Pinking in the Existential Crisis Industry: Who Really Has a Say and What Does It All Mean?
Why is Barbie so triggering for so many people?
It’s been a minute since I’ve been able to grab a joint, go deep into a meditative state, gather my thoughts, and muse out the window of my West Village studio, reflecting on what it means to be a woman in New York City in 2023. Eat your heart out, Sarah Jessica Parker!
Today’s topic: Pinking in the Existential Crisis Industry. Who really has a say and what does it all mean?
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Do I really have to issue a trigger warning about Barbie? Barbie triggers a lot of people, apparently! In fact, Barbie is to blame for pretty much everything: your eating disorder, your bad blonde hair job, your self-hatred brought on by unrealistic standards that you might not have really internalized until the rest of society decided it was a problem you should have, the Chinese communist agenda. She even has her own syndrome.
Honestly, I was almost afraid to name drop her, worried that hijacking a trend 72 hours after the movie came out might be veering past its prime into overkill (even though that’s exactly what I’m doing). But yes, I willingly participated in the Great Barbie-Oppenheimer Zeitgeist of 2023—guilty as charged! Barbie isn’t your trigger; I am!
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