Link Love II

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-We’re not all crazy fake breasted bitches and other stereotypes about Latinas that need to  die (Cosmopolitan.)

-“I’m not a regular Archie, I’m a cool Archie!” New and improved version of our favorite redhead now sends texts, instagrams but is still in the same love triangle with Betty and Veronica (Mashable.)

-7 married men explain why they talk shit about marriage even though they love their wives (Women’s Health.)

-Bring on the legwarmers! Here’s a roundup of the  80’s most popular workouts (FabFitFun.)

-Since we’re talking about past decades, here are 31 beauty products every 90’s girl will recognize (Huffpost Style.)

-To continue the walk down memory lane, here is the history of the “Ballet Body” throughout the decades. (Vogue.)

-17 Disney quotes that offer timeless wisdom. (Elite Daily.)

-And for Harry Potter fans, here are 25 Harry Potter quotes to brighten your weekend (Bustle.)

-It’s not all Namaste’s and Om’s in the yoga world. Here’s what happens when yoga teachers behave badly. (The New York Times.)

-You won’t believe what Cindy Crawford studied in College. (Purewow.)

 

Why Are Dark Haired Girls Always The “Bad” Girls?

Original article published in Cosmopolitan.

Betty-and-Veronica

She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts
She’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers. 

— 2016 presidential candidate Taylor Swift

Last night I Instant Netflixed an episode of American Horror Story in which an evil little girl murders people, in the style of real-life Mary Bell, with long, dark Wednesday Addams braids. And this morning Reese Witherspoon returned to her blonde locks after her brief, ill-fated stint as a brunette. OK, in Reese’s case it’s a pretty clear PR-recommended move to erase her arrest from everyone’s mind. Nevertheless, what’s with the zeitgeisty demonization of dark-haired ladies?

I guess we have Archie Comics’ Betty and Veronica to blame for the blonde/brunette dichotomy (although, unfortunately, I can’t say that the concept of two smoking hot, smart, female friends of varying pigmentations fighting over an unremarkable ginger for decades is only confined to comic books). While Betty was a down-to-earth tomboy who could change a tire and “always tried to do the right thing,” Veronica was a high-maintenance, scheming rich girl. (But don’t hate on her. Like Jessica Rabbit, she was just drawn this way.) We all knew Archie would end up with good-girl Betty. Incidentally, while all of the boys in Archie comics had different facial features, Betty and Veronica’s were identical. Hello, Freud.

The grand tradition continued from our parents’ adolescence to our own — case in point: Blair and Serena on the first few seasons of Gossip Girl — and even hair textures come into the female stereotype mix. On Sex and The City, blonde Carrie brings up The Way We Were to lambast Mr. Big’s “perfect,” icy new brunette wife Natasha. (Basically, Veronica in 3D.)

Miranda: “But he can’t be with her because she’s too complicated, and she has wild curly hair. So he leaves her and marries this…simple girl. With straight hair.”

Carrie: “Ladies, I am having an epiphany. The world is made up of two types of women: the simple girls, and the Katie girls. I am a Katie girl.

(Incidentally, short of a mohawk or an actual shape buzzed up against his skull, I have never heard any kind of assumptions about men’s personalities based on their hair color or hair texture. “His hair is straight, so he must be boring.” Whaaaat?)

In Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me,” Good Blonde Tay-Tay bounces around her bedroom in nerd glasses, Converse and tie-dyed T-shirts while Bad Brunette Tay-Tay – who SO was half a virgin last year! – walks around in stiletto heels and B*tch Face and lets the boy next door get to third base in the back of her convertible.

BUT CAN’T [HE] SEEEEEEE HE BELONGS WITH [HERRRRRRR]?! (Spoiler alert: Yes.)

So there’s no question why blondes have more fun — everyone assumes us dark-haired ladies are either waiting for a guy to drape his coat over a sidewalk puddle or stabbing a 4th grade playmate with a pair of kitchen scissors.

A severe case of Razbliuto

In everyone’s past, there’s a love they can’t get over, and a summer where it all began

I find it a big coincidence that I woke up to a picture of Mac’s collaboration with Archie Comics on the birthday of the person who triggered my love for Archie Comics.

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Perhaps someday I will fill that void. But for the time-being I’m just gonna buy myself some Archie lipstick.

Razbliuto: (Russian) The void you feel for someone you once loved, but no longer love.