i mean, duh. cara, sunglasses, symmetry, etc etc etc.
there was no way not posting this was an option because not only is it an obvious choice for me, but i’d also kind of like to mull over some ideas. so i’m gonna step out on a limb right now and ask you all to be patient while i hypothesize that there are three types of female idolization and idealization: glorification of female femininity, glorification of female masculinity, and anti-glorification of women overall. seems simple enough, no? is it totally obvious? maybe i’m out of my league.
but i’ll try.
there’s the obsession over uber feminine fashion, pinterest boards flooded with recipes, mommy bloggers, etsy artists, indie florists, and beautiful shit everywhere.
then there’s the pedestal-placing of girls who don’t give a fuck, girls who only hang out with guys, girls who take on characteristics of men but make it sexy (see image above).
and then there’s the phenomenal paradox that is female anti-glorification. it’s the obsession and infatuation laced with hatred and disgust that only us LADIES really know how to fully achieve. it’s the guilty pleasures: the girls you only follow on instagram because you love to hate them and yet they have 105K followers, which probably means that 50% of those followers are anti-infatuates and the other 50% are gratuitous obsessors. and neither are better than the other.
terms on terms on terms, amirite? at the end of the day, though, it’s safe to say that women just spend way too much time getting off on hating each other. that being said, though, here I AM trying to sum it all up, acting like i’m above it all, shitting on women for being worse at life than me.
ugh. i don’t have any answers.
photo credit: therese and joel