To Raise An Empowered Girl, Encourage Her To Be Funny

“One of the things that happens to girls is that they are encroached upon by the world. And one of the things that humor can do is…help girls stand up for themselves in ways that people don’t retaliate for.

I don’t have a daughter, but if I ever do I’d love for her to be hilarious.

The Washington Post explains why encouraging girls to be funny is great for their development and points out the ways in which they’re too often discouraged from developing a strong sense of humor.