Marginalia

Stereotypes

I think “societal expectations” or “arbitrary ideals” might have been a better title. “Stereotypes” implies a cultural image you can’t shake off – which may have been what was on my mind at the time – but now when I look at this, what comes to mind are the impossible ideals that we long to attain even as we know nobody can live up to them.

Part of my Marginalia series.