You Haven’t Earned The Right To Be A Basic B*tch Just Yet

No one wants to wear five dollar leggings and generic Uggs and spend three hours touching all the display cases at a Super Target more than I do right now. These characteristics are what one might call those of a “basic bitch”:

The basic bitch — as she’s sometimes called because it’s funnier when things alliterate, and because you’re considered a poor sport if you don’t find it funny — is almost always a she. In more sophisticated renderings, her particularities vary by region and even neighborhood, but she is almost always…



Sociologist. Writer. Professor. MacArthur Fellow. Books, speaking, podcast:

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