Here’s the thing. I’ve gotten mostly good feedback on my entry titled “teenage girls are fucking stupid these days”. But there have been some people who have struck back on a couple of points. The main two being:
* Not all teenage girls are like that. You’re stereotyping them.
* I’m clearly ignorant about eating disorders
I’ve responded to a few of these, but in typical fashion most people don’t read all the replies before they themselves reply. I can’t really blame them when there are several pages of replies. I’ve done it myself.
So let me clarify a couple of things.
On the first point. I honestly don’t believe most teenage girls are like that. My goal “although the title might suggest otherwise” was to target a certain subset of teenage girls who seek attention in the wrong ways. The type of girls like I describe in my entry.
On the second point. Yes I don’t understand eating disorders as well as maybe I or others should. But in all fairness, I also wasn’t targeting your typical eating disorder type of person. The theme was teenage girls who do stupid things to get attention. My rant was mostly spawned from a xanga blog I stumbled upon which read (and I paraphrase):
“My boyfriend and I met this girl who clearly has an ED. I asked my boyfriend if he thought she was skinner then me and he said yes. Now I’m on a mission to weigh less then her”
Obviously this girl, whoever she is, has some confidence issues. Without doing a complete psych evaluation I’m just going to rant about this type of person instead. You know what gives me the right to do that without the background check, links to reference material and a full course study on the subject matter? This is my blog where I speak my mind. I’m not writing for the New York Times here. I come across something that disturbs me, I rant about it. Simple as that. Never would I have imagined that entry would have gained the attention that it did. Something that took me ten minutes to write, and an additional ten minutes of thought afterwards. That was it.
Oh well. I guess if anything good did come out of it, there have been a few girls with confidence issues who have said “thanks, this is what I needed to hear.”