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Wear Your Star Wars Proudly

It's sad to see that after all this work, young girls are still subject to the pressure of outdated expectations from their peer group -even when they just assume those pressures. N.J.Simmonds Tweeted this the other day:

My 7 year old daughter's crying in bed right now because she wants to wear her Star Wars t-shirt to school but is scared her classmates will laugh because she likes 'boy stuff'. I'm so sad/angry for her. Please RT and comment so I can show her how awesome girl #StarWars fans are.

Holly aka Leia (@absolutspacegrl) works for NASA. She responded.

Keri Bean (@PlantaryKeri) contributed this picture of herself at work.

Ashley Eckstein (@HerUniverse) sent a picture, too.

And Mark Hamill got a word in, too.

Simmonds gave us the end of the story.

Her school is wonderful, as are her classmates, but most 7-year-olds worry about fitting in - no matter how much their parents remind them to be confident and be themselves. Her fear of ridicule was completely unfounded though because she had a great day at school in her favourite T-shirt and none of her friends made any comment about her outfit.

You can read the highlights at Twitter Moments or the entire thread here.  -via Mark Hamill

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