continue…

  3. Snookie is three bricks short of a ton.

  4. I have a quote taped to my monitor: “In bathrooms, boardrooms, buses, bagel shops, and everywhere else, we all need to imagine a little girl following us around, repeating everything we say and everything we do. Think about all the things you want for yourself and your daughters, granddaughters, and girls everywhere–and teach them by living it yourself.”

    Can’t say I live up to this all the time (not even close), but it does remind me to treat myself with respect and accept nothing less from others. I hope it rubs off on my little ones.

  5. Wonderful post. I love that you thought about Samantha Brick and re-posted this. I have 3 daughters and I love your advice “DO SOMETHING!” (no posing with an iPhone in your bathroom mirror!!).