“Like a Case of Pop”: The Commodification of Women’s Bodies in 310: “A Tittin’ and a Hairin'”

Young Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett walks into the living room, clutching her blood-stained underwear confused by her body. She’s met with annoyance. She’s too young to be bleeding and growing and becoming a woman. After imparting some ambiguous wisdom as to what this “a tittin’ and a hairin'” means, the only thing that Tiffany takes away from this conversation is that she will be rewarded when she proves her  womanhood: in short, when she lets a boy “do his business” with her body. What’s worse is what her mother says:

“Now you’re like a case of pop. You’ve got value.” – Pennsatucky’s mom

Pennsatucky Prison Guard

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