Unformatted text preview: a good reason for why she did not do the job well. “My sista got lickens… cause you cannot make shame in public.” (87) This quote describes when Lucy’s little sister looked “under the dummy’s dress” and said “mommy, this lady no mo panty”. Although she did it out of curiosity, her behavior is considered as something out of the “norm”. Consequently, she was beaten by the mother. This shows that young girls are expected to stay innocent and restrained from sexual related things. The beating seems to physically drum this idea into the young girl’s mind....
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- Spring '09
- Lucy, inequality silences Lucy, role expectation demands