Friday, April 17, 2009

a satirical look at the reality of socialized femininity

The girl would assume whatever behavior was expected of her as though it was what came naturally to her, not only toward her family, but toward anyone by whom she wanted to be liked. When they wanted her to laugh, she read their minds and laughed. When they wanted her not to say anything, she remained silent. When talkativeness was desired, she chatted merrily. Toward a person who considered himself intelligent, she would act a little stupid- she did not overdo this, for usually this type of person though it a waste of time to deal with stupid people-and as for those who were stupid, she appreciated their simplicity.

OHBA, Minako 1976

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