They told her, “ If a boy crosses your leg, you’ll get pregnant. Make sure you don’t allow any boy to cross your leg.” She came to class and was livid when a boy crossed her legs. She asks with grave vexation that he crosses back over her legs as if it will magically undo whatever he had done. She doesn’t know she just became pregnant with twins for making him cross twice.
They told her, “Don’t hug a boy, bad things will happen.” So she doesn’t for many years, then one day she does hug a boy, and then another and then another. She’s still waiting for the bad things till this day.
In school they said,
Don’t share a sit with a boy,
Don’t allow a boy to hold your hands,
Don’t ever be alone with a boy,
Don’t date a boy but don’t be a lesbian either,
And she wonders whether while God was creating girls, the devil was creating boys. As she grows, she begins to understand where to put the limits with boys and not just the “don’t do’s” of a paranoid society and she begins to realize no one told her the real “don’t do’s” of boys. But that’s fine she thinks, it’s life, they probably told boys the same thing.
Then she enters University and they tell her
“Don’t go to the gym with boys, there’s boy time and there’s girl time.”