1. Women's magazines. I could write an essay on everything that is wrong with women's mags. Actually, come to think of it, I have. But I won't bore you with 2,000 words. Instead I will just say, they are all the same and they are all evil. Every issue they regurgitate the same stories in a slightly different form and most of those stories do more damage to a woman's self-esteem than good. They tell you which celebrities have gotten fat, only for you to realize what they consider fat is actually four sizes below what is considered remotely healthy. Or they tell you which celebrities are too thin. And then they tell you how you can achieve that perfect level of stick thin that you're taught to aspire to by all of their content. Oh! And don't forget the very informative "how to please your man" feature that pops up in every issue, because, of course, you aren't doing that already, nor could you figure out how to without the help of Cosmo. It amazes me that so many of these magazines still exist. I'm just left to wonder, who's still buying them?
3. Rude people. (I was going to put a picture of Stephanie from Full House saying, "How Rude" here, but the quality wasn't up to snuff. *Sad face*) But photo or no photo, I still hate rude people. I hate people that talk on their cell phone while going through a till or people who don't say thank you or people who don't move out of the way when they're walking right for you. It makes no sense to me why people are like that. I have bad days, but I'm still polite and considerate. So why the heck can't other people be? Some days it seems like we're living in a world full of jerks. Present company excluded, of course.
4. Twilight. I knew from the moment the books became a big deal I would absolutely hate everything about this series. Not because it was a big deal, but because I read one sentence out of the first book. In that sentence, Bella was the most obnoxious, pathetic and helpless character that could possibly grace the pages of a novel. For me, that was enough. I hate weak female characters, especially when a book is targeted at youth. That is definitely not what little girls need to be reading. They don't need to think they're helpless and lost without some sparkling vampire dude. We need some empowered female characters to be role models for all the young ladies out there. So down with the Bellas of the world.
Well there you have it, round two of things I just don't understand.
Last week, I had tons of comments from people who had their own things to add, so I thought I would end this post with those additions.
Things I don't understand: make-up, shopping malls, brand name anything, playing games on Facebook, people wearing headphones while out with other people, people who carry their cellphone like it's precious cargo, fake nails and rude strangers (which made it on my list this week).
What would you add?