Yes, I am a girl.
However, there are many things that girls do that I simply do NOT understand, and that make me feel awkward when I am pushed to become a part of. Through nearly four years of living in dorms full of girls, I have made many observations that frustrate me.
Here are a few off the top of my head:
1. Having "girls only" dinner parties.
The attendees at these dinner parties tend to be a bunch of self-domesticated, average, single females. These are the girls who are essentially (though secretly) bitter that they don't have a man. Therefore they get together to cook themselves a "fabulous" dinner, just to show themselves how much they don't need a man! They even go the extra mile to dress up for themselves and their amigas. Ha! That'll show em.
2. Attending fancy school banquets and dances as a group.
This could go along with number one, simply with the motivation. These girls don't NEED a date to go to banquets. They have each other! Besides, when all the girls get all dressed up together, they are much better at helping out with eachother's hair and makeup. Who needs guys? Note: This does not apply to the "group dates" that include members of both sexes.
3. Mandatory hanging out and traveling in a pack.
Really? Must we always go everywhere together? It's all well and good to want to hang out with your friends, but you can't get passive-aggressively angry with me if I've already made other plans! Also, some of us girls make other plans on purpose, simply to avoid the herd dinners and hangouts. Too much is too much!
Now this I can't stand. Most people would say they want friendships and relationships based on honesty. But I'm serious. When you hang out with a group of girls, and all they do is badmouth the one girl who's not present, you must wonder what they say when you're not with them. These are not friends, these are gossips, who only maintain conversational friendships with one another in order to have something to rave about when that girl leaves the room.
5. Taking self-photoshoots, editing them to the max, and posting albums full on facebook.
Basically, it's insane that these girls spend hours making themselves look good on a computer. Poor viewers! They see these photos and think the girl actually can look that good in real life. It's all about the poses and the editing. Let's just say you don't want to see the 200 unedited, unflattering photos that were taken at the same time those 10 super-sexy-gorgeous ones did. Good luck distinguishing reality, folks!
To sum it all up...
photo of me, and how I feel when trapped among various girl-group-situations