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Girl Collective Consciousness and Whatnot

13 July, 2004 (23:30) | Women

A few days ago, neverieven began discussing the stupidity of males and the reasons behind it. One of her theories was that it was all due to Girl Collective Consciousness, a group understanding of what’s expected about boys. The entire theory, as stated in this thread, centers around the fact that guys just don’t understand what’s expected of them by women as a whole.

Though it’s only a brief excerpt from her post, this section sums up what began the Collective Girl Consciousness debate in neverieven‘s journal:

The universal so-called “stupidness” of most boys is mostly a manifestation of their inability to read girls’ minds. Not the minds of individual girls, but the Girl Collective Consciousness.

Because, what you’ll find (or at least what I’ve found) is that when a girl thinks a boy is being stupid – any other girl she talks to about it will agree that the boy is engaging in massive stupidity. Because he should know these things. I mean we all know these things! Aren’t these sorts of things common sense?

My response adjusted that theory a little:

As for boys being stupid, we are. That’s why I try not to play games and go with the straight forward approach to almost anything. If someone wants to know something, ask. If someone wants something done a certain way, tell me. If someone wants anything at all, request it. Just please, be clear. And don’t ask stupid questions like “do I look fat in this.”

And contrary to your theory that we don’t know what the Girl Collective Consciousness knows, there are, to my knowledge, four different schools of Girl Collective Consciousness: Sorority Girl, High School Girl, Outcast Girl, and Feminazi. Obviously, these groups do overlap in many ways, but in general, there are multiple expectations for guys. Because you can’t please all the people all the time without being a servile robot, those guys who have ever even glimpsed the Girl Collective Consciousness have collectively decided to ignore it in favor of being stupid and allowing ourselves to fit into the stereotypical roles we’d be given due to the ignorant members of our group.

In addition, there’s the question of comfort. If a guy is uncomfortable, he relegates himself to primordial thought processes, leaving him with sex and violence on his mind. It does not take much to make a guy uncomfortable, as we generally are anyway, but you’ll notice that when a guy ends up in a comfort zone, we can often be intelligent, eloquent, and completely non-stupid.

Of course, as many minority members realize, it’s fun to exacerbate others by falling into stereotypes while under the discerning eye, so if you’re watching too closely and care, many a guy will be purposefully stupid in an effort to create amusement for you, him, and others. Finally, what would people have to talk about if guys weren’t stupid and girls weren’t crazy? It is 95% of our daily thoughts and conversations.

Of course, knowing my broad generalizations, someone (jellied) had to question what my categorization was. I found the different categories so interesting, I’ve decided to post them here. So without further ado, the 4 (ammended to 5 thanks to ironhawke) categories of Girl Collective Consciousness:

Personally, I’m a people watcher with a sociological interest which makes making lists oh so easy and fun. Just a reminder that I am a guy and probably have a skewed view of things, so please bare (bear?) with me. Also note that these categories are titled in this manner simply because of the frequency in each group to appear in this manner (i.e. – not all “sorority girls” are in sororities).


High School Girl – The first stage of Girl Collective Consciousness, the high school girl is generally naive and doesn’t have many expectations about guys. While occasionally sexually active, they generally giggle and are playful even when they don’t realize they’re coming off as coy to guys. Easily the most confusing category, the high school girl lacks knowledge of self, therefore making them far more likely to come off as crazy. Luckily, the high school girl is equally matched by the high school guy, who doesn’t know himself either.

Sorority Girl – The second stage of Girl Collective Consciousness, the sorority girl is looks obsessed. They expect complements and sly looks, even if they say they don’t like being oggled and treated like meat. Please note that being treated like meat is not the same as being sexually assaulted, which is certainly not being requested via hidden language in the dress code. They generally conform to the view that all guys are eternally in the uncomfortable mode, and therefore only really care about sex and violence. Though the sorority girl may come off as “slutty” or “loose,” this is often not the case. More than likely, the category should be more closely associated with drama queens and attention whores.

Outcast Girl – This category might also be termed “The Knowledgeable Woman,” since the outcast girls generally know themselves and have specific expectations of guys. The most prominent expectation is “don’t do that,” whatever that may be. In fact, “that” changes on a regular basis, making it extremely difficult for guys to keep every “that” clear in their minds. The outcast girl often wants a sensitive man, or at least one who can understand her.

The Independent Girl – The independent girl is odd category, as it both shares a distaste for men and boys, and yet still uses and abuses them whenever they feel the need. These women assert themselves, which is a good thing, and can survive well on their own, but they still conform to the standard social values of relation ships. In essence, these women don’t generally have as high expectations of men, and in fact find their way into relationships easily. Still, these women generally have issues with commitment and often seem to use their partners. Some sub-categories of the Independent Girl: “That cheating whore,” “High School Sweetheart,” and “I can’t believe she used me for sex… SWEET!”

Feminazi – Finally, off on its own off-shoot is the Feminazi. I hate using that term, since it’s often associated with man-hating feminists and lesbians, and this does not necessarily include or disclude them. the Feminazi is in a constant state of “guys suck harder than an altar boy.” They firmly believe that all men are evil, and only put up with them when they really feel they have to. Many women move into this mode for brief periods after being dumped or cheated on.


Obviously these categories aren’t complete. If you have an addition or a complaint, please voice it and I will do my best to address it.

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  • I unlocked that post if people want to read it.

    Unfortuntely, I have a test tomorrow morning, so need to crash. But I’m definitely interested to read this post when I have a free moment.

  • I unlocked that post if people want to read it.

    Unfortuntely, I have a test tomorrow morning, so need to crash. But I’m definitely interested to read this post when I have a free moment.

  • Fixed. Feel free to read it whenever. It’s mostly just copied and pasted from your comments section.

  • Fixed. Feel free to read it whenever. It’s mostly just copied and pasted from your comments section.

  • i just jerked it to the description of high school girls

  • i just jerked it to the description of high school girls

  • I always wanted my journal to be stimulating… I just never thought it’d be manually.

  • I always wanted my journal to be stimulating… I just never thought it’d be manually.

  • I’m sorry. Matt infiltrated your journal.

  • I’m sorry. Matt infiltrated your journal.