Put up your hand if you’ve ever felt bad about the way you look.
Put up your hand if you’ve ever wanted to disappear.
Put up your hand if you’ve ever felt too unworthy to speak up.
Put your hand up. Because it seems that it is something that a significant number of young girls feel they can’t do.
This week, some important research was released that showed that many young girls are reluctant to put up their hands in class.
And it’s not because they don’t know the answer to the teacher’s questions.
It’s not because they haven’t been listening.
It’s because they don’t want anyone to look at them.