I heard them from my Mother…my grandmother…my great-Aunts…..my teachers, my pastors…….my girl scout leader! For Pete’s sake, just how many times did I have to listen to those lectures?
“Young ladies do this, they do that…the NEVER do those!”
WHY not? Why do we have to act a certain way? Why can’t we do that? whatever that was?
Why do we have to be serious? Why don’t we get to climb trees? Play baseball or football? Why CAN’T we do the things everyone was encouraging the boys to do?
Why can’t we fight?
Why can’t we do math? I am GOOD at math! Being a girl has nothing to do with it…………
Who made these stupid rules anyway?
I once asked my mother who exactly made up these dumb rules and she replied “Emily Post”. Well, I didn’t KNOW any people named Post and thought it was outrageous that she was making up all these stupid rules.
Wearing white after Labor Day is WRONG! Not wearing a slip under your skirt or dress is WRONG. White socks with saddle shoes only! And the cuffs have to be turned down. WHY? What the heck was wrong with wearing shoes without socks?
Why don’t boys take Home Economics? Why don’t girls take Shop? Why do I have to learn how to cook when what I really want is to play with the ARC Welder????
Why don’t girls sue the school board so they can take shop? Yea, I sued them….and I won. And I was an outcast for the rest of my high school years……..I didn’t really care.
I understand the need for certain rules………of course I do. I just think the vast majority of societal rules need to be ignored or eliminated.
I’ll wear white whenever I damned well feel like it…I’ll use an ARC welder whenever I need to…I’ll repair my own car or truck, thank you very much, and I don’t give a damn if I shock the heck out of the neighbors!
I’ll paint my house bright colors if I feel like it, and even paint the wooden fence surrounding the yard..I am thinking either bright coral or purple if truth be told…and if the neighbors all whisper behind the hands when I wander by…so much the better.
Lecture me? I won’t listen. I’ll more than likely reply “you don’t get to decide what i do with my life and property. Unless it hurts someone I shall do whatever I please”.
And if you are not VERY careful, I will lecture YOU about minding your own business!