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this is from a real diary by a 13-year-old girl in 1870. teenage girls are awesome and they’ve always been that way.

This is from a real diary by M. Carey Thomas, who was incredible her ENTIRE life, too. Girls, don’t do science or you’ll end up a lesbian suffragette president of Bryn Mawr.

 The first diary in Thomas’s hand (no. 6), a small volume with a handful of entries, begins with the endearing resolution: “I am going to be more gentel to the boys this year; I have asked Heavenly father to help me.”

Also, from when she was fourteen:

"How unjust - how narrow-minded - how utterly incomprehensible to deny that women ought to be educated and worse than all to deny that they have equal powers of mind. If I ever live and grow up my one aim and consentrated purpose shall be and is to show that a woman can learn can reason can compete with men in the grand fields of literature and science and conjecture that opens before the 19 century…"

quipxotic the answer to your question about the source. I’m guessing this may be from a collection of her early journals, The Making of a Feminist, but I can’t confirm. Nope, those images are from Real American Girls Tell Their Own Stories.

(Source: eudaemaniacal, via achrestomathy)