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I Care Less About Beauty, I Just Want Pizza

Hey joons,

It’s been awhile – but I hope you’ve all had a chance to enjoy our wonderful new writers. They’re amaze-balls (I learned that word from Saaghi) and their posts rock so make sure you check it out. :)

Moving on …

I have a bone to pick with my fellow female joons – while I’m sure many men have similar qualities, I’m taking a little break from men right now (or rather, they’re taking a break from me…).

Women are continuously referred to as bossy and more emotional – we’re constantly fighting against the stereotype that our actions are somehow “weaker” than men’s.

Yet despite these fight backs, there are so many times that we embody the exact version of ourselves that we claim not to be.

pradaLet me give you a few examples:

1. The Damsel in Distress:

These dames aren’t just asking for help – they’re whining for it: “I don’t get it. Can you just do it for meeee?”

Omggg I can’t figure out what’s wrong with the printer… Help meeee.

I’ll be honest – I’m guilty of asking for help with the printer. Why can’t it just work all the time?

But personally, I think damsels are just lazy people. Are you really telling me that you can’t read an instruction manual?

I ask for help with the printer only because I know it will take longer to read the directions. <– That’s some serious bullsh!t right there (I’m stopping!!). Honestly, it’s only when I read the damn manual that I learn how to actually do it. You’ll never learn if you’re always asking someone else to do your work for you. The whole “fake it till you make it” thing doesn’t always fly in the long run. People will always know if you’re full of shit.

2. The Drama Queen:

If your boyfriend cheats – then yeah, who wouldn’t be livid? There are just certain life events that transform into such a big deal that a little drama is unavoidable. Those aren’t drama queens. Drama queens are the girls who still cry about things they’d cried about in high school. The “omg she’s dating my crush” shenanigans that really makes me cringe.

If I crushed on every man I thought was attractive and added them to my imaginary “list” – believe me, there probably wouldn’t be anyone left in DC for my friends to date (not a lotta fish in the sea, you dig).

Sometimes we need to chill out. Why are we wasting energy on the less important aspects of our seemingly vast lives? We’re not victims, so we shouldn’t be getting upset over things that are not worth our time.

There are so many other “problems” we can focus on. Why do we make the little things a priority?

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3. Copycats:

It’s unfortunate that women have to prove themselves slightly more than men do. We live in a man’s world and frankly, we’ve succumbed to the rules (in some ways more than others).

We’re constantly proving our capabilities and our willingness to get things done – whether we’re stay-at-home mothers or an executive at a major company…

We all have responsibilities that we want to excel at.

I find that there’s a lot of corruption in life – I read about it in our politics, there’s business corruption, something is always going down. But I’ve realized that the truth always comes out. And if that’s the case then we should always be honest about ourselves. Be upfront about who we are – none of this taking credit for someone else’s work or joke or idea – just offer whatever strengths we already have. No one likes a liar.

Sorry joons – I’ve been a little frustrated with (wo)mankind lately and I decided to give the man-hate (all love, baby) a quick break (even though I’m pretty sure this applies to all you doodools out there too).

Back to my regularly scheduled “slut-shaming” lifestyle next time.

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  1. Billy Django says:

    Also check out the term gaslighting if you haven’t already checked it out. That’s probably the one that’s most enraging from what I’ve heard from friends.

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