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?