BY SARAH TEREZ ROSENBLUM
Recently I’ve been working to correct a number of dysfunctional thought patterns and belief systems; things I assumed were specific to my personality, products of my singular past. However, I’ve begun to suspect that although some items on my list (for example #11: my irrational fear of puppet shows) are just mine, others have a systemic source. I came to this conclusion after a Huffington Post piece called Things Women Need to Stop Doingpopped up on my Facebook feed. I’d clicked through, figuring the list would feature things like wearing makeup to bed and being too excited about frozen yogurt—two things you’ll have to pry from my cold, dead hands. But reading, I started feeling like a giant magnifying glass was hovering over my apartment building. There were my, personal issues on this generic, mainstream list—maybe not word for word, but the gist was the same.
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