“Remember, when the emperor looks naked, the emperor is naked. The truth and the lie are not sort of the same thing.” — Daria

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Daria’s Graduation Speech (YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdG9pBtP9D4

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Megan Koester: “Daria: the 90s cartoon that nailed American feminist teenhood” (Guardian)

Kids used to call me “Daria” in high school. It was not meant as a term of endearment. With my dry, world-weary demeanor, lack of interest in any after-school activity and propensity for wearing combat boots in the unforgiving Californian heat, I was a dead ringer for the ceaselessly judgmental and cripplingly acerbic cartoon character.

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