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How to Say “NO” to Figures of Authority

Girls that grew up in conservative patriarchal societies will be told by their parents, teachers, community leaders, and so on, to “be a good girl, and obey.” Children will carry this way of thinking until adulthood, unless they have very special parents who raise them to think critically and question authority.

Be a good girl, and obey.

The problem arises when figures of authority abuse their power and ask you to do something which you really do not want to do. When this happens, how do you say “NO” to these figures of authority? How do you disobey “orders” when you have been conditioned to blindly obey them your whole life?

Watch this video tutorial, and I hope this is helpful if you often deal with these situations in your daily life.

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