We thought this was a hilarious. A hilarious reminder that we can be a bit trapped in our own worlds. Since then, whenever we text each other something that can be construed as whining or complaining...the other replies with #singlewhitegirlproblems.
Can't decide between pizza or sushi for dinner. Sigh. #singlewhitegirlproblems
Stayed in on Saturday night to save money...but spent $130 on Etsy.com instead. #singlewhitegirlproblems
I accidentally watched 14 episodes of Veronica Mars without you. Sorry. #singlewhitegirlproblems
Considered walking my imaginary dog on an empty leash, but have been perusing petfinder all day instead. #singlewhitegirlproblems
You feel sick? I am packing Four-Loko and Emergen-C. We're going out. #singlewhitegirlproblems
Jewelery made of dollhouse items makes me feel warm inside. #singlewhitegirlproblems
I snuck out of the art opening and ate too much sushi. Do you still think I have a chance with the Street Artist if I have mercury poisoning? #singlewhitegirlproblems
Saw Ryan Gosling and Olivia Wilde at brunch. I lost all cool points when I giggle-squealed. #singlewhitegirlproblems
For me, the "#Singlewhitegirlproblems" list is simply self deprecating satire. The title was fueled by the fact that I am, in fact, white AND single and often over-privileged.
I unfortunately discovered today that my friends and I aren't as original as we thought. A group of people started a twitter account "WhiteGrlProblem" more than a year ago. They, however, just make shit up instead of pulling from their own lives...so inherently they are way less cool than me. Yet, they landed a book deal with TV and movie options coming anyhow. FML. (please note: the fact that I am miffed about being 1 year late hopping on a bandwagon of what appears to be a MAJOR trend and, therefore, ineligible for a "book deal" - #singlewhitegirlproblems case in point.)
Sadly, I also noticed on Jezebel.com that many people have their panties in a bunch - calling foul and racism. This just confounds me. It's not often that people are up in arms for not being considered frivolous and dramatic. I am pretty sure this is in no way a reflection of bigotry...but we all have our fights to pick.
I don't want to fight about it. I know that other women of all races, colors, creeds, and lifestyles may face the same "issues" as me and my friends. SO - If anyone else also faces such adversity when deciding cupcake flavors OR arguing whether you can add milk to tea, please feel free comment with your own unique hashtag.
Examples: #marriedmotherofteenboysproblems , #gingerorphanannieproblems , #singlemaltesegirlwithoutapoodle , etc.