And, that contempt follows society’s views. Women should be a certain way, but that is less than men’s way, less than the go-getting, active, energetic male: it is supportive, decorative. Women should not be like men, not assertive (bossy) or leaders (aggressive). And I should not be like women should be, anyway.
Clare has held herself "in contempt" for a long time now. To understand this, you really need to read many, many of her well written blog posts. She's starting to accept herself now, and that is good, for she is a lovely woman. Self-Love III is the third post in a series, from Clare.
You can also read Self-Love II and Self-Love I, from Clare.
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