ARTLUNG

—an indie website by joe crawford since the nineties

“Demure”

I don’t know anything about the user KAFUI on Blue Sky, but I like this post very much.

Consider it the quote of the day.

Teach your daughters not to be nice. Fuck it. NOT NICE. Loud. “Get the fuck away from me/Don’t fucking touch me like that” loud. I’d rather cut out my larynx than ever politely laugh my way through the things I’ve had to politely laugh my way through again. I wanna smash the word demure w a hammer.

When I think back at the kind of disrespect my mother put up with when I was young I definitely think I internalized a lot of male behavior to not replicate and that was very instructive. And just immediately shutting down men overstepping would be preferable. That monologue from Barbie was the real deal.

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