When I was just 11 years old, I unknowingly and somehow accidentally
became a female advocate.
See I had been in school watching a TV show in elementary school and this commercial came on with the tagline for this dish washing liquid and the tagline said “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.
elementary school:小学校、tagline:キャッチコピー、dish washing liquid:食器洗い洗剤、liquid:液体、greasy:油だらけ、pots and pans:鍋やフライパン
Two boys from my class said, “Yeah, that’s where women belong, in the kitchen.”
where … :・・な場所、belong:属している、
I remember feeling shocked and angry and also feeling just so hurt. It just wasn’t right and something needed to be done.
So I went home and told my dad what had happened and he encouraged me to write letters.
what had happened:起ったこと、encourage:勇気づける、
So I did to the most powerful people I could think of. Now my 11-year-old self worked out that if I really wanted someone to hear me, well then I should write a letter to the First Lady.
think of:思いつく、self:自分、work out:（苦労して）ひねり出す、