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Confessions of an all-girl college student
Life isn’t easy for girls and especially not when you are a student of an all-girl college. Popular media like television and films continue to glamourize and dramatize the concept of being in an all-girl college and with that in mind, people have already clichéd the ‘all-girl college girl’ role. They have led to some hilarious and annoying myths which they believe are true beyond those walls of the college. It is time to set things straight. Therefore, we shall go through some confessions of an all-girl college girl who I am kind of represents the woes and wonders of being in this position. Ladies, it is time to empathize.
The exotic male species
When you are used to surround yourself in a sea of girls for most of the day, a disruption such as seeing a boy in the campus is sure to startle you. No, it doesn’t mean that we have never interacted with boys but it means that we are curious as to what the male species are doing in our female domain. I’m sure we’ve all had that one male young teacher who was the talk of the campus for at least a few months before things died down. And we may or may not have made absurd theories as to why a guy is lingering around our college.
‘Oh my god, don’t tell me you are a lesbian now.’
When you are in an all-girl college, the comfort level of skinship is high and people can’t seem to accept that. This infamous myth that at least half or more of the girls in a girls’ college are lesbians or bisexual is utterly ridiculous. Listen kids: Just because we are close and cuddly with our female companions doesn’t necessarily mean that we are in a relationship with them. There is something called platonic love and that’s what works here. And besides, our sexuality shouldn’t really bother you.
‘You have a boyfriend? Spill it girl’
This necessarily doesn’t have to be a thing only in an all girl college but the difference is that sometimes we may become over-protective and the whole group might actively take part in deciding whether you should date him or not. What can I say, we do love to have our sister’s backs. So the next time you are dating an all-girl college girl, remember, you are kind of getting scrutinized by the whole class.
'The aunties’ and uncles’ opinions'
Now there two types of these. One: “oh! So you joined an all-girl college? Good decision, it is better to stay away from boys, you can never trust them!”, “my daughter is such a good girl, she goes to an all-girl college!’. Second: “huh? She is sure to become a spoiled brat! God knows what sort of things those girls do! Get her out of that college fast!’, “you won’t be able to catch her, she is going to fly away and think she is better than we are’. I think we can very well define ourselves, thank you.
Ooohhh cat fights!
You may find it hard to believe but the domain of a girls’ college kind of makes realize how dumb these stereotypes about cat fights and jealousy are. We may get jealous at times but that’s just human nature, don’t tie it with something absurd as such as ‘all girl college girls rock in cat fight’. Agreed, some girl may have some residing soul of Regina George and the plastics but you can’t consider a minority to represent the whole.
All girl college girls are all stylish and are desperate for male attention ?
'Oh look, a bunch of feminists'
If considering feminist to be something disgusting wasn’t bad enough, some even have the audacity to poke fun at it. Yes, most of us are out declared feminists and we know that there is nothing wrong in fighting for equality. So please, save your breath.
Sisters for life
Above all, you meet friends and sisters for life. In spite of all the ridiculous myths, you can expect to meet a bunch of friends with whom you can share, connect and feel happy. The fun you have in an all girls’ environment is something unmatchable. No matter what, the bond formed is here is special and words can’t just describe that.