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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

    Gender conundrum

    Editor — “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins,” begins Nabokov’s infamous tale of Lolita, not a love story but in fact a twisted but beautifully written tale of nymphency and obsession. Some have come to romanticize this novel and idolize the character of Delores Hayes, the forever youthful and desirable Lolita. Within the nymph community full of modern day Lolitas, the “sugar baby” aspect comes hand-in hand. Ultimately there is a negative reputation behind Sugar Babies and all that come with it. However, speaking as a feminist, I have mixed views and opinions.

    On one hand Sugar Babies can be viewed as detrimental to the progress of feminism for it goes back to the traditional mindset that women need dependency and someone to rely on for support. On the other hand, I think it’s empowering knowing you have control over someone without really having to do anything at all, but bat your eyelashes. From the position you are in, you are able to have any man at your will, wrapped around your finger. In some ways it’s almost a step forward, for being aware that you have such control and willpower over an individual just because of your gender.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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