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How are you, baby? You getting enough sleep? Did you get the gift basket I sent you? I miss you, darling. I promise I’ll be home soon. No YOU hang up.
youre a lucky girl, peggy
unicorns are notorious for their hatred of posturing bro culture
(I’m debating making this girl available as a sticker and a shirt.)
Prince of the Woodland Realm
The Galaxy calls it: Mass Effect.
There’s a strategy behind talking about young women as out-of-control girls gone wild or innocent damsels in distress. If we’re no more than sluts or victims, then it’s reasonable for society to make our decisions for us.
For those young women who are considered victims or potential victims, like the purity princess or the young, white, suburban girls whose parents live in fear of internet stalkers and the corrupting influence of MTV, a “Daddy knows best” paternalism is omnipresent. Whether it manifests itself in the form of forcing girls to take virginity pledges and go to purity balls, or even is propagated by a casual joke when parents laugh about how they’re going to have to lock their teen daughter away until she’s twenty-one, the idea that these young women need protection spreads perpetually.
For the young women who don’t fit into the “perfect-virgin” mold, the paternalism is still there, of course, but they also have to contend with the disdain that their “transgressions” incur. These are young women of color who are considered promiscuous simply because they are not white, who are lesbians who will never fulfill a woman’s “natural” role as a man’s wife, or who are low-income and met with scorn when they choose to have children despite their socio-economic circumstances. These are the women who are mistrusted most of all -so, instead of receiving paternalistic protection, they get punished.
They want you focused on the wrong things. They want to keep you distracted. Keep you from thinking about the real problems: the inequality, the bigotry, the inhumanity. They want you thinking, ‘My neighbor got a fine watch! How come I ain’t got no fine watch? What I got to do for my boss to give me that fine watch?’ And you’re all so worried about getting that watch, you can’t even tell time.
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