Today is #DayOfTheGirl

Is there anything more breathtaking than schoolgirls telling patriarchy to get fucked? #IranProtests2022 #MahsaAmini
You think those girls flipping their theocrats off in the schoolroom in Iran will leave their rage behind in that room when they go home? #IranProtests #MahsaAmini #IranRevolution2022 #DayOfTheGirl…
You think those girls who chased away an education director from their school grounds will pack up their audacity into their satchels after school is out?

You think those schoolgirls chanting “Death to the dictator” do not go home and see the dictator there as well?
Polite and well-behaved girls do not terrify the patriarchy. These are girls who terrify patriarchy.

You think that girls around the world are not watching, knowing that they too can erupt?… #IranRevolution2022 #DayOfTheGirl
Glory and power to girls–their rage, and their daring and their audacity, their immodesty and rebelliousness, their disobedience, and most of all: their knowledge that they deserve to be free.… #DayOfTheGirl #IranRevolution2022

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