Hello Anastasia

Huh. I’ve seen (and probably heard) that “bye Felicia” thing a few times, so this time I decided to look up its origin.

So predictable.

Urban dictionary:

When someone says that they’re leaving and you could really give two shits less that they are. Their name then becomes “felicia”, a random bitch that nobody is sad to see go. They’re real name becomes irrelevant because nobody cares what it really is. Instead, they now are “felicia”.
“hey guys i’m gonna go”
“bye felicia”
“who is felicia?”
“exactly bitch. buh bye.”
Ok, that’s one I won’t adopt, not even by accident.

The entries farther down are a little more informative, but no more alluring.

A line from the 1995 film “Friday” starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker that is becoming increasingly popular for no reason. Just like twerking, it has been around and well established for many years, but has recently become more mainstream as white girls attempt to use it, most often incorrectly and oblivious to its origin.

That’s fine then, I’m a white hag, so I won’t attempt to use it.

3 Responses to “Hello Anastasia”

  • #1

    I heard about this recently in a roundabout way, and actually almost sent you an FB page that was sent to me, but after reading some of it I was too depressed. The FB page is a Bye Felipe. This page was started in response to Goodbye Felicia, and it is young women posting responses they’ve received from men that turn suddenly hostile, usually to polite no’s.

    I think you may be right about the internet. I occasionally faced hostility to a declined date when I was young, but never anything like what I read on that page.

  • #2

    The internet is a shiny gift-wrapped machine for misogynists.

  • #3
    Jennifer Chavez

    This makes me remember how lucky I am to be living in a situation where people are not casually mean all the time.

    Since I’ve seen the movie Friday I looked up the clip and was reminded of one of the reasons I grew to dislike that movie. The character Felicia was badly addicted to drugs (which is why she was always trying to beg from people), and it bugged me that she was the butt of jokes by the main characters. That is, until they discover that her boyfriend has beaten her and the main male character beats on him in return as some kind of valiance trope to advance the plot. Where the good guy can be a jerk all movie, then perform macho valor with violence, and still be good guy. What a terrific message for the target demographic of young men.

    And that reminds me about Sikivu Hutchinson’s recent Huffington Post article “Straight Outta Rape Culture,” critiquing a new movie that fawns over the band NWA while ignoring the pervasive misogyny that was a big part of their shtick (including a band member who is the main mail character in the movie Friday). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sikivu-hutchinson/straight-outta-rape-cultu_b_7942554.html