Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cool Girl

Some randoms ago, I random'd about how a friend and I were talking and she said something about most girls who have a lot of guy friends tend to let a lot of things slide when they are in a relationship. I also added at the time that my random probably didn't make sense and I am sure it doesn't at this time. I read Gillian Flynn's book "Gone Girl" some time ago and there's a part where she describes a character as a "Cool Girl" - in summary, it's basically the girl who is everything she thinks a guy wants in a girl and anything but herself. When I read that part, I was reminded of my random thinking, "hmm this could be applied to that". So, I'll just drop that part of the book and y'all tell me what you think.

"Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.
Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)”
PS I have to say I chuckled at an article I read that wondered if the author hated women or if it was just keeping in character with the protagonist. Anyways, let me know. What do you think?


Original Mgbeke said...

This is hilarious. I do see her point. Sometimes i think that to men, the grass is always greener on the other side. They might be with someone, but regarding some other female as the "cool girl" because she's everything his girlfriend isn't. But the instant he starts to date the so-called "cool girl", she won't be so cool anymore.

The author is a little snippy with her POV though. Maybe some cool girls really do exist, like a needle in a haystack. On the flip, a bunch of them ma just be out there forming cool.

mizchif said...

So i like to think of myself as a cool girl but reading that description, errr......... I'm definitely not cool.

But oh cool girls out there, be not fooled, you will chug down beers with him and ignore the mess he and his friends make when they're over playing video games, then he will up and marry a very meek and mild not cool girl. Beware.

Tayne, this word verification for today be like verbal apptitude ogini?