Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Samantha Brick - Too Beautiful?

Why did Samantha Brick provoke such hostility with her Don't hate me because I'm beautiful article? 

Samantha Brick - Beautiful?
The disparity? People may begrudgingly acknowledge the ‘rightful’ arrogance of the truly beautiful but for an average person to claim what isn’t rightfully theirs? They might as well go and nick the gnomes right out of your garden, right?

But people do get judged on their looks, women more than men. When did you last read an article where a man was described as ‘handsome’ when his looks were in no way related to the story?

Brick claims that ‘women do not like other women who are more attractive than they are’. She claims that it is her beauty that causes other women to dislike her. She attempts to back this theory up with examples from personal experience.

Once, whilst out walking her dogs, she waved to a passing female neighbour. The woman didn’t wave back. Most women would assume that they hadn’t seen her.

Not Samantha Brick. Samantha goes on to enthusiastically explain her theory why the woman hadn’t acknowledged her greeting. Apparently it is:

 ‘Because she views me as a threat. She is shorter, heavier and older than me’. It’s hard when everyone resents you for your looks. Men think “what’s the point, she’s out of my league” and don’t ask you out. And women don’t want to hang out with someone more attractive than they are.’

 Yet this contradicts her earlier claims. She says that men are always paying for her train tickets, sending her champagne, even bartenders refuse to let her pay for her drinks. Bartenders. On minimum wage? Do they pay for those drinks themselves? Are none of them married or gay?

In the end it is a moot point because she simultaneously claims that men don’t ask her out because they think she is out of their league.

 I wish she would make her mind up. I once had a friend who was extremely vocal about how attractive she was and what a problem it was in her life. She complained that when she was out drinking in clubs that men would stare at her but never approach her because they always thought she was out of their league. I saw her once on a night out and it all became clear.

She skipped from the dancefloor to the bar, fluffing her hair and giggling and tripping over steps (with loud squeals and giggles and finger placed coquettishly to her lips) because she was looking all around as she tried to see who was looking at her instead of looking where she was going.

Yes people stared, but not just men. She was so loud and in your face that it was hard not to stare. But we are talking car-crash not scene of natural beauty. Also she was wearing a cropped top and pair of hotpants so small that it looked as though she was wearing a bikini. Ironically she was actually a quite pretty girl. But the attention she got was from her behaviour not her looks. She just didn’t see it this way. Everybody stared at her. Men didn’t approach her. In her mind it was obvious why. She was just too darn beautiful!

  Who Said It: Samantha Brick Or Derek Zoolander? (QUIZ)

Who said it quiz, Samantha Brick or Derek Zoolander
It isn’t easy reasoning with people who have fixed opinions, particularly when their self esteem and self belief may rest on these opinions. Any woman who admits to disliking her is jealous of her looks. Men? Well they must be gay surely! Samantha says that she has been "dropped by countless friends who felt threatened if I was merely in the presence of their other halves."

I can see that. Genuinely. Everything about her screams a need to portray herself as a rose between thorns or a big fish in a small pool. The need to be seen to be better than the next person. Even to their husbands perhaps? I find it hard to believe that Samantha Brick is so disliked by other women because they are jealous of and threatened by her beauty. Rather I think women resent the fact that she seems to be saying other women are ugly (compared to her) and that they know she could steal their husbands.

Let's face it even an attractive person couldn't get away with saying that. And while Samantha Brick is averagely pleasant-looking she is not a beauty and this somehow makes it worse.

She says “I’m not smug and I’m no flirt” but goes on to say; “I have written in the Mail on how I have flirted to get ahead at work, something I’m sure many women do.”Like I said, I wish she’d make up her mind and stop contradicting herself. Between Brick and Jones I can't help wondering if the daily mail are doing it on purpose. Using the most ridiculous parodies of women to espouse their own misogyny. Women who provoke hostility in others and consistently justify their behaviour by claiming that ALL women do that when in reality it's just them.

Samantha Brick on ITV

Samantha goes on to end the article with the ludicrously untruthful assertation:

So now I’m 41 and probably one of very few women entering her fifth decade welcoming the decline of my looks. I can’t wait for the wrinkles and the grey hair that will help me blend into the background. Perhaps then the sisterhood will finally stop judging me so harshly on what I look like, and instead accept me for who I am.

Poor lamb. Her looks are a curse. She can’t wait for them to fade.

I wonder why she keeps bleaching her hair and using moisturiser and wearing makeup and designer heels. Maybe it’s just her way of coping.

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