Samantha Brick is a lady writer for the UK’s Daily Mail, which makes her, yes, perhaps less than 100 percent credible. She also thinks she’s totally the most gorgeous woman in the world. Don’t believe me? Just ask her. She wrote a 2,000 word screed on the subject for the paper. And she was entirely serious. In it, Brick details the daily struggles she faces as an extra-attractive woman. It is so difficult being so hot.
Somebody sounds like a Pantene commercial…
Throughout my adult life, I’ve regularly had bottles of bubbly or wine sent to my restaurant table by men I don’t know. Once, a well-dressed chap bought my train ticket when I was standing behind him in the queue, while there was another occasion when a charming gentleman paid my fare as I stepped out of a cab in Paris.
Sounds great, right? But it all comes at a price, and that price is quality female relationships. Brick complains that other women hate her and give her the freeze out because she’s so attractive. They feel threatened by her good looks, she opines.
“If you’re a woman reading this, I’d hazard that you’ve already formed your own opinion about me — and it won’t be very flattering.” she writes.
Well, she’s right – but Brick’s got it totally wrong when it comes to why people don’t like her. I’d guess that the negative opinion people have about Brick has more to do with her arrogant attitude than her blonde hair and so-called good looks.
It might also have something to do with how Brick is constantly appraising her looks in comparison to the women around her. For example, she is bewildered when one of her neighbors is rude to her, but then takes pains to note that “[my] friend pointed out she is shorter, heavier and older than me.” Well thanks for the clarification. I’m sure the relationship between you and your neighbor will be just great now.
And Samantha doesn’t stop there. She lets her inner misogynist shine through when she discusses the problems she’s had in the workforce, where a mean lady boss didn’t like the dresses she wore to the office. Explains Samantha:
Rather than argue, I worked out the rest of my contract wearing baggy, sombre-coloured trouser suits. It was clear that when you have a female boss, it’s best to let them shine, but when you have a male boss, it’s a different game: I have written in the Mail on how I have flirted to get ahead at work, something I’m sure many women do.
Ah! Perhaps that’s got something to do with why women hate you, Sam. You openly admit to flirting at the office to get ahead. And attractive woman or not, that makes all women look pretty ugly. [Daily Mail UK]