Articles By Clara
As a mother, I want what’s best for my daughter and I make sure she’s prepared for the different obstacles life will throw at her. As soon as she was born, I taught her French. Once, she could hold her head up, I taught her how to scribble, now that she can open my wallet, I taught her how to count. Of course, it goes without saying that I enrolled her in pre-school long before she was conceived. During school tours I was stunned to discover that playing dumb was not part of the curriculum. We all know that sometimes the best self-defense for women is to play dumb, yet schools don’t teach the basic skills required to effectively achieve that goal. How can we expect our girls to be successful and safe in this world if they don’t know how to defend themselves?
After being dumped by a drummer boyfriend who lived rent-free in my apartment for 2 years, regularly spent my waitressing tips on booze and crashed my car, I took a hard look at myself and decided… no more. I told myself from now on I will manipulate men into doing whatever I want, besides I’m tired of taking out the trash and I need someone to do it for me. More to the point, I’m tired of watching all my girlfriends lounge around in their comfortable red sofas while their boyfriends do everything in the house. Cooking, cleaning, ironing… you name it, those guys do it all. My house is a mess and I’m tired of cleaning it myself.