Now, I'm not going to enter the debate about whether Ms Brick is even good looking or not. I'm sure some people find her attractive. And up until today I had no intention of writing about her at all, even though her article made me absolutely crazy.
Why? Three things. Firstly, her assumption that we females are threatened by beautiful women is just WRONG. I have never rejected a woman because she is more attractive than me. I have never been rejected because I am more attractive than someone else. Most of us women are concerned with what's inside.
Secondly, Ms Brick's claim that she is disliked because of her looks has no grounding in empirical evidence. Not once has she considered that maybe it's her, and not her appearance. Far easier to blame society in general than to look within yourself.
Thirdly, studies time and time again have shown that more attractive people do better in life, earn more, and get more promotions. It's been proven. It's FACT.
But all of that, I could let go. Today, however, Samantha Brick took things too far. Today, on Channel 7's Sunrise program, she talked about 'prejudice'. The real reason she wrote the article, she said, was to highlight the prejudice that exists towards beautiful women.
"Racism isn't acceptable," she said (or something like that, I was screaming at the TV at the time), "sexism isn't acceptable, so why is this acceptable?"
And with that, I completely lost the plot.
PREJUDICE? What the FUCK does Samantha Brick know about prejudice? How DARE she talk about prejudice.
Who experiences prejudice in our society? Let me make a list.
People with physical deformities.
People with mental illness.
....and the list goes on.
But attractive, blonde, forty-something, affluent white women?
No. I DON'T THINK SO.
So Samantha Brick, please shut up now. You are insulting all of us with your privileged whining and I, for one, have had enough.