Monthly Archives: June 2015

Amy Schumer Shows Why Girls Should Stop Aspiring to Become Princesses

This boss bitch though…

TIME

On the latest episode of Inside Amy Schumer, we were treated to this fake trailer for a movie called Princess Amy, which stars Schumer as a “rancid peasant girl” who learns that she’s actually royalty.

Princess Amy thinks her life is going to become totally perfect and wonderful, but she soon learns that being a Disney-style princess isn’t as great as so many young girls think it is. For example: she is forced to marry her weird, creepy cousin. She’s only 14. Her one job is to produce male heirs. When that doesn’t happen, well, there are extreme consequences.

Maybe it’s finally time for girls to grow up dreaming about becoming lawyers or PR professionals instead.

Read next: Why It Matters That Inside Out’s Protagonist Is a Girl — Not a Princess

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I Live at Home…

Raise your hand if you graduated from college within the last few years. Now raise your hand if you have a job, pay bills and feel like a semi-functional member of society. Great. Finally, raise your hand if you still live with your parents.

Whether you refer to them as your “roommates” or you just leave this little detail out of daily conversation, I feel you. I love my parents. They’re great. They are fair landlords (sorry I haven’t paid rent in 8 months, Ma!). They are considerate roommates and don’t keep me up all night with the ragers they don’t throw. Living with full-blown adults definitely has perks. For me, dinner is usually made. My laundry is typically done and folded. Shit, my Dad even washed my car the other day just because he wanted to. That’s the dream, folks. I do have to shovel snow but I think that’s a fair compromise.

But there is a certain part of me that feels like I’m not a real adult yet. When people find out I live with my parents, they usually chide in with “Oh, you must save soooo much money!” or “Well that’s the smart thing to do until you establish yourself.” Let’s get something straight. I don’t save money. I pay off loans. And I consider myself fairly established. I pay my bills, I own a car, I’ve had steady employment since I graduated from college. I even see a primary care physician once a year because that is what established adults do!

I am in a constant state of dissonance when it comes to living at home. I have clearly outlined a few of the perks. But I struggle with the notion that I’m not where I should be at 25. Or more accurately, I’m not where I wanted to be at 25.  There are reminders that people my parents’ age were married and had children at my age. CHILDREN. What? Why?

I guess I’ve landed on this example of my status as an adult: I am like an adult cat. I can take care of myself, but it’s definitely for the best if someone checks in on me from time to time. So shout out to my roommates for that!

 

6 Facebook Statuses That Need To Stop Right Now

Yassssssss

Thought Catalog

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1. The Cliff Hanger

“Ugh”, “FML”, “Days like these make me so depressed”

You obviously want people to ask what’s going on. About 5% of your Facebook friends will die from curiosity and cave in to ask what’s up, but the other 95% of us know you’re being intentionally vague for attention. It’s annoying. Stop.

2. The Shocker

“Going to the ER”, “Totaled my car”

If you’re going to the hospital or you have just been in an accident of some sort, you probably shouldn’t be making a status about it. This is not an appropriate way to tell your friends and family about something bad. If you’re well enough to post on fb, you can make a phone call.

3. The Private Message

“Omg I know you have your phone on you, bitches need to text back damn”, “Smh why do people have to talk about me behind…

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50 Fun, Cheap Dates (That Aren’t Netflix)

Creative dates are hard to come by. I think part of the dating drought in this age group is boring dates. I would love to go on most of these. What are your favorites?

Thought Catalog

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1. Cheer on an amateur sports team in your city. It’s just as fun as supporting a Real Team but tickets are dirt cheap. My city’s non-pro baseball team has a few dates during the summer where tickets are $5 and they have $1 beers all night. Also, until we got a new baseball stadium whenever there was a home game on a Wednesday you could get in for $3 with a student ID (mine didn’t include a date so no one knew I graduated ~3 years ago).

2. Make a fire outside. This is free and hands down, the best date ever.

3. Go through this list of questions and answer them all, back and forth. Or, use it as part of a game of truth or dare.

4. Bowling is always a fun night out, and if you go during the week you can find somewhere to…

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The Type Of Person You Should Date Based On Your Favorite Harry Potter Character

I am concerned with all things Harry Potter related. Dating is no different #Hermione #duh

Thought Catalog

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Harry Potter

Find a person who values loyalty, integrity, and doing what is right – above all else. They might be stubborn as hell, and brave to the point of recklessness. But they will always do the right thing, no matter how difficult or scary it may be.

Ron Weasley

You need someone who will stand by you and is willing to jump into the deep end when you need them. You value people who have a strong backbone and those who are willing to act, regardless of their insecurities or self-doubt. Often, the most attractive thing you can find in another person is their willingness to fight for what they believe in, in spite of their own vulnerability.

Hermione Granger

You value intelligence, strength, and fierce loyalty in other people. You need someone who, while clever and quick, is also finely tuned…

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