So somehow I’ve made it to the letter D in the A to Z Challenge and I’m going to tell you, if shit didn’t just hit me upside my head when I sit down to write immediately, I would’ve bailed by now. I would’ve stopped at the letter A.
Straight into my inbox pops a HuffPo article by Emma Gray about the backlash Samantha Brick received on her article on the downsides of being pretty. Although the argument is tired and worn out and I suspect used just to get people riled up, I read it specifically to see what Samantha Brick , (she who is so pretty she is hated by women), looks like.
I’ve seen prettier. And I’m pretty so I can say that without appearing to be jealous, right?
She says the backlash she’s received from that article proves she’s right. I say the backlash proves she is full of shit and I am right. Because for every ounce of pretty there is in me, there are POUNDS of intelligence. I am so smart…
Okay, wait never mind. We’re talking about being pretty.
People aren’t mad at Samantha Brick because she’s so goddamn pretty that women feel threatened and are jealous. In this case, they are angry because she’s trying to make the rest of us look like a bunch of ugly, jealous, petty, foolish women.
Sometimes, pretty women are assholes and that’s why we don’t like them. Just like sometimes ugly chicks are assholes and we don’t like them either. And sometimes men are assholes and we want to punch them in their junk.
I don’t hate many people. And I certainly don’t hate women simply because they are “beautiful”. I also don’t believe that people hate me solely because I’m pretty because unfortunately, there are a bunch of other reasons someone could hate me. Such as:
- Sometimes I am bitchy.
- I laugh at people for being stupid.
- I am mean as shit.
- Occasionally I am loud and obnoxious.
- I also cuss a lot sometimes.
These are all perfectly valid reasons to hate me and I’m okay with that.
But really, are pretty women (and I guess handsome men) actually hated simply for being attractive? Or is there almost always…some other reason?
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