sticks and stones

basicbitch_jenniferherd

you just can't win

I don’t know about you guys, but my Hallowe’en came and went in a big ol’ blur. I can’t believe it’s over! And now I’m putting together shopping lists for Christmas! Time flies.

Also, I wrote this comic because I’m not a fan of the whole “basic bitch” label. I know it’s meant to be funny, but to me, it’s just plain rude, and no different from any other name we slap on each other. I have to laugh when we make fun of someone for being interested in mainstream things like Starbucks and Ugg boots and social media apps, because when I was a youngun, any mean comments were directed at the person who did things that were out of the ordinary. Now geek has become chic, and all the judgemental types have run out of reasons to pick on the gamers and comic enthusiasts of the world. We’ve basically traded one set of victims for another.

And I don’t think I really have to say it, but the other reason the “basic bitch” thing gets to me is, well, it’s not a very nice thing to call a woman. It might be a word that close friends can say to each other in a situation where they’ve mutually decided it’s ok. It’s not something you call a stranger, ever. There’s also the history of female oppression behind the word “bitch,” but I’ll leave you kids to google that stuff if you’re interested.

Anyway, on a lighter note, anybody see Big Hero 6 yet? I’m going on Wednesday, so no spoilers, please! (Baymax is so cute!!)