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Sophistaratchet! Are You...?

Now when my girlfriend first brought this term to me about a year ago, I was a bit skeptikal. However, once I learned what it actually meant I realized, myself and my circle of amazing girlfriends pretty much fall right into this category. Nothing to be ashamed of, it is actually a sign of well-roundedness and balance. Balance is healthy and guess what? We live here. On this earth, in this society and in this culture. 

So women of my generation, who embody these qualities and traits, embrace it! I mean being able to speak about current world events, while drinking a glass of your favorite wine and listening to the latest trap mix is simply a sign that you are well adjusted and have learned, at least to some degree, how to navigate this realm. With your sanity (it comes and goes), sense of humor and intellect intact. 

Must I say it again (cough) Balance. 

IMO though, in order to qualify, you must be more sophisticated than ratchet. Otherwise, you're just a ratcheta! I don't care how accomplished you are or how many degrees you hold. It's all about your attitude and outlook on life and how you carry yourself. 

So what exactly is a sophistaratchet? 

Definition of sophistirachet (woman)

1: a woman of highly educated pedigree (academically, socially, and otherwise) and worldly breeding; fluent in various forms of public etiquette yet is equally knowledgeable of the latest strip club songs, updated on most prime-time ratchet cable programs and conversant in the tongue of hoochie mama.

2: a high-class individual who is open to incorporating low-brow tendencies in to her persona for momentary enjoyment.

3: an otherwise brilliant woman but, for some reason, is a Blackberry owner who, at times, is puzzled by touch screen mobile technology.

4: she is a “Vision of Love” and can (Nicki Minaj voice) “raah, raah!” like a “Dungeon Dragon.”

5: she is multilingual, speaking several UN-recognized languages; she is an expert in a tongue that will never be heard at a General Assembly: rachatese.

Are You A Sophistiratchet Sista? (by Terrell Jermaine Starr)