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(May 03, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Girls have tremendous power. This is probably not news to you, but for once, I'm not talking about power over the opposite sex. Yes, we have what the boys seek, but that is a lesson for a different day. Today, I'm telling you girls have power over much more than just boys – girls control the internet.

How the Internet Works

Most people who are on the internet are trying to do two things. Share information and opinions or make money. Most of the time there is an overlap between the two, but occasionally not.

There are lots of people who run blogs or websites for fun because they really like something. Most of the large ones, even if they are started for fun, make money somehow. For example, I know of a certain doll website. The owner really liked dolls, so she created the site for fun. Then, because the website kept growing and getting more popular, it became more expensive to run. So the website owner started charging a little bit for premium memberships. So now, everyone has fun and nobody has to buy anything unless they want to. A lot of websites are like this.

On the other hand, some online sites don't really share much information or games but have lots to buy. Online shopping is huge, and even if you haven't bought anything online yet, you will – trust me. Books, clothes, shoes, accessories, other people's junk and more can all be bought and sold online. Some people literally make millions doing this sort of thing.

Why Girls Rule

Okay, so there are lots of people making money on the internet, but why are girls so powerful? Because they have the most money! Most of the time I never seem to have any cash. I sure don't feel like I have a lot of money, but all the girls all over the world spend way more money than the boys do. Think of all the clothes, accessories, music and movie purchases we make. It takes a lot to look as good as we do! Even if we don't spend the money ourselves, you'd better believe we're good at getting our parents or boyfriends to spend their money on us.

I'll tell you a secret. Most of the people who are trying to make money on the internet are boys or men, who are really just older boys. They are so focused on all the boy stuff out there that they totally forget about the girls and how much money we have. Usually they figure it out eventually but by then we're not interested in the same stuff as boys, so the girls can actually make or break it for the poor webmaster.

Once he realizes how many of us are out there, he should get with it and give us what we want. If not, he'll probably keep trying to treat us like female boys and eventually go out of business. Want to sell something online? Sell it to girls – we're the shoppers, right?

The Power of the Sisterhood

I'll bet you never realized how much power you have.
Sisterhood
Your spending is making some people rich and putting others out of business. Most of the time, all of this stuff happens without anyone realizing what's going on. Sometimes though, girls can bond together and make a difference. All of the bad things that happen in the world will probably keep on happening if nobody does anything. Girls, though, can stop it.

If you find out that a website or a company is doing something illegal or bad, you'll probably tell a friend. Since girls are such big communicators, especially online, pretty soon a lot of girls know about the bad website and are posting about it in forums, blogs, MySpace accounts and sending email forwards about it. Now thousands or even millions of girls know about the issue. And what happens if they quit going to the site or all start sending letters to the webmaster or a congressman? That is way too many voices to ignore!

The biggest power of girls is not their money. Sure their money can be a huge factor online, but the real power of girlhood is the communication we do. Be open and aware of what is going on around you. If you think a website needs to improve or is doing something bad, don't spend your money there. The website may not care that they lost one sale, but they will care a whole lot more when you tell everyone you know not to shop there, and your friends tell everyone they know, and so on. Pretty soon, the website will either fix the problem or go broke. That's real Girl Power.


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tecnochick

21/Female
Crystal Lake, IL
Posted On: May 3, 2007
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Smellybuzz

25/Female
Yorktown Heights, NY
Posted On: May 3, 2007
Actually, this article gives the VERY DANGUROS impression that a woman's power lies in her ability to shop. This is not at all the case-women's power comes form the female's ability to think using both the left and right lobes of her brain at the same time. Many women today still harbor the idea that only men can make money in this world. This is, and I retch to say this, true at the moment (ANY GIRL READING THIS MUST SWEAR TO CHANGE THIS). This article stats that women have more money that men. This is grotesquely untrue. Women spend more than men but this actually weakens us greatly because it defines our role in society by our consumer commercial value. Money is NOT a girl’s best friend. It is something that we should gain control of in order to shift some power back into out hands, but we are judged on how we use it.
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Smellybuzz

25/Female
Yorktown Heights, NY
Posted On: May 3, 2007
Ok, those posts are out of order but you can figure it out right?

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Smellybuzz

25/Female
Yorktown Heights, NY
Posted On: May 3, 2007
is growing, we are slowly becoming a matriarchal society. It’s important to realism the true “girl power” can only come when women realize the TRUE power we have over men. I could go on and on, for pages about the real reasons women are gaining power in this society, but I’m limited to 1000 letters.
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Smellybuzz

25/Female
Yorktown Heights, NY
Posted On: May 3, 2007
No, actually this isn’t right at all. The power that female have over men is not our money or our "communication skills". It's actually the deep fear of female femininity (the proper grammatically correct word is being censured) that men subconsciously harbor. You see, females have the power procreation. In two gender society the female species not only has the power to give birth to children, we have to raise and nurse them too.(Biologically this is the truth. Men can help rear a child but in an environment where food and water are scarce, the women would need to nurse the children and men are not physically capable of this.) Thus females are the more powerful gender. This was thrown out of balance when humans began to farm and the written word was introduced into society. Men began to see that the only way to control the world is too control the women. At first the women were controlled by being denied education, but things are changing now. As a greater understanding of feminism is
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chocolate_gurl

17/Female
Mead, NE
Posted On: May 3, 2007
Great artical
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: May 3, 2007
You bring up a good pont...lots of peple don't relze that we inflnce our ecnmy dirctly.
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 3, 2007
I never really looked at it that way. But I guess you're absolutely right! Yay, Girl Power!

~Lily
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Fusion_Angel

22/Female
De Leon Springs, FL
Posted On: May 3, 2007
Cool!
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PattyBlack

24/Female
Mexico
Posted On: May 3, 2007
True! Girl power..yeah!
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April_J_Humphr

31/Female
WV
Posted On: May 3, 2007
Awesome article, and Girl rule!
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Rhiannon100

107/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 3, 2007
WOW!! that is soo right. i never knew what power we had
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