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Title: So She’s Generic. Woot.

First off, I would like to praise What’s-Her-Name for having the guts to come out and be completely stereotypical. I, too, am a college-age white girl, and I just love when the general public at large assumes that I am a binge-drinking, diet-obsessed bimbo with blonde highlights in my hair and nothing better to do than watch “Sex and the City” with my man-bashing crispy-tan girlfriends. Girl-power!

But seriously, folks, I am all in support of these wonderful, genius flyer-makers (though I can’t imagine who they might be). I also support their decision to criticize the Herald anonymously. I myself have openly criticized the Herald (Motto: “You rant, we slant!”). I received a slanderous, biased article about my friends and me, an editorial page that painted us to be monsters, and an indirect threat of prosecution. The Herald does not take kindly to insults. Insert snippy editor’s note here.

Clearly, the only reason What’s-Her-Name gets away with calling these things “funny” or “cute” is because she is doing exactly what society tells her she should do as a white girl. I’ve got a real news flash for ya here, people: What’s-Her-Name is not breaking any new ground here. I see this girl at least a thousand times a day. I see her talking on her cell phone behind the wheel of the Daddy’s Lexus with no regard for the safety of others. I see her drunkenly stumbling back into her dorm at night, car keys still in hand. She thinks she’s funny. She thinks she’s cute. I think she’s dangerous to herself and those around her.

I keep hearing her defenders saying, “I’m not saying it’s right, I’m just saying it happens.” Well, I’ve got another news flash. It doesn’t “just happen.” It’s never happened to me or any of my close friends. Never. The sad reality is, alcohol poisoning happens. Involuntary manslaughter by a drunk driver happens. Alcoholism happens. But I have made a decision: I will never be the one responsible for these careless acts. I do not make these choices because of religion or family, but because I am responsible, and because I don’t need the television to tell me how I should form relationships. Aww, poor What’s-Her-Name. Talk to a member of MADD and then tell me for whom you feel sorrier.


Whitney Crews


Louisville Junior