May 3rd, 2012

Survey Says: Private Schools Offer Posh Protection From The Perils Of WAG Culture

Less than 24 hours after a study found that girls were being put off physical education at a young age because of 1) a lack of female sporting role models, and 2) the growing view that “getting sweaty” was not feminine, a chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools claimed that British parents are sending their daughters to private schools to protect them from the materialistic WAG culture.

Based on figures published by the association that showed a surge in prep school enrollment amongst female pupils, ”many young girls’ ambitions can include marrying a footballer.” Obviously this is scaring the Prada pants off posh parents, and to ensure their daughters grow up with “real aspiration”, they’re enrolling them in wildly expensive private schools (some to the tune of £25,000-a-year) instead.

While we cheerfully admit that here at Kickette HQ we’re more than happy to exploit the WAG Tag stereotype (they do rather walk into it, don’t they?) we’re also aware that occasionally a rogue WAG breaks rank and does something worthy. This kind of outrageous behaviour doesn’t fit in with the idea of the tanned, shopping obsessed, peroxide-ridden creatures we’ve come to know and obsess about and thus rarely gets reported on.

But £25,000-a-year for parents to keep their kids’ grubby hands off Alex Gerrard’s weekly OK! column?

We’re quite disgusted by the lack of love and generosity shown in this situ, actually. A young girl only aspires to be couped up in a McMansion, sipping Moet Rose whilst trying to find her way out of her walk-in Jimmy Choo shoe closet once in her life. Plus, it’s very difficult to maintain any principles at all in the face of footballers’ wages, so freaked out Mums and Dads need to pony up the paper and do better than that, we reckon.

But that’s just us.

What gives with this nonsensical news in your views, Kickettes?

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16 Responses to “Survey Says: Private Schools Offer Posh Protection From The Perils Of WAG Culture”

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  2. Beyotch says:

    Who wants to be a empty headed, bleached blonde, big boobed, shopping obsessed skank with no true qualities?

  3. AmelieLenoir says:

    I just don’t like the fact that a woman who can’t do anything for herself except shop and tan and ruin her body are idolised. A woman doesn’t have to be indentified by the man on her arm. It’s disgraceful and humiliating to us and to women who actually work hard and do something good for the world but don’t get enough credit or attention.

  4. Agnes Wonka says:

    I teach kids from 11 to 15 years old. The important thing is to make them believe they can be whoever they want to be.

  5. Jenni says:

    I HATE snobbery. I went to a state school, and I now have a Masters degree. Most children with a stable home life do well at school.

  6. Nikee says:

    school is here to teach and form young girls but the most important part is still on the parents. they have to teach and most importantly show their girls what's important in live. i guess it's a good thing that here in austria, the whole WAG culture is pretty much non existent, these girls are seen as what they are…the girlfriends. Nobody cares what they do, wear or babble about. My parents always taught me that making money is necessary because the world we live in is materialistic and money means ensurance but the most important thing is to be independent. I couldn't believe my eyes when i watched the bvb celebrating their title and some of the gf actually looked like hookers and walzed around like THEY did something great…what the hell…but still every girl should choose her own path but also stick with it

  7. Lucy says:

    well I was raised in private-catholic schools and some girls did horrendous things and married for the wrong reasons, the school is certainly not the problem! the problem is that for example in England the "WAG" culture is becoming an obsession and that´s not the kind of message kids needs nowadays, we live in a very selfish and materialistic world, where having the it bag it´s more important than having morals and values… sad really

  8. Jayy says:

    Well as long as you raise your kid right, there should be nothing to worry about. Sure, we all joke about being wags, but as long as a child is raised with morals, parents shouldn't worry. I know its easier said than done, but you would want your child to marry for the right reasons cos money comes and goes!

  9. aisling says:

    I really don't get why you would want to be a wag anyway. Ok maybe the money and shopping but thats all they do is shop does it not get boring. I was always taught not to depend on any man for money. What do these women do all day ?? Why would you aspire to become girlfriend of a footballer anyway its bloody sad. My opinion on wags is they are pretty thick and don't get off their lazy backside to do anything even if their boyfriend cheats on them over and over again they still take them back. The reason I am ranting so much is because I was only having the same talk to my friend and she said she would jump at the chance. But she is not the first girl I have heard taking about this, It makes them look like gold diggers My mam and dad always said if you want money get off your ass and go make some.

    • laligagirl says:

      Some, who have career aspirations of their own, hook up with footballers to increase their own profile hoping to get famous. I won't mention any names…..(and I'm not talking about pastasauce either).

    • mata says:

      Go give your mum and dad a big hug for raising you well!

  10. Kristina says:

    Not all girls in public schools turn out thrashy and materialistic. And not every girl in posh private schools comes out as politically correct role models. I think mum's and dad's should start with installing some sound ideals into their kids first. And being a WAG doesn't have to mean having an orange face and yellow hair wearing tacky clothes. I'm pretty sure there a all kinds of WAG's out there.

  11. rafaela says:

    I am 16 years old and I go to private school and I want to marry a footballer. And my mother loves footballers, too!!!

  12. LFC_mum says:

    I sent my daughter to private school. She got reams of A-levels and went to Oxford. Now she's a very poor fledgling person in film production and I'm a very poor mother without a pension. Personally I wish she'd married a footballer. ;-)

  13. Loninha - Brasil says:

    I came to a conclusion: It's the End of the world!

  14. Catty women says:

    Who can fault the parents really?, if i had a child i would do the same darm thing. There are way important things in life then being a wag.