Food for thought about the name Lolita.
The more I think about people assuming Lolita is something sexual based solely on the name, the more it confuses me that people would be so closed-minded. If I were to tell you that my name was Britney Spears, you probably wouldn’t assume I was a pop star. I look nothing like the famous Britney Spears and I have little to nothing in common with her. But you’re fine with that because it’s quite normal for two people to have the same name. So, if that’s the case with people, why should it be any different with anything else? There are plenty of words in plenty of languages that sound the same and are spelled the same but mean completely different things.
You see these delicious looking things?
I would call those fries. Meanwhile, someone in another part of the world might call them chips. I, however, would call these chips:
Both things, admittedly have similarities, in that they are both fried or baked and they are both made out of potatoes. However, we know them to be quite different things. The same goes for Lolita. While the book Lolita, and the fashion Lolita, do have small things in common such as relating to children, the way they relate to children is very very different and the overall look is very very different.
Just a little food for thought (no pun intended. Sorry if I made you hungry by the way.) that came to me yesterday while I was trying to go to sleep. I thought I would share it because maybe the idea of the comparisons can help out some newer Lolitas who are having trouble with their parents, other family members, or friends who can’t get their heads around the word.