The terrifying realization that you might miss your only true love because of timing.
Those are your options.
Ho hum..missing my Den friends..
There are few things I find more satisfying than the first few bites of a freshly opened bag of Pirate’s Booty. Yup, that’s all.
Oh heyyy Andre 3000
Like any ambitious female liberal arts college student, I took an “Intro to Feminism” class and loved the way it challenged my perception of what feminism really is and led me to question the roles of sex and gender that have been created and maintained in our society. Blah blah blah, I know. Bear with me. While the dictionary defines feminism as: “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men,”, I’m still not sure if this alone holds the standards and qualifications that I think are essential when considering who or what is a modern 21st-century feminist. What I do know is that, while I can’t point out exactly what it is, there are some women in pop culture that just exude these certain qualities I find so admirable. So here, in no particular order, is a list of women that I believe best exemplify my own interpretation of what a true feminist is today:
- Ellen DeGeneres: Let’s be real here. She’s a lesbian with a hot wife, I mean, come on! She isn’t afraid to tease and mess with the most serious and straight-edged celebrities and musicians on her talk show, but is so obviously genuine with everyone she meets. Ellen is also one of the newest spokespeople for CoverGirl makeup. The opening line to her first commercial? “Hey wrinkle-face!”
- Samantha Jones: I know she’s a fictional character and I know she’s kind of old news, but hear me out. Of all the Sex and the City women, Samantha by far has the strongest nature because she knows exactly what she wants and she is not afraid or embarrassed or ashamed of it. She is confident. She didn’t like that Smith outbid and bought that ring for her because she wanted to buy it for herself. What I appreciate most about Samantha is that she loves herself so much and she always makes herself her own priority. She is not narcissistic, but she knows that if she can’t love herself first, others won’t be able to love her either. A lot more people need to learn to do this.
- Tina Fey: She’s smart. She’s funny. She so perfectly epitomizes single, hard-working, quirky, awkward, unlucky-in-love women everywhere through the genius that is Liz Lemon. She has a huge scar across her face. She never has a good hair day. (Sorry, but its true). She wears glasses. She has totally redefined what it means to be sexy. Thank god for Tina Fey.
- Beyonce: D-I-V-A. And not in the obnoxious Mariah Carey way. She is beautiful, soulful, and has true talent. Even if you don’t like her music you can’t deny she has an amazing voice and killer thighs. What I admire most about Beyonce is her love for her husband, Jay-Z. The genuine happiness she exhibits when she’s around him is irrefutable. Even her music has a much more radiantly positive tone to it now than it did before. This is not to say Beyonce needed a man to make her happy, but instead proved that it’s okay to love someone, and that when you do find love you should be proud of it.
Who would be on your list?
- Mom: I don't like when those fatties dance around.
- Me: Mom, that's bad!
- Mom: Bleh...John Travolta does make a good one though.
"And it’s not because I’m lonely and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
Here’s to a fabulous 2012.