My group and I had an engaging discussion about the "Supergirl Syndrome" article we read as our last reading assignment. Basically, the article focuses how the idea of always being perfect on everything is affecting women in society. I know for a fact that I've felt the pressure of being the Supergirl. I feel like a lot of the boys at my school expect and sometimes demand the "it" girl, which sets out standards for normal girls, including me. Sometimes it makes me want to compromise with my real abilities and strive to achieve more than I probably can. The idea of perfectionism questions if it's ever possible to grow up without making mistakes. I'd say that it's impossible to grow up without making mistakes. Nobody is perfect, how cliche right? But it's true. Making mistakes is a way of learning. If you really think about it, sometimes mistakes are what lead us to where we are now. The same concept though, can be intimidating for women who want to take the role of a leader. I feel like they're so pressured to be perfect that they don't want to disappoint society and end up not even trying for the position because of this feat. Striving for perfection can both help, but hurt at the same time. Wanting to achieve perfection sets high standards for people, which can also be a motivation to keep moving forward. However, if a person consistently wants nothing but perfection, they'll just end up hurting themselves when they don't live up to their expectations. I feel that a balance of both can be a good thing for anybody.
|My favorite part of the self defense class!|
I would have never taught I would be taking a self defense class in Brown University, but after taking it, I feel that every woman should at least consider taking one. It is important to know not only basic physical defense skills but also practice the self defense mentality of always analyzing or having quick reaction time. There is no telling of what can happen nowadays!
We also had our very last Community Time earlier. The only difference is that tonight's CT was with our floor mates and RA. Elsa, the second floor RA, began the evening activity by handing us little envelopes where we are to put our keys in when we turn them in during check out. Most of the girls on my floor were already feeling sad that the program is ending. I won't lie, I was getting a little teary at the thought of actually leaving some of the best people I've met behind. We then moved on with a closing activity/game.
I can't believe that tomorrow is Friday, which means that my journey as a Brownie is almost over... or is it?