Today I heard the story of Samantha Brick and the storm it has caused in the media, over her claims she is so beautiful, other women loathe her.
It’s hard to take this story too seriously… to be fair, it seems more than anything, this journalist wanted to provoke a reaction from people and the way the story was presented was guaranteed to upset a few folk.
But the way her story was received with such astonishment and shock, did raise some interesting questions… like why did reading about a woman who believes she is beautiful, cause such mass ‘disgust’ and uproar?
I can’t help but wonder, if this women had been a 6ft supermodel with flawless good looks …would the reaction have been different, more light-hearted and dismissive …a little less ‘vicious’ perhaps?
I wonder… has the media simply tried to manipulate us all again, using this woman and her story, as bait… to pitch both women and men against women who dare to declare aloud… that shock horror – they do infact, feel… beautiful? Especially women who do not fit the typically idea of what you might find on the cover of a glossy magazine
The mass panic could be felt as soon as this story hit the press with a palpable feeling of ‘Lets burn this witch alive and stop this nonsense before other ‘ordinary’ looking women start claiming they are beautiful too!’
Because imagine that …a world full of women who felt truly beautiful and empowered!
Yes indeed… imagine.
‘I have lived and worked in Los Angeles and I doubt that such a reaction to my piece would have happened there. For in the U.S. you’re expected to look good and you’re rightly applauded for it.’ and ‘..over in the U.S. there just isn’t the same level of female jealously, snippiness and rivalry that there is the UK.’
‘It’s a little peek behind the curtain at how the media deliberately pits women against women for fun and profit.’ – www.jezebel.com