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I’m doing NaNo this month which has been a bit time-consuming. So I decided to flush my character’s thoughts over education for Blog Battle.
The things you took for granted and never thought twice about. It was a given you would go to school, have a roof over your head and possibilities for the future. Liz had never considered her gender being an obstacle to anything.
But here, in this world, she realized all she had taken for granted had come at a price. Yes, she knew the basic history of the women’s movement. Women getting the vote. That they hadn’t always been allowed to further their education like men. Since it didn’t touch her it was whatever.
Now in this world Liz acknowledged she was privileged by the women who went before her. Who had fought and won rights and privileges she took for granted. Here she was abnormal. A girl who could read and write. She had been accused of being a witch because of it.
Liz made a promise that if she made it home she would never take her life and choices for granted. Because it wasn’t just this world that thought women were second class or objects to be owned. If she took off her sense of privilege she would see that there were still girls at home not getting an education because of gender. Girls being married off at ridiculous young ages.
She had thought this world was so far below her’s. It was hundreds of year in the past, but having been persecuted for being a girl she had to admitted home wasn’t as advanced as she natively thought.
You can always start now!