Sugar and Spice

“Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.”

Calligraphied on a pink plaque surrounded by hearts and flowers, this statement hung on my bedroom wall from infancy. As I entered high school, it was soon surrounded by other plaques that represented successes in debate tournaments. I didn’t know to appreciate the irony then.

The socialization of little girls in America, and particularly southern America, to be nice is well documented. A simple google search of the topic brought up more than 200,000,000 hits. The rest of this post is on Hope Network’s blog…

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