For this assignment we had to write our own version of Literary Selfie of “Girl”.
Washing my face and then applying makeup to look “pretty” every single day; wear dresses and skirts because it is what it is, don’t wear short skirts, don’t show this and that, cover yourself, wear heels, girls supposed to dress feminine; this is how you supposed to serve dinner to men, frijoles , arroz, carne y tortillas; this is how you supposed to eat with manners because girls are supposed to have proper manners; this is how you are supposed to eat, have the right utensils on the table and eat properly, don’t make slurping noises, do not eat ; behave kindly, be respectful and modest in front of boys, don’t being foolish; this consistency of parents being overprotective of girls, not letting them out of their sight, don’t go out with boys by yourself, don’t do things that you will regret; not letting you go out with friends, not because trust does not take place, but because it can be dangerous; ´No hagas cosas buenas , que parezcan malas,¨ this is how you can get called a hoe, slut, and a b****; actions can be mistaken; being watched, every action you take, constantly being spoken of- Should you care what others say?; this is how to be the perfect daughter, being obedient, doing what your parents expect you to do, being home on time, not breaking the rules, and do the chores at home -Whatś obedience?
Tags: Fremont High School Jamaica Kincaid Literary Selfie
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