Al Snitches, Colbert Switches, and Basic Bitches

On this week’s Killing the Breeze podcast – Kwaisi’s definition of a basic bitch, is Al Sharpton a hero or a snitch, and what’s next for late night.

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Basic Bitches


 
Courtesy of nymag.com

A basic bitch is:
1) The Fronter Who Thinks She’s the Shit – “Wherever cool girls go, imitators follow, and so the Bad Bitch category necessitated exclusivity.”
 
2) The Ineffable Basic Bitch – “The Basic Bitch is “typical” and “normal” but essentially indescribable.”
 
3) Basic Bitch, the Other – “So, beginning in earnest in 2011, a smattering of personal blog posts sought to offer an account of the Basic Bitch grounded in specifics. These descriptions are exercises in othering.”
 
4) Basic Bitch, Your Boring Girlfriend – “As if to distinguish themselves as non-Basic Cool Girls, writers have configured the most current iteration of the Basic Bitch as a faux-cool girl you might accidentally date. She is Basic Bitch as Boring Girlfriend. She is girlish but not playful; not down, not chill. The pumpkin-spice latte becomes a key motif.”
 
5) Where Does the Basic Bitch Go From Here? – “The Basic Bitch has a problem. How does she respond to this criticism, given her apparent lack of irony and self-awareness?”
 
Courtesy of the guardian.com

“As a feminist I find the concept of the basic bitch problematic. We are still working out whether “bitch” itself is pejorative, sexist or even a proper swear word. Beyonce and Britney have both tried to reclaim it as a positive expression, but if you use it like Kreayshawn your message is loud and clear: “If you like commercially feminine things you’re a loser”. If you don’t share the same interests as basic bitches you are not like all the other girls. They’re normal; you’re special. If they were a character from Lena Dunham’s “voice of a generation” TV show Girls, they would be Shoshanna. You’re Jessa. In fact, you’re Girls to their Sex and the City.”
 
“If other people want to reclaim “bitch” then I’m taking back “basic”. We’ve reached a tipping point where there is something incredibly refreshing about admitting that you love what is popular. Millions of women are watching soaps, buying James Blunt albums and sending those cards with bears holding heart balloons. Why are we pretending we spend all of our time sneering at them, mocking their hoodies and haircuts en route to the telephone boxes in which we claim to be drinking artisan cocktails?”
 

Al Sharpton

Courtesy of thesmokinggun.com
 
Sharpton’s Response

 
Response to Sharpton
 

WDCS (What Does Cam Say)

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