OK, OK, I know this doesn’t really belong in this category… but. Everyone made fun of me Sunday at Paulette’s for wanting to see “Mean Girls.” Well, hello?! SNL’s peerless (and sexy) Tina Fey wrote the screenplay. If it’s half as good as her work on Weekend Update, it will be well worth the ticket price. She’s one of the smartest, sassiest comedians out there, with a very wise feminist slant… maybe if more people paid attention to the politics of high school women wouldn’t get to college thinking feminism is a dirty word. It’s based on a well-reviewed nonfiction book titled “Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.”
Maria’s income disparity, that is. Or her lack of access to the best healthcare? Or her desire to have enough information to make informed choices about her reproductive health options?
You pretend those issues don’t exist.
We’ve been a bit obsessed of late about the fate of the gay boys (and girls) but Pam wisely pointed out that the whole female half of the country (and world) have plenty to worry about too. In the jeering voice of Gwen Stefani, and the interests of equal time, we offer a new category for tracking these issues: “I’m Just a Girl.”
Take this pink ribbon off my eyes
And it’s no big surprise
Don’t you think I know
Exactly where I stand
This world is forcing me
To hold your hand
‘Cause I’m just a girl, little ol’ me
Don’t let me out of your sight
I’m just a girl, all pretty and petite
So don’t let me have any rights
Oh…I’ve had it up to here!
You go Gwen, and all the rest of you girls, too!