In many parts of the world — you know which ones— The Unaccompanied Lady is an object of pity. She stumbles around the world without the protection of a husband, brother or father, with her honor - her only asset— under constant threat. Childlike in her purity, the rest of the world assumes responsibility for keeping her honor intact.
Accordingly, The Unaccompanied Lady is offered the best seats on the bus, special lines at passport control, ladies’ only security checks and air-conditioned restaurant dining rooms, sparing her, with more than a little pity, from the degrading treatment usually reserved for the rest of the population. The upside? The Unaccompanied Lady and her honor are spared the degrading treatment usually reserved for the rest of the population.
Unaccompanied Lady, don’t be insulted! Be subversive! Grab retrograde attitudes toward women by the balls and use them to your advantage.
For example, the Unaccompanied Ladies line offered in many countries is always shorter and faster. Most importantly, slack-jawed village idiots who stare hungrily at your exposed ankles are not allowed to stand in it. Fortunately, many places in which you don’t want to spend any time, such as passport control and security checks at the Islamabad airport, have them. Don’t spurn them as backwards and sexist: Embrace them as a welcome and long overdue acknowledgment of your stature!
Furthermore, the Unaccompanied Lady who holds an advantage in class or status (i.e., she’s white, and don’t for one minute pretend that isn’t one) and doesn’t exploit it is missing opportunities. If violating un- or loosely enforced rules presents an opportunity to maximize her personal comfort and convenience, The Unaccompanied Lady behaves like every male ever born and seizes it.
Do you, Unaccompanied Lady, need help navigating this complicated world while remaining unsullied? Do you want to employ strategic terror and tactical scandal to help you get what you want? Do you want to avoid common pitfalls, such as overindulging in sexual qi gong classes in Ubud, or wearing fake rabbit fur in Kyiv?
By harnessing the powers of her unsullied honor and social media, The Unaccompanied Lady blog (and Twitter! @Unaccompanylady) will help you move to the front of the line where you belong. Follow her today!