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Please read “American Girls” by Nancy Jo Sales 

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8 thoughts on “290

  1. Thanks for this. I’m old, so thankfully I was only subjected to what was the usual kind of bullying in those days. Having a nasty note written about one, which was then passed from hand to hand, accompanied by titters, smirks, barnyard noises, etc, was bad enough. The public forum of the internet would have been the end of me, as it has been the end of so many young people.

  2. Thankyou, Clay. Sadly, not a lot of men i’ve met understand this.
    Not only does being respected have no value on the internet, is has little value offline, either. Interesting, creative, intelligent,or talented? None of that means much in a world where women are either “hot” ( and young) or largely irrelevant. And even if you fall into the former category, you can then forget about being taken too seriously in your field. No matter how hard you try, ultimately, your male counterparts will be judged on what they do, and how well they do it, with looks being secondary or irrelevant. Meanwhile, as a woman, what you do and how well you do it will be secondary or irrelevant, with the focus remaining on how hot you look while you’re doing whatever it is you’re doing.

  3. The strip confronts with the ugly truth of just how shallow our society is. I think it definitely makes you think beyond its context and is extremely relevant to my generation, especially to any women like myself, who have had previous/current experience using online dating sites.

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