And just as she evades total subordinance, Reno also avoids victimhood. Reno does not die, she does not despair, and she doesn’t break down.The difference has something to do with her connection to a machine: “It was only a motorcycle but it felt like a mode of being.” When a man on the street watches her ride by and gives her a thumbs-up, she explains, “He wasn’t coming on to me. He was envious. He wanted what I had like a man might want something another man has.” The move may seem too obvious on Kushner’s part, the motorcycle a stock way to toughen up a routine heroine, but it works because the toughness isn’t complete. Reno isn’t saved by being a hot, gap-toothed blonde on a motorcycle, that metonym for danger; instead she is complicated by it. We understand that Reno is neither as aggressive as the motorcycle signals she might be nor as passive as a contrast might suggest. And the motorcycle, in the hands of this more or less tractable, acquiescent girl, yields an irony, for the machine that led her to a supporting role in a man’s life and a revolution is also the thing that might enable a new life and way of being, one that doesn’t depend on men or sex.
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#memoriesbackthen “Wait hol up is that you? With them thick lo thighs after school? Jay 305 gave me high 5 when I said I’m in hot pursuit. You said I won’t ride until Kendrick drive a new monte Carlo that cruise. And that shot my pride I tried to improv but no freestyle I never knew. Ya lookin for the niggas wit the tallest fetti, ya overlookin every nigga that ain’t quite ready, to make it rain on ya like they Tryna break a levee! HOLD UP! THat pussy petty! Yea ya nails did ya hair did ya cell phone is selfish it only got numbas that come with a hummer the new premaddona I smelt it. Tried to make you mine! Tried to make some time! But I ain’t got the time or the patience to stop and wait in line. Her dream totes Versace, she fall for Armani only deal wit rich niggas…fuck you and mitttttttrommmmney! I’m grown now I’m on my own now I’m pah-opppppin! Change my phone now when I get home now I got Oppp ptions! Fast forward wait is that you? With them big lo thighs after school? And yo 3 kids and 3 baby daddies and yo car note that’s overdue. I know.”- lil K.dot be tha name.
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"Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word ‘water’ is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism."
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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