“As soon as teenage girls start to profess love for something, everyone else becomes totally dismissive of it. Teenage girls are open season for the cruelest bullying that our society can dream up. Everyone’s vicious to them. They’re vicious to each other. Hell, they’re even vicious to themselves. It’s terrible. So if teenage girls have something that they love, isn’t that a good thing? Isn’t it better for them to find some words they believe in, words like the ‘fire-proof and fearless’ lyrics that Jacqui wrote? Isn’t it better for them to put those words on their arm in a tattoo than for them to cut gashes in that same skin? Shouldn’t we be grateful when teenage girls love our work? Shouldn’t that be a fucking honor? It’s used as the cheapest, easiest test of crap, isn’t it? If teenage girls love a movie, a book, a band, then it’s immediately classified as mediocre shit. Well, I’m not going to stand for that. Someone needs to treat them like they’re precious, and if nobody else is ready to step up, I guess it’s up to us to put them on the path to recognizing that about themselves.”
Oh boo fucking hoo. They’re not precious. They fucking are a legitimate litmus test for shit.
I’m ignoring the fact that this is about teenage girls, because it’s true of all teenagers, regardless of sex or gender. This is not about the bloody patriarchy at work. It’s about the fact that as a group (NOT AS INDIVIDUALS CALM YOUR FUCKING TITS), teenagers have TERRIBLE FUCKING TASTE. Because you’re a fucking idiot whilst you’re a teenager, so of course you like “mediocre shit”. I liked fucking mediocre shit as a teenager. I liked fucking Tamora Pierce books and I liked to be “random” and I liked heavily doctoring photographs of myself and I liked Legally fucking Blonde. Yeah, I also liked The Great Gatsby and opera and the history of the Russian Revolution, but those weren’t group decisions. Individually, I’m sure teenagers have wonderful and diverse interests. As a group, they follow the pack, and go for what is essentially the lowest common denominator. They like Justin Bieber and Glee and Twilight and Michael Bay films and Nicholas Sparks novels and Hot Topic because these things are fucking simple. A bit like this basic-ass quote that’s just spouting the whole “oh you’re so special and unique and fucking precious” bullshit that appeals to stupid teenagers who have no idea who they are.
So no, it’s not a fucking honour if teenagers like your shit.
Oh, and stop making teenage girls out to be some kind of separate martyred species. Teenage boys have a shitty time too. Which is why they all like shitty stuff. End of story.
Fuck I’m fucking angry tonight.
(Source: psychetimelapse)#There's a fucking reason people hate shit that teenagers like #trigger warning: self-harm