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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Fundamental Axis of Identity (Addendum to "Teatray, Prince of Bears")

I asked Aviva why it was that she identifies with Arthur, not D.W., even though D.W. is a girl about her age, and Arthur is an eight-year-old boy.

Aviva looked at me like I was crazy. "D.W. is the little sister -- Arthur is the big brother!"

Forget Age and Gender -- they're of middling if any relevance.

The fundamental axis of identity in Aviva's world? Birth Order.

Posted by benrosen at November 10, 2004 03:58 PM | Up to blog


My 2-year-old neice loves to watch an episode of the Power-Puff Girls called "Under Cover" which deals with Buttercup's special blankey. Especially prised is the line where Buttercup refers to their house as "stupid."

Posted by: Robert Burke Richardson at November 12, 2004 04:20 PM

Hmm. Is it on video? :->

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 12, 2004 04:25 PM

^I've seen videos of it before (3 - 4 years ago), but I actually have most of them taped because I like it.

Posted by: Robert Burke Richardson at November 12, 2004 10:50 PM
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