I'm here to dispel some myths. About me or other humans who may have the same tendencies as I do. I want to share some pretty blatant stereotyping that people love to engage in with me. It's funny a lot of the time, and I partake in making fun of myself a good deal. Which is all fine and good until it goes too far and people just act like jackholes about it and the proverbial straw is broken.
PRETTY GIRLS ARE BORING.
This one grinds my gears lately. I had nothing to do with the way I was born or who I was born to. I had no call on my genetics. I look this way. It doesn't define me as boring. I'm a pretty girl. So what. Get over it. It's about the least interesting thing about me. It's sometimes a character defect. I hear women especially say all the time, "pretty girls don't have a personality" or "pretty girls just rely on their looks and they don't develop other facets". I call bullshit. If you have read me or know me, you know I am so much more than a pretty face. I resent the fact that women who think of themselves as less than pretty - and who the hell can say what that even means - get to bash me because I look like I do. So, if women (in their own words) who think they aren't pretty get to be funny and smart to make up for it, then what, am I just shit out of luck because of my looks? I don't accept that. I strive for way more. And all you pretty girls out there that think you have it made, you lose. You will have nothing one day soon if that's all you have.
VEGES ARE JUDGEMENTAL.
I've been Vegetarian since I was 18. That means I've had 20 years of people giving me shit for MY OWN CHOICE. Seriously, why does it make people so angry that I - NOT YOU - choose to not eat flesh? I cannot tell you how many people want to spar with me about this. After 20 years, I still don't get it. Again, I don't tell you how to eat, why don't you not worry about what I'm eating. This is a stereotype for a reason, and there are a lot of militant Vegetarians and Vegans out there who will be dicks and never make a good impression. I am not one of these people. I love animals. I cannot eat them because I love them so much. Done, the end, finished. You don't need to be so aggressive with me because I skipped the turkey and drink almond milk. And never said one word about it, I might add. People are afraid of what they don't know I guess, and I'm open to talking about it, but with all the aggression directed my way over the years, I'm wary. But I will talk if you calmly ask me about it.
SOBER PEOPLE ARE A BUZZ KILL.
Ah yes. Here we are. Katy is sober and therefore, she will judge me for drinking too much. NOT TRUE. Again, if you hang out with me at all or read me, you know that I encourage drinking by people who can handle it. My husband drinks. My husband eats meat. And he will be the first to tell you I have never once tried to alter either of these aspects of him. If you drink, great! Have some for me. I can't do it. Anything you feel about me being sober is about you. It's not me giving you any kind of vibe about it. Deal. Also, I'm way funnier and sharper sober than I ever was drinking. So today, I have the best time sober. Which means WE have the best time when I'm sober. You're welcome. It's only a big deal if you make it a big deal.
BLONDES AREN'T VERY BRIGHT
Ok, first of all, I am a bright shade of blonde. I play a dumb blonde. I get to surprise people all the time with my depth and my brain. Seriously, people are shocked. It works to my advantage. Now, I know I am ditsy and spazzy and tend to be a bit daft, but truly, hair color does not determine brain quality any more than wearing spectacles does. That just means you have bad eyesight. Thanks genes! And I do wear glasses too. So, suck it.
Have we cleared all this up? I am just another bozo on the bus, like all of you. Let's not get all ugly with each other. Life is hard enough. Live and let live? Works for me.