Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered Quotes

Karen Kilgariff
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The politeness that we’re raised to prioritize, first and foremost, against our better judgment and whether we feel like being polite or not, is the perfect systematically ingrained personality trait for manipulative, controlling people to exploit."
-- Georgia (1. Fuck Politeness)

Importance: This quote demonstrates how women are socialized to be subservient and deferential. It also highlights the fact that this socialization is a tool used by the patriarchy to keep women in second-class and vulnerable positions in society. It demonstrates that women are socialized to prioritize politeness and conflict-avoidance above their own happiness and personal safety. The ability of manipulative and controlling people to easily exploit these qualities highlights the importance of Georgia and Karen's argument to "Fuck Politeness." Fucking Politeness, as Georgia and Karen call it, is therefore a feminist act that subverts gender roles and can empower women in a patriarchal society. This quote demonstrates that Fucking Politeness is not only an...

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