Ugg boots and infinity scarves.
Even separately, these things may remind you of something – the Stereotypical White Girl, or a “Basic” girl.
If you love any of these things, you’re instantly labelled this. To escape these labels, you claim that you don’t like them, and stay as far away from them as you can.
You claim that you’re “not like other girls,” shoving other girls down in order to make yourself more unique.
But just like it’s wrong to build your throne out of all the girls you’ve claimed you’re better than, it’s also wrong to call people “basic.”
It’s okay to like Taylor Swift (especially her new single, which is fire). It’s okay to like typical fall outfits (because fall is the bomb diggity and heck yes you look amazing in those boots and scarves). It’s okay to like Starbucks (because Salted Caramel Mocha Frappucinos are God’s gift to mankind).
Since when was it wrong to like things that are specifically marketed to us girls?
The same can be said for guys. If guys like video games, they’re instantly labeled “gamers.” If they like Marvel or DC or are really good at robotics, they’re instantly labeled “nerds.”
I think our society makes such a big deal out of being unique that it’s seen as wrong to like stereotypical things.
Everyone tries so hard to be different that they don’t realize that they’re all acting exactly like everyone else.
This is why it’s so hard for us to admit that we like these things.
But the truth is… it’s okay.
It’s okay to like both Taylor Swift and Twenty One Pilots and Jon Bellion.
It’s okay to like both Starbucks and boba tea and that obscure Japanese drink you saw in an anime.
Our uniqueness is already evident, and expresses itself in both the “basic” things we love and the more obscure things we love.
No two people are alike, and to lump people together based on a single likeness is wrong, plain and simple.
This has been A Rant™.