"In my own case, I had to train myself out of that phony smile, which is like a nervous tic on teenage girls. And this meant that I smiled rarely, for in truth, when it came down to real smiling, I had less to smile about. My "dream" action for the women’s liberation movement: a smile boycott, at which declaration all women would instantly abandon their pleasing smiles, henceforth smiling only when something pleased them.”

—shulamith firestone, dialectic of sex, “down with childhood”

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    I have tried to do this for ages, but somehow when I see someone, I just can’t not smile, even if I don’t want to see...
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