“So You Agree? You Think You’re Really Pretty?”
Even though Mean Girls came out 7 years ago, it’s still one of the funniest teen movies out there, thanks in large part to Tina Fey’s stellar writing ability. That woman is hilarious. I mean, have you seen 30 Rock? Genius.
Whenever I think of Mean Girls, I remember this little exchange between Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) and Regina George (Rachel McAdams):
Regina: But you’re, like, really pretty.
Cady: Thank you.
Regina: So you agree?
Regina: You think you’re really pretty?
Cady: Oh… I don’t know
Regina turns things around and makes it sound like it’s a bad thing to think that you’re pretty.
Here’s a clip of the scene:
Later in the movie, Cady is encouraged to go along with the other girls as they talk badly about their looks while standing in front of a mirror.
I think about this a lot. Not just the scene in the movie, but the state of our society today. We—especially women—are encouraged to focus on the negative aspects of our personalities or looks. We’re seen as conceited if we mention what we like about ourselves.
And that’s just wrong.
So, today, know that you are beautiful. Inside and out. And not only that: don’t be afraid to admit it.
Ignore the Regina Georges of the world.