Thursday, September 1, 2011

Girls and books

I was a bit taken back when I clicked Stumbleupon earlier this evening and was taken to an article called 'How to Talk to Little Girls.' Perhaps I just have a terrible mind, but I feel a certain song has pretty much made the term 'little girls' synonymous with 'I'm a perv.'

Anyway, the article talks about discussing reading with young women. I thought it was a nice little article, but it also reminded me of when I lived with a woman and her 8-year-old daughter and I would read with her. We read some children's books, but mostly we read Hellboy. It was awesome. She was seriously the coolest kid I've ever met. I was going through some stuff the other day and I found a bunch of pictures she drew for me. Man, I miss the shit out of her. She's probably 10 or 11 now. She can probably read Hellboy all by herself and not need to ask me was a homunculus is.

I also wanted to post this because the article goes into detail about the negative effects of image obsession, and I've been told that I am over-focused on the way women look. I think I've mentioned I've blogged about this commentary in the past about a hundred times, but it still bothers me and I'm going to mention it again. I like the way women look sometimes. That's who I am and that's part of human sexuality. I'd like to believe I don't spend enough time ogling women to qualify as shallow. At the same time, I don't feel it's sensible to shy away from thinking a woman is cute.

2 comments:

  1. Well women think men are cute too. I just read a blog post from a girl where she mentions a guy was cute actually lol. I don't think you're that shallow, and I love the idea of an 8 year old girl reading hellboy. That girl is gonna be one awesome woman.

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  2. I've known who Danny Elfman is for, well, a long time, I guess... but this video is the first I've ever seen him. So thanks. And since I like girls too (though not as much as salt): +follow

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