This video sparks conversation about whether or not “cool” girls actually exist like in the Anne Helen Peterson article about Jennifer Lawrence, “Cool Girls don’t have the hang-ups of normal girls: They don’t get bogged down by the patriarchy, or worrying about their weight. They’re basically dudes masquerading in beautiful women’s bodies, reaping the privileges of both. But let’s be clear: It’s a performance. It might not be a conscious one, but it’s the way our society implicitly instructs young women on how to be awesome: Be chill and don’t be a downer, act like a dude but look like a supermodel.” While Anne Helen Peterson says that the “cool” girl is just an act the Pop Trigger hosts question whether a girl can actually like football, beer and junk food. Granted, the Pop Trigger hosts say some offensive things along the way, but I think they do a decent job at bringing up different dimensions of the idea of the “cool” girl.
They reference a Jezebel article written by Tracy Moore that also labels the “cool” girl as something put on to impress men, or, more specifically, nothing more than a “phase”.
Link to the Jezebel article: http://jezebel.com/the-cool-girl-is-not-fiction-but-a-phase-1642985632