(This was actually written two years ago and I honestly don’t know why I haven’t posted this until now)
I’m starting to become fairly annoyed when I hear females say stuff like “I’m just one of those guys” or “I’m not like most girls”.
I just think we, as women, are giving men too much credit here. Very often, I’ll stumble across a Facebook status or a blog entry pointing out how much of a tomboy they are, or how they’re “like, one of the guys” or that they “never wear any makeup.”
While I’m certain there are straight women out there who really do “think” and “act” like a man, and it’s obviously OK to feel that way, I just don’t think it’s necessary to brag about it as if it was some kind of an accomplishment, when, on the other end, you don’t hear straight men say they prefer wearing skirts, they get along with females more than males, and that they feel like their “one of the girls” because they like going on Pinterest all and watching the Oscars.
I swear, being a girl and acting like one isn’t that bad. In fact, I think it’s awesome really.
This use to be a funny-sounding word until the entire internet started using it for every innocuous and mundane activity. I see it just about everywhere in Facebook statuses, picture captions and Instagram bios. It’s a bummer when a special word gets used so loosely that it has become exceptionally annoying to read and hear.
No. You did not get into shenanigans last night when alls you did was hung out with your friends and laugh hysterically about sharing your favorite episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
No. I won’t follow your Instagram profile because it’s apparently “full of shenanigans” when it only consist of selfies, food, and the occasional airplane window.
Just stahp. Y’all are making me sad.
Dear family, friends and acquaintances, if you can just stop asking me these questions, forever, that’d be great. Thanks.
Q: “Why do you need to wear braces? It looks like your teeth are already straight.” (When I had braces)
A: It means that the braces are working, and without them, my teeth wouldn’t have been straight in the first place.
Q: “Why do you need to exercise? You’re already skinny!”
A: I’m not doing it to lose weight, I’m doing it to stay healthy and build some muscle in various parts of my body.
Q: “When are you getting married?”
A: When are you going to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka?
Q: “Have you finished school yet?” / “What university did you attend?”
A: I never did.
Q: “How much money do you make?”