Happy Easter Peeps! Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend, and enjoying it with loved ones.
Ok, I have a question for you guys, what do you think of Samantha Brick's article in the UK paper The Daily Mail titled "There are downsides to looking this pretty': Why women hate me for being beautiful."? If you didn't hear about this, several days ago Brick wrote a first person account on some of the pitfalls of being a beautiful woman, she stressed the main one being the jealousy from other women. Well, as you can imagine, Brick has been torn to shreds by journalists, analysts, feminists, bloggers, tweeters, and anybody in between.
Much of the discussion has become nasty and personal, and people's quickest and easiest reaction is to say "She's not that pretty" or calling her "ugly." I find this particularly distasteful. I actually do think Samantha Brick is very good looking woman, and like most people she's probably much better looking in real life rather than in a snap shot. And, I don't think she's wrong. There are moments when beautiful women are treated badly by other women, and jealousy does play a part. Or they are dismissed as stupid.
But my problem with Brick's article is not that I dispute her beauty, or that she may even be mistreated by other women for that beauty. My problem is that a beautiful person complaining about being treated badly because she's beautiful, is like a rich person complaining about having too much money. We see beauty as a point of power, and she was flaunting her power.
What did you all think?
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