Friday, September 30, 2011


an essay topic

From my informal observations, I would propose that in our contemporary American society much more conscious and intentional artistry is required of a girl in becoming a woman than of a boy in becoming a man. 

Perhaps it’s like the difference between arts and crafts: while craftsmanship is a prized ability, useful and handsome at the best, artistry is more highly esteemed for its refinement, subtlety, expressiveness and beauty.

If this topic clicks with you and you feel like supporting or contesting my proposition, then bring in the particulars of your own experience and observations to illustrate how you reckon the respective transformative processes of girls becoming women and boys becoming men.