And you will tell them yes

Blue Apple

Senior Member
Persian (Iran)
The following is the text of a feminist advertising. Does the last sentence 'And you will tell them yes" imply "And you SHOULD tell them yes"?

All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong or talented enough. They’ll say you’re the wrong height, the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this… THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no until all the no’s are meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. They will tell you no. And you will tell them yes.
  • QuasiTriestino

    Senior Member
    American English
    I don't read it that way. If the author wanted to say "should" they would have written it there. This paragraph just says at some point in the future these people ('they') will tell you you can't do something or you aren't strong enough and 'you' will respond with "yes, I can" or "yes, I am" or "yes, i will"... somewhat defiantly even.
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