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18 Secret Powers Women Who Went To An All-Girls School Have

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1. The Ability To Excel In All Fields Regardless Of Stereotypes

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Robotics? Debate? Soccer? School paper? Photography? Some weird made-up club that may or may not be of interest to colleges? We do 'em all.

2. The Power To Rescue Girls In Need

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Is this third grader crying because she forgot her lunch at home? *swooooop* Here's half a ham sandwich, a personal pan pizza, an apple, grapes, three different kinds of potato chips, and seventeen cupcakes.

3. The Ability To Avoid Plaid With A Single Leap

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Imagine wearing this every single day. Imagine what that does to your soul. Imagine.

4. The Power To Create A Group Sing-A-Long At A Moment's Notice / Via

Hum three to five notes of any song by any boy band and a musical spectacle the likes of which no one has ever seen will materialize.

5. The Ability To Lose And Find Hair Ties At Light Speed / Via

A an-girls school student will go through approximately 43,872,564 hair ties in her lifetime.

6. The Power To Sniff Out Snacks From Miles Away

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When there's no boys around to judge the way you eat snacks like a python swallowing a horse, happiness ensues. Happiness, and also the ability to know there's a *sniff* pink cupcake with exactly *sniff* 11.5 sprinkles hiding in someone's locker right now.

7. The Ability To Transform Even The Dowdiest Of Uniforms Into Something... Special

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Roll this up, roll these down, pin this here and... voila! You've transformed a starchy, ill-fitting uniform into starchy, somewhat less ill-fitting couture.

8. The Power To Know Who Is Dating Whom At Any Given Moment

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No, Caro T. is going out with Eddie A. It's Caro G. who's going out with Eddie B.

9. The Ability To Gross Out Any Guy When Necessary

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It's just weird how they never want to talk about ~giRLy tHinGs~ like periods and tampons and how much we just want to eat an entire pizza while wearing the same leggings for an entire week.

10. The Power Of The Cycle

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Truth: walk the halls of any all-girls high school, and you will never be more than three feet away from a tampon, Diva Cup, pad, or one of those homemade period napkins. Without any stigma attached. Trust.

11. The Ability To Celebrate Even The Tiniest Of Special Moments

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Is it someone's birthday? Party at school. Is it some saint's feast day? That calls for food and music. Oh, today's the pre-Halloween dance bakesale ice cream social? Party on.

12. The Power Of Healthy Competition

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All-girls schools can be mighty competitive, with a huge emphasis on academic achievement. But as long as girls learn to compete with the best versions of themselves and always strive to do their very best, that's a good thing.

13. The Ability To Out-Slob Anyone With Minimal Effort

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No, I have not washed my hair since sixth grade and, yes, I am wearing three different bake sales right now. Why do you ask?

14. The Power To Know That Doing Something "Like A Girl" Is A Compliment

Because you or someone you grew up with played baseball like a girl, studied astrophysics like a girl, cracked everyone up like a girl, lifted weights like a girl, wrote amazing short stories like a girl, and once sleep-ate ate an entire rotisserie chicken at a sleepover. Like a girl.

15. The Ability To Sing Every Word To Every Disney Song Ever Recorded


Like, it doesn't even matter if you like the song or not. You just absorb every lyric, somehow.

16. The Power To Weave A Friendship Bracelet With Eyes Closed And One Hand Tied Behind Your Back

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Pick two or three of your favorite colors and I'll get back to you five seconds.

17. The Ability To Forgive

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More than anywhere, an all-girls school can be a hotbed of puberty-driven nonsense: fights happen, gossip spreads, drama ensues. But that can teach us that we're all flawed, we're all just doing our best, and we all deserve another chance.

18. The Power To Create Girlfriends For Life

There's nothing quite like surviving puberty together to cement a friendship forever.

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