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“With Loose Hair”
Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 10 May 2014 @ 6:00 am | No Comments
In Citizen Media, Humor, Quick Reads, Spanish
Denise Duncan, author of the blog Este no es el blog de Denise, shares an incident  [es] that happened to her in the subway, when she faced two youngsters who were staring at her hair:
ME: Hey, I know you two are talking about my hair and that you are staring at it. And no big deal. You can take a look at it, I know it's flashy and I understand you are curious. I don't consider that offensive, in fact, what can I take as an offense is you pretending you weren't talking about me, but not that you were looking at my hair.
HIM: The thing is, I like it a lot.
When the boy asked her permission to touch her curly hair, she refused adamantly and then explained:
I'm not a teddy bear, I'm not a toy, I don't wear a wig. Don't insist. I'm not Marge Simpson . [...] I am a person, not a character and your curiosity does not offend me, you making a thing out of me, that offends me.
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 shares an incident: http://deniseduncan.blogspot.com.es/2014/04/por-que-no-me-gusta-que-me-toquen-el.html
 Marge Simpson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marge_Simpson
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