Like a ‘white girl’



Perhaps some of you are familiar with the phrase “like a white girl”. It is often used when describing how much one loves delicious beverages from Starbucks, or the caressing touch of an Ugg boot against one’s foot.

Not only is this phrase demeaning to anyone who is a girl and is white, but I find it personally insulting. The “species” of the “white girl” is defined by Urban Dictionary as “a creature who often posts pictures of Starbucks on Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook. Often wears leggings and Ugg boots… You will always see a white girl with her Ugg boots on, leggings on, and iPhone at Starbucks.”

So basically, society says that the white girl can not amount to anything more than the value of her Starbucks, Ugg boots, leggings, and iPhone.

First, since I can be considered a “white girl”, I can tell you that Starbucks is awesome. They have great coffee. Second, Ugg boots are the most comfortable things for feet ever invented so hats off to you, Australia. Third, leggings also are great because they allow the freedom of movement for one’s legs while simultaneously making one’s butt look good which, to attain both qualities, is not so easy to come by. Last, EVERYONE HAS AN IPHONE. IT IS NOT JUST WHITE GIRLS.

I am a white girl and I do all of the things stated above. But I also shoot guns, do jiu jitsu, hike mountains, play soccer, and enjoy a good cheeseburger. And I know lots of other “white girls” who do the same.

I am tired of “like a white girl” causing shame.

So, I say it is time that we white girls stop being ashamed of our stereotypical joys because they make us happy and start standing strong. Peace, justice, and Starbucks for all!