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Who is The COOL Girl?
Transcript of Who is The COOL Girl?
Men actually think this girl exists
Maybe they're fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl.
For a long time Cool Girl offended me.
I used to see men – friends, co-workers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I'd want to sit these men down and calmly say:
You are not dating a woman
you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who'd like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them."
Junot Diaz (author of "
This is How You Lose her
") was quoted:
"I wasn't really encouraged to imagine women as fully human. I was in fact pretty much-by the larger culture, by the local culture, by the people around me, by the people on TV-encouraged to imagine women as something slightly inferior to men."
Women Leaders are...
Roxanne Gay: "[Some] women say, I am mostly friends with guys, and act like [they are] proud of that like that makes you closer to being a man or something or less of a woman as if being a woman is a bad thing.
"The cool girl trope does not
She is a collection of attributes,
a list of someone's favorite things. The real issue is that we are still being boxed into
definitions of what we can be."
- Bim Adewunmi
upon our sisters around the world to be
- to embrace the strengths
and realize their
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