Plaid Red

Aug 11

You know the rhyme:

Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.

Girls go to college to get more knowledge.


I’ve always believed this childhood chant to be an empowerment of women, but then something dawned on me today. What if the rhyme is implying that boys already have knowledge? They so smart they don’t have to go to college! In fact, the only ways boys could be un-smart would be to impossibly go to another planet. But on the other hand girls are not innately smart. Girls don’t have to go to another planet to be stupid because they’re already stupid, and they must study for years on end at a college to be rectified of this problem. What is that’s what this poem is really all about? What if instead of empowering girls we’ve been spreading more misogyny and adding more power to the patriarchal system?

What if our childhood has been all wrong? :

  1. rebelrunningwithscissors reblogged this from plaidred
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  3. thegr8se reblogged this from thisisoppressedprivilege and added:
    In my day, we said “Girls go to Mars to get more candy bars.” I dunno what that means on a philosophical level, but hey,...
  4. thisisoppressedprivilege reblogged this from plaidred and added:
    What if it’s just a rhyme school children use to rib each other?
  5. dontjudgemeimscared reblogged this from carshalash and added:
    Yes. This is clearly about you. Nevermind that the term MORE stupider implies they were already stupid, you did it you...
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  8. crowleyslittlepixie reblogged this from plaidred and added:
    Okay if you really wanna shit on a funny childhood rhyme then here’s a more logical explanation: "more stupider" implies...
  9. rebel-without-a-blog reblogged this from plaidred and added:
    Yeah…no. You’re wrong. Just accept it.
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    Stupider is not a word.
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