makeup
The problem here wasn’t with the makeup, but with who was wearing it.
shoes
I have a photo inventory of my shoe collection. And I'm not trying to be ashamed of that.
judgement
The hyperfocus on what girls are wearing with a healthy heaping of judgment sends precisely the opposite message, underscoring that girls should be constantly concerned about what they are wearing and who might be judging them for it.
princesses
I understand the motivation behind people’s disdain for princesses and the whole princess marketing megashark that never stops swimming and eating all of us. But princesses pretty much kick ass.
brutal honesty
I have so little patience these days with people who declare themselves to be “brutally honest” in the same world-weary, jaded way as someone gritting out, “I’ve been a political reporter in Syria for the last decade or so.”
different is good
I wish I gave a shit about sports, the way Daisy does. But I don't. I care about My Little Pony and glitter instead.
feminism
Every time I post about my nail polish, I feel this frisson of "You are such a silly girl" - as though that's a bad thing to be, not what a "real writer" ought to be writing about. But that's just culturally-ingrained shame talking.