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Everyone Should Read this Woman’s Twitter Thread About How She Learned to Set Boundaries

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Boundaries are important for everyone to set, but they’re especially important for women. In a world that encourages passive behavior, women can often become trapped in damaging situations, not realizing they should escape until it’s too late.

Erynn Brook, a feminist writer, wrote a Twitter thread about how her mother taught her to set boundaries.

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She starts by discussing the instructions her mother gave her about her first sleepover.

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She asked the girl’s mom to call her mom. She persisted, even when the girl’s mom was reluctant.

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The girls at the sleepover were confused. Brook’s mom continued to support her in setting boundaries.

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Brook acknowledges that this advice runs counter to many of the messages we receive as women.

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Brook also acknowledges that in some situations, there is no way out. In other situations, though, we could leave, but don’t realize we have permission.

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As Brook continued to struggle with giving herself permission to leave, her mom asked her a key question: “What do you need so you can leave?”

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Brook clarified a bit later that although this message may resonate with women, it’s an important lesson to teach all children, regardless of gender identity.

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We all have the right to set boundaries, and we all have the right to leave.