Going To An All Girls' School: Stereotypes Vs. Reality
Not everyone was a lesbian.
Stereotype: It was like one big sexy schoolgirl catwalk.
Reality: There were no boys, so no one gave a shit what they looked like.
Stereotype: It was super bitchy.
Reality: Less boys = less to bitch about.
Stereotype: There were full-on cat fights.
Reality: Not really. More often there were just crying heart-to-hearts.
Stereotype: Everyone was lesbian.
Reality: OK statistically it makes sense there were more lesbians. In any case, lesbian gossip was the BEST gossip.
Stereotype: The lesbians had sex in the toilet.
Reality: Ew no, who would do that?
Stereotype: You didn't meet any boys until university.
Reality: You met SOME boys on the bus.
Stereotype: Feminism was on your curriculum.
Reality: Too right. But we only realised we needed it when we left.
Stereotype: Everyone thinks they are fat and just eats salad.
Reality: For every girl who loves salad, there are 50 who love cake.
Stereotype: Without boys there are no distractions and everyone works really hard.
Reality: Without boys, girls are the ones making fart jokes on the back row.
Stereotype: Everyone was very sexually frustrated.
Reality: All teenagers were sexually frustrated. At girls' school we channeled this energy into making 'man walls' in the sixth form common room.
Stereotype: When someone got a boyfriend it was a big deal.
Reality: It was a MASSIVE deal. And everyone knew all the details.
Stereotype: People are always talking about their period.
Reality: Yep, ALL THE TIME.
Stereotype: You wished you went to a mixed school.
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