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November 29, 2012

By ErinK, Thornton, CO

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, by Tom Robinson, is set in a time of an upcoming gender revolution. Woman can vote, talk, own property, but they still are not the same as a man. Our protagonist, Sissy Hankshaw, is in her own world, separate from the problems around her, but still finds herself in the middle of it all.
Sissy is a hitchhiker, just barely beating out the beatnik era. Unlike others, Sissy hitchhikes to move, not setting her sights on a certain destination. What makes her endeavor so successful as a woman, is what every hitchhiker needs: the thumbs. Like most people, Sissy has two thumbs. She has two, large, overgrown thumbs that look more like plump digits than a thumb. Her thumbs attract the eyesight of every passerby, but Sissy does not mind. Her thumbs are the source of her power, her magic.

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