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A Tribute to Mean Girls

In honor of National Mean Girls Day this past week, it seems only fitting to get together with your friends, make some popcorn and watch Lindsay Lohan in her prime for the 137th time. Since its 2004 release, Mean Girls has grown into one of the most iconic movies of this generation.

October 3rd is famously attributed to the movie due to this notable scene:

Of course, there are plenty of quotable moments from Mean Girls. To name a few:

“That’s so fetch.”

“You can’t sit with us.”

“On Wednesdays we wear pink.”

“You go, Glen Coco!”

“She doesn’t even go here!”

What mainstream media and even us dedicated fans tend to overlook are the empowering quotes hidden among the petty drama and backstabbing. While the movie mainly focuses on the damaging effects of cliques and social competition among teenage girls, there are still important lessons to be learned.

Ms. Norbury provides some of the most kick-ass (and inherently feminist) piece of knowledge the movie has to offer:

Kevin G may have not been the best rapper, but he offers some solid advice:

The moment Cady figured out that being a mean girl is no way to go through life:

Your potential is limitless:

Don’t restrict yourself from the simple pleasures of life:

Gretchen knows best:

And, of course, Cady’s inspiring Spring Fling acceptance speech:

“Look at Jessica Lopez, that dress is amazing and Emma Gerber that hair do must have taken hours and you look really pretty. So why is everybody stressing over this thing? I mean it’s just plastic… A piece for Gretchen Wieners, a partial Spring Fling Queen. A piece for Janis Ian and a piece for Regina George, she fractured her spine and she still looks like a rockstar, and some for everybody else.”

Courtney is a Pop Culture Blogger for Her Campus National and contributor to the Her Campus Marist College chapter. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, is an avid feminist and eventual professional journalist.
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