March 31, 2010

Mean Girls (and skinny post-baby mommas)

Filed under: Media — Tags: , , , , , , , — Melanie @ 9:44 pm

Life and Style and Us Magazine tapped into the stereotypical catty, bitchy, mean girl archetype on this week’s covers (don’t get me started on Kourtney Kardashian’s post-baby bikini body given my recent post and Kourtney’s outrage at being photoshopped).

Vienna slams Ali! DWTS (Dancing with the Stars) drama! Pam hates Kate. DWTS feuding already!

It’s a standard assumption and expectation that all girls and women are never really friends with another girl or woman, at best we’re “frenemies.” Afterall, all girls and women are jealous, vindictive, competitive bitches. Don’t believe me? See my recent post, She’s Probably a Bitch.



  1. I hate that women internalize these messages unconsciously and THEN decide that they don’t like women and/or don’t want to be women. It’s a pretty ingenious way to propigate misogyny through women themselves.

    Comment by Lani — April 2, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

  2. The media has a way of using sterotypes and imagery that pits women against each other. As long as women are fighting against each other, very little progress can be made on the feminist front.

    Comment by Pamela Arturi — April 2, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

  3. […] us at every check-out counter, girls and women are competitive, back-stabbing, smack-talking “mean girls.” You know, those bitchy girls who don’t have friends but have plenty of […]

    Pingback by Feminist Fatale » Sisterhood is (Still) Powerful — June 16, 2010 @ 9:20 am

  4. Thanks-a-mundo for the post. Really Cool.

    Comment by Brisa Eldridge — February 3, 2012 @ 2:17 am

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