This lady has provoked a storm across the internet by writing an article in the DM sayin that other women hate her because of her good looks. Do you think that other women are really that jealous of the way she looks or do you think that it is her attitude that is the problem?
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Certainly not looks! I would say a very conceited attitude would be the problem.
Although we women can undoubtedly sometimes be jealous, if every woman that this lady encounters has problems with her, then I think that she does need to have a look at her attitude. Beauty is a very subjective thing anyway, so even the goddess Aphrodite wouldn't float every man's boat!
She got the desired result. Almost 2 million hits. Either she needs a reality check, is very confident, looking for a publicity stunt, all of the above.
I laughed so hard when this woman called herself beautiful. The fact that she decided to come out publicly and announcing that people hate her because of her beauty is the most absurd, egotistical action I've seen in a long time.
Too bad she really doesn't understand what true beauty is about.
Definitely attitude! I don't think she's that beautiful, and anyway a person's personality can shine through and cause them to look more/less beautiful.
Her nose is far too wide, she seems to have a squint, her forehead is obviously botoxed, her hair looks really ratty and the hairstyle does not suit her at all.
If you think that the photograph was obviously taken for the article, and probably has been retouched a bit and published with this woman's approval, it makes the whole thing even funnier.
I would not notice her in the street. If some men fancy her, that's their taste and I'm not in the least bothered by the fact.
I read the article and I think in one sense, what she is saying is true. Pretty women are usually judged first by their looks. As far as her coming right out and saying it, it's hard to tell without really knowing her. Some people are average looking and brash. So she may have a point. I think the response she is receiving is more telling than what she said. We judge far too easily.
I would have to agree with WriteAngled about the looks - however looks are not always what makes a woman attractive. If she is outgoing, THINKS she is hot (confidence) and flirts a lot, then she could easily be seen as a threat by other women.
I have always been grateful that I'm not really ugly or really hot. I'm good looking enough to be easy on the eyes but still plain enough to be listened to and respected for my thoughts and ideas.
I can see where she is coming from. Although there are two or three sides to every story, and we've never met her in person or seen the situations she describes.
This woman is a Daily Mail staff writer, and I get the impression she was put up to doing this, with no doubt the DM pulling its not insignificant power to push her Twitter comments high, and 'make' a story.
As a reporter, she's probably not shy in coming forward, but I think the whole issue is fake.
No doubt there are beautiful women out there who do indeed get preferential treatment from men, but it's not her.
This is definitely a problem that becomes less believable the more people you announce it to. Seems like if women are giving her attitude the mature thing to do would be to confront them directly. This just seems passive-aggressive and martyr-like.
Nice that she's taking any and all criticism as evidence that she's right too. She should run for office.
You know, I'm trying to think of what my reaction would be if a man said the exact same thing, because I don't want to be guilty of unconscious gender bias. I think it'd be about the same. Well, maybe I'd find a man even more obnoxious.
I agree that she wanted publicity and she got it. Today,making outrageous comments is the way to bee seen and read. Accusations don't have to be true or not...
Well the story is even being featured on the national TV news this evening in the UK - so its obviously one of those issues that has polarised opinion and has aroused strong reactions
She's not ugly, but she isn't anything special, but she's got the publicity she wants so maybe she's onto something! lol! maybe we should all try it, just think of the number of readers we would get, and in my case insults I expect! haha!
Apparently the DM have had over 1.5 million hits on their website because of these articles and they run ads - nice little earner?
The lady in question, Samantha Brick, had also already graduated onto TV chat shows, so she can't be doing too badly either.
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I think I know what my next hub is going to be about!
It is not wrong to have confidence about your own "perceived beauty" but arrogance is another thing.
Definetely her attitude. The woman is definetely not beautiful, and for even saying that, is just hilarious to me.
She just had her first live interview on NBC, the Today show. She said her original title was changed and the article was her own personal account of how beautiful people are 'perceived'. She said the 24 hours after the article was public was her worst 24 hours ever.
She obviously came off as narcissistic, but her point is definitely real. Maybe not so much in big urban cities where there are many 'beautiful' women walking the streets. Here in Florida, she would simply be another pretty face.
I have felt some of what she says. I'm tall, slim and blonde and you would be surprised how being tall, slim and blonde somehow marks us differently.
I do think that the point she made about the difference between British and American attitudes has some truth in it. We Brits tend to be a self-deprecating bunch, so to a certain extent she must have known that declaring herself to be beautiful was going to create a bit of a storm. People over here tend to talk themselves down rather than up, and taking the pi** out of ourselves and our friends is a bit of a national sport.
Sorry you have ever had any negative experiences because of your good looks Rebekah, as you say it might also be an area thing. I have lived all my adult life in London and worked in the West End and the City, where you are surrounded by attractive, well-groomed woman. Many of my friends are beautiful women, and whatever differences we may have had along the way has never had anything to do with the way they look.
She certainly isn't beautiful, attractive maybe but not beautiful. But having said that attractive women can experience jealously from other women. Women are constantly looking each other up and down and checking each other out. They scan other womens faces, figures, clothes etc and make mental notes. If a woman who considers herself attractive encounters another attractive woman this 'checking each other out' is even more pronounced, its simply human nature. To a certain extent she is probably right about some of the negative attitudes to other women, but if she walks about with her nose in the air thinking" I'm so beautiful" then she is going to alienate other women because no one likes arrogance!
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I'd say she is attractive but not overly so.
This story is the reason why I rarely read and never buy a newspaper. This has been blown out of all proportion, surely there are far more interesting things going on in the world.
I reckon this article was staged as some of sociological experiment, to measure cultural attitudes among women generally. For Samantha, the experiment has been a total success, she's famous.
Also, as the previous post said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I'd say that she was just normal, not particularly attractive, but definitely not ugly.
And she's making the most of it, as she came back for more today
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She has some serious attitude problems. Not that she has good looks. Her beauty is just plainly ordinary, its just okay. But her claim that women will be threatened by her is just lame. To think there are a hundred girl out there that look much more beautiful out there. They don't even need to brag about it. I think those who are really beautiful are those who don't even realize they were, and they just act simple about it. Not bragging it to everyone.
I think she's crazy as a fox, pulling everyone's chain, pushing everyone's buttons, and getting a ton of publicity in the process. In case it's missed anyone's attention, everyone is aware of her now and she's getting more than her 15 minutes of fame. As far as her looks, even if she's not everyone's idea of a super model, she would certainly be considered pretty enough to attract male attention and female distain in some circles. What I fine more interesting than anything she's got to say, is how everyone seems to react to it. I have the feeling that if she were writing the article about how people disliked her because she was ugly, everyone would be telling her that she's not ugly at all and shame on all those mean people... lol. Pretty or ugly, either way she has accomplished her goal and has everyone talking about her.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And, beauty can be more than skin deep. For some, her "arrogance" may be a turn on feature for others. For some, confidence, power, assertiveness are qualities that are sought after.
Here's an interesting take on whether beauty has an affect on one's life:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/11 … d%3D151587
Personally, I know that beauty, or just looking better than the person next to me, has a detrimental side to it. And sometimes, there is nothing that I have done to justify the remarks, looks, stares, actions that I receive.
I could not name anyone who is stunning. She is pretty but very over-confident with herself. If you are confident you should not act like you are better than the next person. Internally she is very unattractive which does not make her beautiful at all.
Going only by the photo and headline, I think she is average in looks and overconfident in her looks. This is critical with how she relates to other women and how they relate to her. I have encountered more than a few women like this and the reason other women around them get their knickers in a bunch is because their actions and words reveal that they believe they are better than most people or they are entitled to a variety of things simply because they exist (not due to effort, skill, knowledge, or talent). I think this article was just a way of upping traffic for her and the employer.
I wrote a blog post about this. I think she's a little bit ridiculous. <link snipped - no promotional links>
How about friends disliking her for going beyond being egocentric?
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