Hmm. Can you tell that the dexedrine is wearing off and I'm get just a bit rambly? This entry is *really* about a disturbing paragraph in Boobs by Suzy McKee Charnas. Our protagonist is a teenage girl who has physically blossomed early and is being teased roundly for it:
No wonder Edie Siler had starved herself to death in the tenth grade! I understood her perfectly. She was trying to keep her body down, keep it normal looking, thin and strong, like I was too, back when I looked like a person, not a cartoon that somebody would call "Boobs".I only have a limited intellectual understanding of this but viscerally, it felt like a gut punch. Damn kids sure can suck.