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Sat May 25, 2024, 01:04 PM May 25

You think it is bad now for girls-let me tell you about 1950,s [View all]

At 15 I wanted to learn how to be a mechanic and I was told girls don't do that. I would have made a good one as my natural father used to repair coal fired engines and I think my brain reflected his that had to have excellent spacial skills. I elected to go into science class in the 1950,s and was given the flack that girls don't do that. As an adult I ground a reflecting telescope as my interest were in science and stars and how the universe fit things together. unfortunately I lost my education fleeing the family I was with (my aunties) because of sexual harassment by that family member. I had an above IQ and could have made a decent living with an occupation but that was never to happen because I was a young girl trying to keep myself safe from a male family member. I got away from possible incest but lost my dream as a kid. This was not my fault. In general I don't like men, but as my grandson says to me "Gramma men aren't all bad" I just don't automatically trust men or look up to them.

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