Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered - 1. Fuck Politeness Summary & Analysis

Karen Kilgariff
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In Georgia’s Take on Red Flags and Riot Grrrl Courage, Georgia writes about how women and girls are socialized to be polite, accommodating, and deferential "to the detriment of their own wants, needs, and safety" (29). A month after her high school graduation, Georgia moved to LA from her hometown of Orange County and began working as a waitress. She flashes back to her upbringing and describes how she received many subconscious messages about womanhood and self-worth. These included an emphasis on being skinny and on being in a long-term relationship as markers of success and sources of personal validation. These messages influenced many of Georgia's early decisions in life until she began to discover feminism, punk rock, and the Riot Grrrl subculture in her late teens.

At the restaurant where she worked, Georgia developed a workplace rapport Lawrence, one of her regular...

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