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Tipping Point Story of Change: Defying the Ideal

"The concept of an 'ideal' daughter is something that haunts us girls. An ideal daughter does not speak too much; she obeys her parents; she behaves appropriately. I grew up with this concept. For most of my life, I would do what I was told and never imagined doing the things I wanted to do. In keeping with this, my parents decided that it was time for me to get married when I was 22 years old. An obedient daughter, I did what I was told."

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