Words of Caution is an exploration of the cautions and advice that are passed down matrilineally (woman to woman). These cautions and rules are interwoven with other more general advice. They are slipped into conversations as women are driving, cooking, walking, and working together. They become normative. To break these rules is to put oneself in danger, to be punished. Not punished legally but, physically harassed, assaulted, and abused. Punished because as a woman, they have taken up too much space, claimed too much power, or owe something to the system. By cautioning the next generation of women are we enforcing the idea that world is not theirs? That it is a "mans world" and that women are guests, and must behave. How do we change these stories and rules to empower women while simultaneously informing them of the dangers that still exist in the world?
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