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(she/her) Vera Tanas is a junior, and this is her second year on staff. She is the copy editor and art editor for the West Side Story website. Outside of journalism, Vera enjoys playing soccer, listening...

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The “girl‘s girl” stance

Join Neema Ash ‘25 and Defne Bayman ‘24 as they discuss the backstory of what it means to be a “girl‘s girl.”
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Defne Bayman
Come with Neema Ash ‘25 and Defne Bayman ‘24 as they discuss the antithesis of the pick me: the girl’s girl.

Alongside the rise of the “pick me” has come its antithesis: the girl’s girl. The two terms are used to contrast each other, with “pick me” being an umbrella term for anyone whom the general populace dislikes, and “girl’s girl” to anyone’s favorite celebrity. However, what really is a girl’s girl?

TikTok generally defines a “girl’s girl” as “a girl who has respect for female etiquette.” However, with the rising popularity of the term has come its inevitable overuse, and the term “girl’s girl” is now gaining new definitions beyond its original, easy-to-do characteristics. With the overuse of the term has come the inclusion of celebrities into the trend, but what happens when we worship celebrities without truly knowing who they are, and should we continue to keep them on this high pedestal?

 

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Neema Ash
Neema Ash, FOJ Intern
Neema is super excited to be an intern this year on staff. She is a junior this year.
Defne Bayman
Defne Bayman, Communications Coordinator, Artist, Reporter and Photographer
(they/she) Defne Bayman is a senior this year, and has been on Print for two years and joined Web this year. They are the communications manager for all of WSS, along with an artist, designer, photographer, and reporter. When they're not in school, they're at work, out shopping, or watching a new niche movie.
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