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!)