Millennial Chicks Beware

We Are 40
We Are 40
May 10, 2017 · 2 min read

There are no Squad Goals in Heathers. This flick is not about lifting women up. It’s about tearing women down — those who are lethal to society, or at least high school.

Hey, Emo. We got here first.

We were maybe fifteen when me and my bestie took a stealth left across the hall from our movie theater to sneak into Heathers. I don’t remember what flick we ditched but it couldn’t have mattered less. Heathers gave Gen X Grrls the survival script for our 80s high school narrative. And now a meme.

Gossip girls? Not so much.
Name it, sister.
You co-opt that gender slur, Brenda!
Cue epic bitch slap.
Irony, sarcasm on the side.
How to dump psychotic losers 101.

WE ARE 40

We were Slackers. We were Hipsters.

We Are 40

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We Are 40

Published by Summer Lopez

WE ARE 40

WE ARE 40

We were Slackers. We were Hipsters.

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