Jenna McCormick for Writers Gone Wild
Did anyone ever say that to you? I heard it all the time growing up. From teachers, from relatives, even the occasional stranger on the street. And you know what? It's a big, fat fib. One I had to figure out for myself.
Boys, who eventually grow into men, actually LOVE a girl who cracks jokes. Sure, there is an exception to every rule, but really, if a man can't keep up with my snarky wit, or heaven forbid, is unable to laugh at himself, well, I don't have much use for him. Other than raw material for the next guy.
Honestly, it isn't much different than a man who is intimidated by a woman who brings in more money. Yes, it exists but are we really going to tell our daughters that they can't be breadwinners because some loser gets his blue collar jockey in a twist?
Yeah, not in this lifetime.
So, where did this adage come from? It is neither wise nor true yet it happened. Did our mothers get sick of hearing us running our mouths and make up a BS consequence to being a smartass? Maybe it's a cultural or generational thing. Sure, I could benefit from shutting my yap once in a while but I don't think a little verbal diarrhea warrants the threat of never finding someone who will value who you are.
Thing is, I had to reach a certain level of maturity before I could question the validity of this asinine statement. I was a good girl for many years, and never really thought about adults as fallible. My rebel's heart now demands I question everything to avoid looking like a dupe, but it got me thinking, what if there was an entire group of people who were forbidden from asking questions?
In my upcoming release. B Cubed Book: One: Born Cormack is a genetically engineered slave, one of thousands who toil for the benefit of natural born humans and are recycled if they rebel in any way. Cormack and those like him are forbidden from questioning the Supervisors and Task Masters whims, and are often abused at the hands of those who are supposed to guide them. The perfect slave race, they can never question the validity of an authority figure, must submit or face the consequences.
Under circumstances like those, it's not so easy to reach your own conclusions, to fight those you have been engineered to obey. When even the most basic human rights are denied you, would you fight, flee or submit?
So hit me up with the stern and inappropriate threats you've been given or tell me why you think some people resorted to them.