The Brief: Internet memes and TikTok videos highlight the differences between the bruh girl and the 🥺/hii girl stereotypes.
These memes compare and contrast the stereotypical behaviors of “🥺/hii girls” and “bruh girls.” According to the internet, girls who say “🥺” or “hii” are basic, traditionally feminine, and meek. Girls who say “bruh,” on the other hand, are said to be tough, outgoing, silly, and self-deprecating.
Are you a "🥺" girl or a "bruh" girl?
— savs⁷🍓🧸 (@creamyvmin) July 17, 2020
Bruh girls vs. 🥺/hii girls memes showcase the different perceived characteristics of these two types of girls. While these memes are typically far from serious, they sometimes include sexist undertones reminiscent of the “not like other girls” trope. By pitting girly girls and girls who are “one of the guys” against each other, these stereotypes can suggest that there is a “right” way to be a girl or that being liked by boys is more important than doing what you want.
In addition to merely noting the differences between 🥺/hii girls and bruh girls, memes and online discussions can provide room for a more nuanced interpretation of the concept, including that there are many ways to be a girl, all of which are valid.
— IV ⚢dummy wlw⚢ (@Orquidiart) July 22, 2020
Many of these memes point to archetypical girl characters in TV and film.
girls that girls that
say hiiii say bruh pic.twitter.com/k1E0H7cl8L
— Beans After Dark (@goodbeanalt) April 27, 2020
girls who say bruh girls who say hey girlie pic.twitter.com/h8EGYEiqCE
— i wish i was jojo siwa (@emmyelizabethh) July 18, 2020
Are you a 🥺 girl or a bruh girl? pic.twitter.com/W4YbPvHBUp
— Guccii 🤍 (@saabaa_2) July 23, 2020
girl who say girl who say
hiii bruh pic.twitter.com/7HsOuKf6jr
— luisa ミ☆ | folklore (@artbyselena) July 17, 2020
This “🥺” or “bruh” girl trend is just an evolved version of “I’m not like other girls” pic.twitter.com/ZoAqyeCQVL
— Julia 🦕 (@jiminyjulia) July 18, 2020
Bruh girls memes are particularly popular on TikTok where videos associated with the hashtag #BruhGirl have been viewed over 113 million times.
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