THIS is why they don’t teach you about Fannie Lou Hamer - even in February.
I love this
Why haven’t I heard of her?
Never mind, I know why.
When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
This gives a whole new level of creepiness to when random men tell you to smile.
I got this guys.
*RENT plays in background*
I always see this post and at first I think “who the fuck would know this” and then I zero in on the answer and instantly there’s a song in my heart and I realize that I the fuck would know this.