99: I Enjoy Being A Girl, Sort Of
Apr 10, 1998
Variations on what it means to be a girl and what it means to be a woman.
- A high school student named Rebecca tells the story of a friend of hers who changed over the course of four years from a preppy alternative kid to a member of the Latina clique to a ghetto girl to a Clueless girl (a girl who models herself after the girls in the film and TV show Clueless). It's hard to imagine many boys changing style this quickly, this willfully, this many times. It's very girl, transforming yourself head to toe every year just because you can, and because you're expected to be that obsessed with how you look. (6 minutes)
- David Sedaris with a parable of the pressures on modern women, and how one woman — his sister — responded. David's father thought it was very important that his daughters be thin. David's sister Amy responded by wearing a costume that made her look like she'd gained eighty pounds, horrifying her father. (15 minutes)Song: "I'm A Woman", Peggy Lee