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Twitter’s Response To This Piece of Advice For Young Women Was Perfect

This week an article was published entitled “Be Cleopatra not a Kardashian, girls advised.”

Apparently a leading headteacher thinks Shakespeare’s heroines are better role models than the Kardashians and Taylor Swift. Headteacher Jane Lunnon said it was “concerning” that her pupils looked up to reality stars, compared to Shakespeare’s female characters “who wield power and influence in a man’s world”.




But when the article was shared on Twitter, it didn’t go down well.

People were quick to point out that maybe Cleopatra isn’t the best role model.

Like, at all.

Because who wants to be a successful businesswoman, right???

Why be like ~worst role model ever~ Kim Kardashian when you can pretend to be a statue? 🤔

A+ advice.

Many pointed out that though some of Shakespeare’s heroines are brilliant, they don’t exactly have a fab time.

Oh. And they’re not REAL.

It was also pointed out that Cleopatra would’ve, in Shakespeare’s time, been played by a man…

Finally, some asked the important question: do young women really need any more people telling them what they can and can’t do?

The answer is no.


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