Recent grad Monica Blaylock, class of 2011, tells me her new friends often give her a hard time for being a Western girl, despite lacking most of the qualifying attributes.
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She’s the picture of privilege, the epitome of entitlement. She’s the “typical Western girl,” or TWG for short.
When I asked friends and fellow Twitter users to describe her, it seemed that everyone knew what I was talking about. She’s everything a good teen movie villainess should be.
The incoming grade average in 2011 was 87.6 per cent, according to the . Western is one of the nation’s top universities, with in-your-face purple pride, so it makes sense that other schools might feel the desire to knock us down a few pegs.
The University of Toronto, which dodges the blonde bimbo stereotypes, only had an 85.1 per cent incoming average. If other schools pin a dumb, rich-girl reputation on us, they don’t have to feel so bad when we surpass them in certain ways.
Western students like to joke about the stereotype.