“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Margaret Cho: ‘I was raped continuously through my teenage years’ – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/09/04/margaret-cho-i-was-raped-continuously-through-my-teenage-years/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_2_na
Margaret Cho reminds me of them in every way. If I were Korean American, I would be ashamed to say we are related.
But- since I’m not, I would bang the pants off of her if we first, signed a legal ” we are about to bang the pants off of each other” agreement with a clause that states “acts of bizarre and even erotically and consensuously cross wired, mutually satisfying but enmeshed and potentially emotionally explosive shit might happen.”
Because I expect that shit with girls like Margaret Cho, whose people have been bastardized by American imperialism first, and American womens sense of victimization and exploitation second.
Korean adoptee girls are especially traumatizing to deal with. While much has been written about the Korean war, imperialism, cultures in decline due to Jewish- christian war impulsiveness, and the self’and-church-sanctified martyrdom of the “good people” who adopt war babies, strikingly less has been written about other things in this realm.
Like fetal alcohol syndrome in relation to these babies born of foreign prostitutes, or materialisms co-option of the narrative of ” competitive adoption” where, primarily, white women raise Asian babies as if they are little, cute dolls, and they dress them up- and down, a lot.
I mean in the post Japan, Korean war, post Vietnam war, post Cambodian/Laos “wars,” lots of Asian babies came to America, and lots of Jewish-christian narratives of martyrdom to church and faith completely eradicated the boundaries of culture, family, and self that these girls* had before America “opened markets” and, other things.
Which reminds me of Katherine, the bisexual adopted Korean stripper who killed herself, because she carried way too much white woman’s baggage- and secrets about how white mothers who raise adopted Korean girls are really kind of, um, experimental with “othered” people when they can get away with it- but maintain good people appearances and pro-victim stances at all times.
* As usual, I highlight girls in the narrative because American women aren’t as eager to play dollies with Asian adopted boys as they are to bomb, kidnap, and then adopt Asian girls.
This is Americas real “child pageant culture.”
Another attempt to say it plain, which is, even then not simple.