I saw this amazing spoken word recital on YouTube arguing against the infantilism of women. And I can sort-of see where it's coming from.
In the UK for the last decade or so, "school disco" club nights have become quite popular, where adults dress up in school uniforms with a kind of geek-chic style and listen to retro music from 20-ish years ago. It's just a fancy-dress nightclub event, essentially, (as you can see in the link below):
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The woman in the video was saying how creepy it is that grown men flirt suggestively with women dressed as 12 year old schoolgirls... And... I can see her point.
And (to explain the title, in case things are different in your country), on the high street, "infantile" cupcakes seem to be the premium-price "fancy treat" for the chic urbanite, with their bright colours and decorations.
For me, being "little" doesn't have that kind of complication because it's not sexual... But... I also don't have a problem with adults (those for whom is it sexual) getting together and dressing up however they like and doing whatever they want. So long as everyone involved is a consenting adult behind closed doors, where's the problem...?
I suppose maybe the problem is (as the woman in the video sees it, perhaps) that, by infantilising adults, it somehow gives legitimacy to the reverse -- the "adultising" (i.e. sexualisation) of children.
Anyway, it's a great poem (if that's the right word) and it got me thinking... so I thought I'd share it with you!
I thought it was an interesting counterpoint to the usual nostalgia of being an AB...Originally Posted by Hollie McNish