on one hand i appreciate feminine girls who embrace their femininity & shout to the world “i am smart!!! i am powerful!!! i am strong!!!” with glitter bows in their hair and their cardigans buttoned up & shit. i appreciate that there are girls who can stick to their 1950s-house-wife aesthetic and also embrace their position in the worlds as strong women women, equal to men
but: Zooey Deschanel needs to calm down with her manic pixie dream girl persona and her projection of all of this bubbly goodness, because it does feed this perception to girls who really like girly stuff that they are mystical and magical and oooooooh so sparkly & special and above everyone else
just because you like cupcakes and ponies and glitter and never wear pants unless you’re doing construction work does not mean that you are ‘stronger’ than a girl who openly hates the girly aesthetic. you are not stronger than her because you “embrace who you are (a girl) and love the glitter and pink polka dotted bedsheets you have and stand up to me saying ‘i am your equal!’”
why are you undermining other girls and promoting this idea that you’re some unique butterfly who’s above it all when all women (all women- lesbian, cishet, black, latina, asian, trans) are in this together? why aren’t you supporting your sisters?? why are you putting them down??
if i have to hear Zooey Deschanel basically imply that women who don’t like cupcakes or sparkles are inherently wrong i will punch a wall