"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is really a story about how harassers/abusers suddenly turn "nice" when they want something from you.
@lilithsaintcrow ha, I actually saw an image to this effect the other day https://anticapitalist.party/media/t2IyXm3heNM72zjBN9Y
@balrogboogie Yeah, someone put that up on birbsite and it made me think.
@lilithsaintcrow The Rainbow Fish is about how abusers will turn "nice" if you give them things.
@DialMforMara I don't know that one. Do I dare look it up?
@lilithsaintcrow It's a children's book with very pretty art, but my mom made sure I knew about its dark side
@DialMforMara Oh my God, I just looked it up. Wow. That's...wow.
@lilithsaintcrow yeah, and there's a sequel about Rainbow Fish dealing with the fact that she's created a clique
@DialMforMara ...wait, first they demand she tears off bits of herself, then they get all snotty because there's not enough of her to go 'round?
@lilithsaintcrowI think it's supposed to be about being welcoming to new people, not Rainbow Fish only had one method for that
@DialMforMara ...this is really bleak. I'm gonna go hug my dogs now.
@lilithsaintcrowHug them extra for me
@lilithsaintcrowThat book is how I learned to be wary of my peers
@lilithsaintcrowWell, that and the bullying
@lilithsaintcrow THANK you. There was always something eerie about that song!
@lilithsaintcrow not even, they turn nice to suck up to Santa!