Was Louisa May Alcott a Pick Me Girl?
hey ~ this is kinda random but what would you say in response to someone who says Louisa May Alcott is a “pick me girl”??
Okay, I had to google pick me girl and apparently it is the same as “not like the other girls”. This is what the urban dictionary says:. a girl who goes out of their way to impress boys and make them seem that they’re “not like other girls” kind of like a simp but for girls. otherwise known as; internalized misogyny. not the easiest to explain, but when you see one, you’ll know she’s one for sure. usually does this to be accepted by boys and be considered “one of the good ones” I can see that in both Louisa and Jo. Christina and I actually chatted about this in our long Jo March — discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqxncQJrGSM&feature=youtu.be We came to the conclusion that Jo definitely was this way as a teen but then she did manage to grow out of that. One of the things that I have always found very interesting about Louisa May Alcott is that she did like to hang out with boys, and perhaps also possessed this internalized misogyny and grew out of that. She was also a caretaker, someone who loved to be a mother to boys and then we see Jo behaving the same. She is like Wendy in Peter Pan being a mother for lost boys. It is also interesting this connection that she had with the older men. When I made the recent episode about age gaps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB4Emt4WWCE&feature=youtu.be and talked about Bettina Von Armin, I kinda got the feeling that Bettina as well, would have been a “pick me up girl”, someone who was quirky and different and would attract men by being unconventional. Thanks for the question!
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