The Cool Girl trap is real. I fell into it in a strip club when I was 25.
Cara Meverden

Great piece, Cara. My daughter just started her doctorate studies in physics, and I’m hoping that by the time she’s out in the “real” world (though most of the time it’s seems more surreal to me…), some things will have changed.

And for what it’s worth, I think your original retort to your “friend,” Bobbie, was spot on.