Sunday, 23 June 2013

It's just, a little crush.

She’s got the hair of Rapunzel, the body of a Grecian Goddess, not to mention she makes you giggle like a school girl. Welcoming the girl crush…

The Urban Dictionary defines a girl crush as, “an overwhelming sense of awe felt by a girl for another girl elicited by varying causes ranging from deep respect to unadulterated lust. May result in the any or all of the following: general euphoria, prolonged sense of inspiration, desire for intellectual-intercourse with crush, simple sexual arousal.”

Take the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for example. Although it may make you want to hibernate for a year, to come out only if you have the body of an Angel, you somehow find yourself mesmorised by the lithe limbs and perfect behinds sauntering down the catwalk. Your boyfriend may be drooling, eyes out on stalks but you don’t care. Why? Because you’re drooling too.

The term girl crush could cause some confusion, it’s not about wanting to pounce on Mila Kunis and drag her to your sex den, it’s about admiring someone. Their looks, their humour, their personality or their great boobs. Video blogger and funny girl Jenna Marbles (who happens to be on the ever growing list of my own girl crushes) made a video on this topic and said, “In my opinion you can love balls and dick and peen and boys or men and still have big, giant girl crushes on girls. Like big time.”

So why now? Females are often believed to be bitches jealous of any other woman who is more skinny, more beautiful, more successful or in a more perfect relationship than themselves but now we’re coveting the beauties that grace our television screens or magazine covers and embracing the lady love. Aisling McDermott of style website explains, “These women have a sense of humour, a sense of style and most of all they look like someone you could be really good friends with. They’re beautiful in an inspirational way, not an unapproachable one.” Take Cara Delevigne for example. She’s a stunning supermodel with A-list friends, an enviable wardrobe and a more than successful career. If stereotypes were anything to go by we’d be foaming at the mouth with jealousy anytime we saw her name (which would be everyday), but instead we’re tweeting about how much we love her or Instagramming her butt-naked LOVE Magazine cover with quirky filters over the top, #QueenCara.

Social media has allowed us to delve in past the perfect photo shoots or carefully rehearsed interviews and see the ‘normal’ people our crushes really are. We can even fool ourselves that we’re friends with them, let’s not pretend we haven’t left a comment on one of Rihanna’s sexy pictures saying “looking fine, girlfriend!” (No? Anyone?). We’re being hit with the biggest wave of girl power since the Spice Girls and it feels good. It’s OK to celebrate other women instead of being torn up by rivalry, get perving girls because the girl crush is here to stay. In the words of Jenna Marbles, “Girls are majestic fucking creatures.” Damn right we are. 

Who's YOUR girl crush?

(A bit of a different blog post, but it's a piece I wrote for my magazine project at uni, hope y'all liked it).

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