I'm nt like the others girls
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, ϟ 0 shout(s)
It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like
other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus,
never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for
women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not
the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us
are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing,
appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond
cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need
to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true
for other girls, but not for you.