If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.

But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.

(Source: thornsandwillows, via notsorighteousmuslim)

"   The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.   "
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The danger of a single story (via ted)

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