My daughter wears leggings-as-pants to her server job, because she believes her tips are better since she started doing that. But then, one of the uniform t-shirts she is required to wear says “Eat my taco!” on it.
Jesus, man, this is one of the bleakest and most poignant anecdotes about how capitalism and America’s toxic pop culture compromises ours and our children’s personal integrity and dignity on a daily basis I’ve come across in months. Imagining my own daughter (who’s just a toddler now) pressured by economics into working some shitty restaurant gig where she’s forced to wear demeaning and self-objectifying marketing slogans on her chest so she can be dangled in front of other people’s noses like a carrot for the profit of some assholes somewhere I don’t ever even get to meet in person—holy crap that makes me angry and disgusted!
“Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?”
I love it when younger girls look up to older girls as role models and heroes. I love it when older girls enthusiastically support and protect younger girls. I love it when girls are psyched about the skills and accomplishments of other girls, I love it when girls compliment each other, take care of each other, encourage each other. I love it when girls realize how awesome and important they are. I love it when girls are fuckin’ pumped about girls.
when my dad was in law school he knew these two girls who told him “people look at us like we were meat anyway so we decided to make some money off of it” so they wore bikinis and high heels and sold WAY overpriced hot dogs as a way of financing their education. they graduated summa cum laude with no debt and let me just say i have never been so inspired