Aah, the basic bitch. We all know someone like that. They only listen to Taylor Swift or Ariana Grande, and they always have a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte during fall. You roll your eyes when they make another Gossip Girl quote, again. You swear to yourself that you don’t want to be like one of those girls, but why though?
When I was in high school, I found it offensive when someone calls me basic. “I’m not basic!” I said defensively. Growing up being basic was seen as a bad thing. I didn’t want to be like other girls. I didn’t relate with most girls from my school, and I didn’t even try to at least say hi to them. “They’re popular, and they’re all the same, so they must be really mean.” was something that I would say to myself. Then again, I have social anxiety and I avoid any type of social interaction at all cost. I didn’t want to be associated with those type of girls, so I decided to distance myself from that narrative, so I became a “not like other girls, girl”. I only listened to show tunes or classical music, I loved cartoons and I hated coffee.
It wasn’t until I’ve gotten older that I realized that being basic doesn’t equal being mean or conceited. I’ve met some girls who may appear as a “basic bitch”, but they’re some of the nicest people that I’ve ever met. So why do people hate basic girls?
Long story short: people hate teen girls. Lindsay Ellis made a whole video about this topic, so I’m not going to deep into that. I really recommend for you to watch this video to better understand this topic. Basically, society loves to hate feminine things, like makeup or Twilight, while they praise more masculine things. Since when is it wrong to like “girly” things? In this day and age, we shouldn’t be ashamed of liking the things that we like. Whether they’re “basic” or not, and we shouldn’t bring other people down, just because they like “basic things”
I hope you like this pretty long post. Please know that there is nothing wrong with liking basic things.