New Girl Wisdom

7:58:00 PM

I love the TV show "New Girl".  I think the characters are hilarious and the situations they find themselves in are absolutely absurd.  The show is also full of amazingly funny and truthful quotes.  Here's one of my personal favorites:

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I think it's so true! What's interesting about Zooey as well as her character Jess is that she often gets grouped into the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" archetype.  Personally, I think the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" is a complex creature.  Yes, in film they are often a supporting character used to help a young man find his way.  He can't see the big picture without her cute and quirky ways.  However, I also think that the real women who are often categorized as such are in fact REAL women.  Like all human beings, they are just as complicated as everyone else.  As a woman it's hard to be yourself and not face criticism.   Your likes and dislikes will be judged relentlessly and you will constantly jump between being seen as too weak or too strong (although too strong is often disguised under the term "too masculine". woof).  But the truth is: it doesn't matter what you like or what you do, you can still be smart, tough, and strong.   

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