14 Things Petite Girls Are So Done With Hearing

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“You are so adorable.”

Like…a child? Listen, we appreciate the sentiment behind this compliment. But it stops being something we like to repeatedly hear after the age of like, 7. Sometimes, a girl just wants to be told she’s sexy. You know, feel like an actual adult. A sexy adult. Nobody wants to be a sexy baby. Unless you have some weird fetish that I don’t want to hear about it.

“You make me feel so tall!”

OH MY DEAREST QUEEN/KING, I AM SO GLAD I COULD BE OF SERVICE!! C’mon, there’s a ton of things I could make you feel, but tall? You’re gonna go with tall?! Please. You can pin that on your own genetics, not me.

“You eat a lot for someone so small.”

It’s this crazy thing where we have to eat to sustain life. LOL, right?!?! Food. I can’t believe we eat food either!…

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6 Things No One Tells You About Being A Short Girl

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Besides answering the dreaded, “How tall are you?” upon meeting a new person, and enduring being talked to like a Shih Tzu puppy, these are the things that most people don’t tell you about being petite, coming from a girl who’s aim screen name was CLshorty41 back in the day.

1. People gawk at your shoe size. And seem to be unaware of how the shoe chart system operates. Yes, a 3 in children’s shoes is the same size as a 5 in women’s. I don’t know why this is, but I do know that it is hella’ hard to find a decently priced pair of pumps for an evening out.

2. Everyone will find an excuse to touch you. Maybe this is true for those of you that are above 5 feet  tall as well, but I’ve found that both men and…

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Feminism: ME

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It would be an understatement to say that there has been a lot of debate concerning the word ‘feminism’ and what it means to be a ‘feminist’. To identify yourself as a feminist today would be throwing yourself into a pack of wolves. Multiple packs. A pack of wolves that will give you abuse for being a ‘feminazi’ or a ‘man-hating lesbian’ with no other aims than to promote misandry and overturn the current society into a matriarchal one. However, you could also be throwing yourself into the pack of wolves who do believe in these values, because, let’s be honest, stereotypes do stem from somewhere. You could also be throwing yourself into a pack of wolves that battle oppression with peaceful means and thought provoking words. Either way, identifying as a feminist has always meant that an explanation of what being a feminist means to you must follow.

I remember…

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I Waited Until My Wedding Night To Lose My Virginity And I Wish I Hadn’t

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“Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship. As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, and actions that are known to lead to sexual arousal.”

At the age of 10, I took a pledge at my church alongside a group of other girls to remain a virgin until marriage. Yes, you read that right — I was 10 years old.

Let’s take a look at who I was as a 10-year-old: I was in fourth grade. I played with Barbie dolls and had tea parties with imaginary friends. I pretended I was a mermaid every time I took a bath. I still thought boys were icky and I had no idea I liked girls, too. I…

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Not Everyone Is Beautiful

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Every two or three days, I see an article or blog post or forwarded inspirational quote about beauty. It’s usually something affirming like

“You are beautiful, whether you know it or not.”

“We are all beautiful.”

“Everyone is beautiful to somebody.”

It’s cheerful stuff. It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the internet.

It’s also bullshit.

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And you know it’s bullshit, because you really wanted to laugh at that picture.

Everyone is not beautiful. Some people have tumors the size of a second head growing out of their ears. Some people have skin like the Michelin man. Some people lose fingers, legs, or eyes in horrific assembly-line machine accidents. People have warts and blemishes and hair loss and dead teeth and lazy eyes and cleft palates and third nipples and unibrows.

There are plenty of people that are not physically appealing to look at, the…

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