I was probably ten years old when my mother’s voice echoed through the house saying, “Close your legs!” She casually said this like it was a simple truth that needed to be heard. I then learned that ladies do not sit with their legs spread wide apart.

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It took me years to realize that boys were not held to the same standards as girls.

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And yet, even after so many years, I still can’t imagine myself sitting in public, legs apart, no matter how outrageous and stupid I think this attitude towards girls and women may be.

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