a really awesome article + white gurl h8

a really awesome article + white gurl h8

I really, really love this. (*whispers* click on the title of this post.)

As I’m sure we’re all aware, there’s a lot of negativity directed to girls who are “basic”. Or just girls in general. What is the source of this negativity? Mostly other girls, of course.

Society would have us believe that all young women can be easily categorized and put away into neat little cubbies, like so many Fisher Price toys. Of these stereotypes, one of the most prevalent and ridiculed labels is that of the “white girl”. ( Aka females the habitually sport leggings and Ugg boots, and stop by Starbucks almost as frequently as they check Instagram on their white iPhones.)

Anywho, we as females are conditioned to think of the majority of our sex as being shallow and commonplace. We are taught that uniqueness and authenticity are rare traits amongst out species. We are encouraged to degrade girls who enjoy things that are considered to be too “mainstream”. (I’m not trying to be preachy… I am guilty of this as well.)

I think that’s all really sad.

I hope that one day we will all be able to look past our external qualities, and quit being so hard on ourselves and each other. (Down with the stereotypical cattiness and superficiality I say!)

– Tress

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Tress

Biology major. Medical school hopeful. Lucky Charms enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “a really awesome article + white gurl h8”

  1. You make a good point — it’s never fair to generalize a loosely classifiable group of people. But that’s the thing, things aren’t fair. As enjoyable as its coffee might be, Starbucks is over-priced and frequently shows up as a sign that once-disenfranchised neighborhoods are now catering to money. There’s a kind of (relatively) upwardly mobile person who is oblivious to that, but I don’t think it’s limited to women at all. And there’s a lot of people across the board who are just as into enjoying the mainstream comforts of their choice, but, if you’re outside of a certain class, it’s always easy to see the way it can insulate itself from the not-so-comfortable things (or, more so, the not-so-comfortable things associated with people who are somehow lesser than). I figure maybe some relatively privileged men like to single out women the same way they do hipsters, even though most sports fandom is just as trivial as anything else.

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