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The "didn't we always want an all-girl alliance?" question . . .
11/04/16 04:00 AM




This one has been vexing me for a while, because yes, I always wanted to see a successful all girl alliance. But I've never been able to get on board with the BallSmashers. I keep wondering why.

First, I'm convinced it is partly or largely due to my age. I cannot help but see the BS girls as "little girls," even though I know all are in their 20's and I believe all college grads (or law school grad). They remind me of a clique of high school girls who spend every moment together and work to keep everyone else out of their group. Some may argue this behavior makes them successful because it bonds them and keeps the alliance strong. Fine. It still does not explain their endless discussions of nothing but lip gloss.

Second, (and again I fear my age plays a part) I'm not convinced they appreciate their all girl alliance status. I'm reminding of the Spygirls in BB18 who wanted a girls' alliance, but spent their time (minus Bridgette) declaring "I am NOT a feminist!!" Now in BBOTT whenever the BS discuss their alliance they remind everyone they NEVER wanted an all girl alliance! They almost seem apologetic for it. I wanted a deliberate female alliance, not one created by default and apologized for. Only recently have I heard them start to talk about how the BS alliance could make some history.

Third, I'm not sure I like the dynamics of this girls' alliance. Alex hides behind it and her game is to push others out in front to save herself. Morgan is just "there" letting it happen. Shelby, the most entertaining personality of the group, is either letting it happen or is oblivious. Whitney got points from me by actually doing something to play for herself. It is not the girls' alliance. It is Alex's alliance, period.

Finally, the argument that the girls are so "good" compared to the "vile" LNJ is lost on me. I'm not here to attend Wednesday night youth group at the church. I'm an adult and I'm here to watch a cut-throat game of Big Brother. I wish there were some women, Amazons, dominating the game.

One other thing: Jason said he knew Whitney hadn't flipped entirely because she wouldn't tell them the alliance's name. I take his point, but in Whitney's defense, would you want to explain the name "Ball Smashers" to Justin and Jason? LOL!


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* The "didn't we always want an all-girl alliance?" question . . .
Singaling *
11/04/16 04:00 AM
xx * The problem with all female/male alliances is lack of depth. Lip gloss vs wet dream convos. As far as being apologetic, our culture does not
SockThief
11/06/16 10:27 AM
xx * I'm in my late 40's and agree with much of what you said. I don't think age is a factor. Whit has always been my fav though. NT
katharina4462
11/05/16 10:36 PM
xx * I am 40's and don't agree with any of what you have posted about the BallSmashers, so it is not about age. NT
ScienceGirl
11/05/16 03:01 PM
xx * I respectfully disagree... I don't think we ever wanted an all girls alliance... I don't believe you did either...
RazzyBB
11/05/16 01:56 PM
xx * ITA with every single word you have said. I wish I could have said it as well. I do feel that the OP
Emijo
11/17/16 11:18 AM
xx * Thank you RazzyBB for your excellent reply. But let me clarify . . .
Singaling *
11/06/16 05:10 AM
xx * In my 50's and #NeverCared about a girls alliance happening. CBS planted the seeds for viewers to want that, wasn't organic.
BB_Texan
11/17/16 05:05 PM
xx * I'm in my 60's so the cattiness of LNJ doesn't surprise me. It saddens me NT
Remnant0888
11/06/16 09:04 PM
xx * I agree with your post and crack me up, thank you, I think at 491/2 I'm far from kid but I'll take it!!! NT
katharina4462
11/06/16 12:16 PM
xx * Thank you for the clarification, I understand much better now.
RazzyBB
11/06/16 09:47 AM
xx * I would like to say thank you all for the adult conversation and respectful address to any disagreement. I truly enjoyed the read NT
Emijo
11/17/16 11:26 AM
xx * Excellent post. You addressed quite a few of the things I disagreed with. NT
ScienceGirl
11/05/16 03:04 PM
xx * Thanks! :) NT
RazzyBB
11/06/16 09:49 AM
xx * Re: I respectfully disagree ...
riverbeacon
11/05/16 02:25 PM
xx * Thank you for the positive post NT
RazzyBB
11/06/16 09:48 AM
xx * I'm older also and I don't think any of this about the girls. NT
Mom711
11/05/16 11:35 AM
xx * Nice post. It seems a lot of our Jokers have come in with great insight today. I do agree with what you say. NT
presleys_child
11/05/16 06:33 AM
xx * I'm older and I don't think any of this....so it must not be due to age. NT
hfabs
11/05/16 06:05 AM
xx * Very good insights. On the last point Whitney could have said "Smashers" NT
Papacrispin
11/04/16 08:24 AM
xx * True. You think faster than she or I do. NT
Singaling *
11/04/16 12:52 PM

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