When you offer her respect,
She can read the fine print.
She is delighted to know you respect her.
[Thank you, she respects you too 🙄 ]
She values the respect she has for herself more.
She won’t trade her Freedom or Happiness for this Respect.
* * *
Try offering Respect for Respect?
Not Respect for Compliance, Femininity, Conformity, Frailty, Weakness, Meekness, Conventionality, Obedience, Diffidence, and Ignorance …
(I realise it’s harsh, and even bitter. But thought I’d share this because it reminded me of our Talibanising values.)
Edited to add: Indians Respect Women. Conditions Apply.