So well said, gave me shivers!
This is especially interesting for me, as a non-American living in America — thanks for writing it.
If you’re interested in my perspective, check this out (I think there’s some parallels): https://medium.com/@gracewhitley/america-is-so-broken-can-it-ever-be-fixed-3223ab14e65
Yes! This is so on point. America is like no other place I have ever been, a country full of contradictions. You miiight like this article I just wrote post-Independence Day https://medium.com/@gracewhitley/america-is-so-broken-can-it-ever-be-fixed-3223ab14e65
Thanks for your response.
I understand where the expression comes from, and I agree with you that it is effectively a relic of the past. However, that logic is still often applied today. Have you ever heard a woman say “I’m not that kind of girl”, or a man say “she’s wife material”, or, especially, a woman say that she’s…
“For an act that lasted only a few minutes and left no lasting physical damage to the victim, the perpetrator is going to be imprisoned for a decade or more and live the rest of their life as a social outcast.”
Lets just set aside physical damage entirely for a moment, what about mental damage? Do you really think that…