If you said High School, congratulations! We have achieved Mean Girls IRL in an article linked from CNN. This would be offensive, but honestly, I spent most of the article casting the characters for the upcoming remake of Mean Girls.
So I think we can safely state that this article is probably one of the most beautifully orchestrated to pander to pretty much every negative stereotype there is and reinforces "Nice Guy"ism with a matching "Nice Girl"ism. As a bonus! It highly encourages equally degrading positive sterotyping. And also, people are fat once you get to comments. Because God knows, you can't leave out weight. There's always a danger someone might not remember it.
I do not say men are all over the idea of pretty privilege and how those bitches are totes acting like they are better than everyone (him) (except the ones that fuck him; they are awesome), but that's because that would be like saying water is wet.
The water is very, very wet.
This Expresses My Manpain in Blank Verse, Woe, Woe, Woe - I'll bet that the women in the article treats the regular guy on the street the exact same as the way her hot friend treats her.
This is what regular guys deal with all day long at work, social events, in line at a restaurant. Women in general think they have certain privilege over men because they have a patch of hair between their thighs. What goes around comes around, enjoy your depression!
You Are Fat, Unlike My Beautiful Wife, Did I Mention Her Beauty, Fatty? - My wife is a very good looking women and ugly fat women like the lady who wrote this story treat her like **** thay always accuse her of starving her self and other such bull ****. When she goes to pick our kids up from school the other mothers wont even talk to her she has tried to talk to them and they just stare at her. Her mother is also very good looking and has told her she better get use to it because she has delt with it her entire life. The women my wife and mother in law work with treat them like **** as well. If you are fat and unhappy then do something about stop blaming everyone else.
Beautiful and Intelligent Women Are Defined By Whether They Let Me Fuck Them and There Aren't Many! So This Article Is Totally True! - I'm kind of surprised at how many women are posting about how they're insulted by this article since they are both pretty and intelligent... Apparently you pretty and intelligent women hang out at home or work and just surf the internet, because you are not out in the world in very high numbers... MAYBE... SOME of you are either not as pretty as you think you are or not as intelligent/nice/understanding as you think you are...
I Wonder If Anyone Will Notice My Clever Method of Insulting All Women? Tee Hee - You have it all mixed up. They are not hard to be friends with, your just putting them on a pedestal BECAUSE they are beautiful. Your automatically assuming they are something that they simply are not.
The term "dumb blondes" here applies.
If you simply understood they were dumb, like most people, you could be friends again. But your so in awe of their beauty your making assumptions that simply are not true.
The Real Mean Girls Are the Ones Who Think They Are Hot and Also, Let Me Throw In Weight! - This makes me think again of my high school best friend, who was stunning-looking and rail-thin at fifteen and still is at fifty-one - with appreciation! It's all natural too; she's never dieted a day in her life, and she doesn't do anything to her face and hair but wash them. She is one of the least vain people I've ever known. I have never known her to use her looks as leverage in any interaction, or to tell anyone that their struggle with their weight was their fault. Not all beautiful women are monsters of narcissism.
Actually, in high school and afterwards, I've also known plenty who weren't that hot but thought they were, and were monsters of narcissism without looks as their excuse, and God help the man who said "I do" to these she-beasts...
I Am Pretty And Your Kind Oppress Me and Sabotage My Life Even When I Help You! And Women Suck! There! - i resent this article. I am one of the prettier of my friends, and i am extremely nice to them, and yet i still will get ditched and treated poorly. Most people just assume that you are ***** even if they never met you. Their jealousy is obvious and leaves you abandoned. I always include and invite everyone no matter what they look like. I never want anyone to feel alone, but the jealousy factor is still there. Even after numerous talks, their insecurities still get the best of them. They are afraid I will steal the good looking guys when I go out with them or when I do actually meet someone, they try to sabotage the situation. When I will go out of my way to help them. Being friends with girls is hard.
Beauty Is Internal! Also, the Bitches Will Get Old and Ugly and I Will Laugh! These Positions Are Not Contradictory At All - What is this "beautiful" and "ugly" yardstick everyone is arguing about? I assume it is superficially based. I personally would not call a person beautiful if their personality sucks. Having people actually like for your compassion, humor or honesty is more important regardless of your appearance. I feel sorry for those so called "beautiful" people b/c a day will come when they are no longer the hottest doughnut at the Krispy Kreme. We all get OLD and no amount of plastic surgery will cure that! These girls will have a rude awakening (to go with their attitude) when they HAVE to depend on their brains and not their bodies to survive. Beautiful is as beautiful does!
Stereotype Are True! Including the Fat Ones! Because God Knows It's Been Like Five Comments and No One Mentioned Fatties! - It's hard to stereotype an entire class of people like this, without a negative reaction by some. However, I tend to agree with the article. The better looking you are the more you are used to getting your way. The uglier the more accomodating you need to be to get by. Over time this definitely shapes a persons personality.
There are of course, exceptions to every rule, but that doesn't mean the rule still isn't mostly true. There is even a "fat girl syndrome" that most people are aware of, where the fat girl is super nice to everyone.
Who Is Going to Protect the Vulnerable Unprotected Class of Pretty Girls? Me! - This is one of the most ignorant articles I've ever read. Did she get paid for this? This just sounded like minority bashing to me.
Let Me Tell You Of My Victimization By Girls Less Hot Than Me - I am a pretty woman. Not goregous, but pretty. Some women do not treat me the same as their not as pretty friends because they expect me to be a certain way. I have been labeled stuck-up, a slut when younger for even kissing a boy even though I was the least experienced of the group, and I think that this woman is simply jealous. The aruguments and things that happened to her in her friendships came from her own insecurities.
There are like, five thousand of these Or something. Firefox stopped wanting to load circa 225.
Now, I'm pretty sure I am being petty and hypocritical, because it's not like I haven't trotted out some of that when I was younger, and maybe after, and maybe every goddamn time the female geek stereotype shows up, and random other occasions that I want a hit of self-esteem and skinning another woman to get it seems pretty darn justifiable. And if I don't say it, I think it.
While I was sitting here, working myself down from a case of self-righteousness, I realized I was humming Avril Lavigne's "I Want to be Your Girlfriend". Taylor Swift's "You Belong to Me". And you know, I'm going to mock, but it's not like I don't know that I don't own a single song that celebrates the friendship between women, and I can't even name one.
So. I want a drink.
ETA: Comments have recommendations of songs that celebrate relationships between women, and the truly awesome kiezh has several linked in this comment.
ETA 2: rhea314 here has a list of songs, and a mediafire link here.
boggit links here for another.
Below cut, accumulated song list from comments. That is many songs.
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - cat_77 comment link
Sisters of the Canyon by Joni Mitchell - pennyplainknits comment link
Goodbye Earl by Dixie Chicks - brown_betty comment link, strina comment link, and proleptic_fancy comment link
Dar Williams by You're Aging Well - kiezh comment link
Hot Soup by Luray Women - kiezh comment link
Who We Are by Beth Nielsen Chapman - kiezh comment link
Small Mended Corners by Talis Kimberley - kiezh comment link
Comfort by Deb Talan - kiezh comment link
Wait Until Morning by Deidre McCalla - kiezh comment link
L.O.V.E. by Ashlee Simpson - kiezh comment link
Sistersong by Rachael Sage - kiezh comment link
Breathe (2 am) by Anna Nalick - kiezh comment link
32 flavors (by Ani DiFranco) by Alana Davis - kiezh comment link
Whatever it takes by Sinead Lohan - kiezh comment link
Neighborhood Girls by Suzanne Vega - vito_excalibur comment link
Porch Songs by Chris Pureka - vito_excalibur comment link
I Believe in You by Amanda Marshall - carnadosa comment link
I Will Be Your Friend by Amy Grant - carnadosa comment link
Nuevas Senoritas by Indigo Girls - rhea314 comment link
She's Saving Me by Indigo Girls - rhea314 comment link
You and Me of the 10,000 Wars by Indigo Girls - rhea314 comment link
Virginia Woolf by Indigo Girls - rhea314
Shame On You/Get out the Map? by Indigo Girls - rhea314 comment link
As Cool As I Am by Dar Williams - rhea314
The Christians and the Pagans by Dar Williams - rhea314 comment link
Fishing in the Morning by Dar Williams - rhea314 comment link
Your Fire Your Soul by Dar Williams - rhea314 comment link
Genevieve by Girlyman - rhea314 comment link
Girl by Destiny's Child - rhea314 comment link
Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler - Anonymous comment link
Chiquita by Abba - Anonymous comment link
Sophia by Nerina Pallot - out_there comment link
If My Sister's in Trouble by Lady Soul - ascetic_hedony comment link
Four Women by Nina Simone's - ascetic_hedony comment link
Sister Kate by Ditty Bops - inteligrrl comment link