While it’s not certain that Sex and the City is responsible for everything bad that women have done in a post-90s world, it’s safe to say that it at least inspired the previously untapped into trend of New York women hanging out in groups of four. This movement was further compounded by the unfortunate existence of Girls, which has only been on since 2012, but somehow feels as though it’s been plaguing North Brooklyn life for an eternity.
Whether girls of Bushwick can’t seem to hang out in any group with less than four people is due to insecurity issues or the fact that one person equals one-fourth of a personality is rather unclear. All The Burning Bush can say for certain is that this tendency toward cultivating quartets has got to stop before it becomes utterly out of control. After all, there’s only so many four-person tabletops at the majority of the restaurants in town.
The Burning Bush pinned down a member of one of the herds, Shavawn Lemmings, a 21-year-old who uses her credit card professionally. When asked why she prefers to spend her time with a minimum of three other girls, Lemmings stated, “Idk. It just, like, really takes the pressure off of me having to do all the grunt work, like, conversation-wise.” Lemmings continued, “I also really need other people’s opinions to validate my self-worth.” And so, as you can see from this small product pool of girls in groups of four, there seems to be not only a cultish vibe, but an overall identity crisis. If friendships in Bushwick don’t change soon, no one is going to know how their personality fits into anything other than a four-pronged outlet.
Written by Genna Rivieccio