Redefining the Worldie

The term ‘worldie’ is usually reserved for arsehole fuckboys on programmes that we all love to hate like Geordie Shore and Ex on the Beach or the LADZ down the pub in the corner, all wearing matching tracksuits. For those of you who don’t know, a ‘worldie’ is a woman who is defined as ‘world class’ because of how she looks.

Also often referred to as a ’10’, as in 10/10. But these terms are often reserved for women who look a certain way.

Worldies are normally small, petite, toned and extraordinarily pretty women. Think Nicole Scherzinger or Cheryl Cole, Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie. They’re women guys want to have sex with irregardless of their personality traits or character flaws. Because who cares if a woman is a dickhead if she’s proper fit bruv?

I’ve been with boyfriends who see a particular celebrity or reality TV contestant and state, ‘Wow she’s a proper worldie!’ and I’m left sitting there questioning what I don’t have. It used to make me overlook all of my personality traits that make me amazing and feel bad about not looking a certain way. The term ‘worldie’ is destructive in many ways.

When blokes refer to women as ‘worldies’ they refer PURELY to their attractiveness. This is typical male chauvinism at it’s finest – a woman’s worth is based solely on how hot she is.

I think it’s time we redefine the worldie.

Of course a woman should be celebrated for her beauty. But so should that killer hydrangea plant on your street, or that perfectly formed icicle on your car window shield. I know this might be a shock to some, but women are a lot more than just their appearance.

One spectacular way women are made out to be ‘less’ is to rate them solely on their looks. Stereo-typically, any trophy chick is automatically not a threat to men because all she has is her looks. She can’t match his wit, intelligence, success or creativity because all she can do is sit pretty.

To me we should obviously bin this horrible term, but for the sake of tongue in cheekedness, let’s have a go at taking the term – just like how we’ve taken ‘slut’ and ‘bitch’ and reclaim it. Let’s make women ‘worldies’ because they are fierce, sexy, intelligent and powerful.

So let’s define the worldie as a woman who:

Gets up and goes to work, bossing every minute of her 9-5 and is a success. She has to contend with the morning commute, jobsworth co-workers and a terrible paycheck but she does it with gusto, resilience and class.

Gets up at 4am and mothers her children for the next 24 hours without killing anyone. She’ll spend 6 hours with vomit in her hair or most of the evenings worried when her teenage daughter is going to get home but she does it with a smile on her face (even forced) and never lets her children see they are anything less than wholly loved.

Is at school, college or university and is filling her time with filling her mind. She’s not content with ignorance. She wants to learn about the world or an area she is interested in. She wants to read widely, filling every pore of her being with knowledge.

Has any other fulfilling hobby that makes her feel worthy and satisfied. She pours her love and creativity into something and it inspires her every day. Whether it’s a sport where she has to train and stay healthy all the time or it’s an art which goes on to inspire others.

Is caring for others – whether in a school, hospital or warzone regardless of who they are or where they come from. This woman’s heart is welcoming to all. All she cares about is the suffering and saviour of others. Often above her own mental and physical health.

I’m sure the celebrities I mentioned above are ‘worldies’ – they’re mothers, creators, artists and entrepreneurs. They are more than their perceived attractiveness.

I know a lot of ‘worldies’. Women who are changing their worlds and the wider world for good. Now, isn’t that smoking hot?

And if you want to make a woman feel like a ‘worldie’ then share this post, tag your babe and let her know what makes her a worldie.


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1 Comment

  1. Kerrie
    December 11, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Love this! You write so well, one of my favourite blogs to read 🙂