Monday, November 19, 2007

Thank Goodness for Katie-Girls

It's not easy being a pain in the ass. It takes courage and stamina.

Life would be far simpler if we were all just nice, agreeable girls who never spoke our minds and never uttered cross words. Men could make all the decisions and set the social standards and we could all just sit by, nodding our heads and reapplying our lipgloss. Everyone would be happy and doors wouldn't get slammed as often.

But how incredibly boring we would all be.

I watched The Way We Were last night and it reminded me of how important it is to speak up and rattle cages now and then. If you haven't seen the movie, rent it. Robert Redford (ggggrrrrrrrrr) and Barbra Streisand (like buttah) are so amazing as a volatile young couple trying to find their ways—together and separately—in their careers and the world. She won't take his crap. Or anyone's for that matter. And he can't deal with her strength of character. They have so much passion, but they just can't make it work. He just doesn't have the energy for her.

She could become a simple girl. She could tone down her opinions and quiet her diatribes. But that would mean losing herself just to keep him. And who wants to do that?

No one should. We are all far more interesting because of our sharp edges and unique outlooks. We should never be voiceless or soft just because we're afraid we'll lose our men. We should be Katie-Girls! Girls who fight for what they believe in, and aren't afraid to say what they mean.

We may be thought of as pains in the ass, but at least we'll remain true to ourselves. And when it comes down to it, we're all we've got.

Oh, and we always have Meeeemmmooooriiiies.....

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