But regardless of my feelings towards reality television (please give me my own show) I think we should explore the Girl Code that isn't always publicized. You know the Girl Code that we just look at each other and just know what the other is thinking.
So let's begin with the thing we talk to most about. Sorry boys, you come second. It's girls. As women we love to have a good gab about what's going on with so-and-so and dissect the latest passive aggressive Facebook statuses about ex boyfriends. My favorite is when we post song lyrics like,
"And I don't know what to do, cause I'll never be with you."
First... is this throwback thursday?? Cause James Blunt is circa 2005 and the last time I heard that song I was being dropped off at the movies by my parents. We get it girlfriend, you like him and he doesn't feel the same. We've all been there. But look at it this way- the guys who make you feel like listening to James Blunt-are NOT worth the James Blunt status. And no matter how many likes you get on Facebook... we all think it's a little sad. #girlcode
When us ladies get dressed in the morning, we rarely take into consideration the thoughts or opinions of our male counterparts. Rather, we dress to impress our fellow female. Why is this? It's because when Shakespeare said "All the world's a stage..." he neglected to mention the critical write ups you can receive after a poorly dressed performance. Girls are worse than Olympic gymnast judges. I mean don't you hate it when you wear an outfit you were already a little iffy on... and then your girlfriends just confirm your fears.
Now let's turn to the men in our lives. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they give us some great material should any of us fail at the whole 9 to 5 routine and need to become stand up comedians. The biggest disconnect I have found between guys and girls in terms of proper code is the length of time a text message should be answered. Texting, I would argue, is the best and worst thing to happen to coed relationships. You might laugh, but go ahead and text that guy you met at the bar last weekend and see how long it takes him to respond. After 5 minutes of only getting texts from your mom, you've written off the guy who guessed your favorite drink. I mean... until he texts you back tomorrow. #letsbehonest
Next on my Girl Code revelations is the issue of how much we all weigh. We all think we need to lose ten to twenty pounds. While in reality, all we really need is a good therapist who can correct the toxic media influence we grew up believe in. When I hear my friends claim their immediate need to lose an outlandish amount of weight, and then they proceed to eat a carton of Ben & Jerrys, or order five vodka cranberries,
I really want to be like, "umm....but I thought you said...."
But you don't, because clearly that would be a violation of Girl Code. Because in reality all we want is to occasionally indulge in some cheese fries and we'll text while walking on the treadmill after. #realtalk
I have to be honest now. I love being a girl, because for all our crazy moments, girls do have one another's backs. [shoutout to my sorority girls] Because if we don't have a united front, there isn't much hope of there ever being a woman President.
Girl Code is in place as a way of us giving one another a reality and saying...
Are we crazy sometimes? Yeah. Do we call halftime on a Friday to run to the bar bathroom and call some new plays on the hotties by the door? Absofreakinlutely. But we're girls and we own it. After all folks, don't forget who runs the world.