April 15, 2018

Ex-model’s “beauty privilege” lament just more manufactured victimhood

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

They say beauty is only skin-deep, but if one was given the choice of being beautiful, plain, or ugly, beauty wins in a landslide.

Yet, according to an ex-model whose story was chronicled in a Daily Mail article, her inherent natural beauty has made her miserable through much of her life.

Describing herself as “tall and willowy”, she’s never weighed more than 120 pounds, and never interviewed for a job she didn’t get, but she says other women were jealous and the boyfriends in her life were always suspicious.

While I am not without sympathy for her, this “beauty privilege” lament strikes me as so much manufactured victimhood.

Perhaps even the sort of “victimhood” millions would actually love to endure.

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commented 2018-04-16 08:27:18 -0400
Just another pathetic drip craving some kind of recognition.
commented 2018-04-15 22:33:37 -0400
I suppose the Lottery Winner could have just given ALL her Money away to Charities…

But maybe she wasn’t Bright enough to think of that…

You know…being Blonde and all…
commented 2018-04-15 19:07:20 -0400
I could have mentioned that after 2 kids and 20 years of marriage she doesn’t have that problem anymore
commented 2018-04-15 19:01:14 -0400
I remember a friend named Gord once at church making some phony spiritual comment about how “wouldn’t it be cool if we were all born blind then we wouldn’t judge each other based on looks”. I called B.S. on him in much more polite churchy terms. Not that physical attraction is everything but there has to be some initial attraction. I mean how many guys date someone and then after a few years lighting strikes their brain and they come to a stark realization “hey this person isn’t bad looking”. Anyhow another friend Darren also mentioned to Gord that he noticed that all the girls Gord dated were pretty good looking. We all erupted into laughter when a puzzled look swept over Gord’s face and he feigned ignorance when he asked “they are”? I should have went to all the girls Gord dated and tested his lack of beauty awareness on them but why ruin their self esteem lol.
commented 2018-04-15 18:42:15 -0400
I call B.S. on her fake outrage. She just made this up because she wanted to relate to the rest of you.
commented 2018-04-15 18:33:28 -0400
I know exactly how she feels. I found it horribly degrading when I was constantly being hit on by an endless stream of incredibly attractive women…. who were only after one thing! They didn’t care about the real me! I wasn’t just an incredibly handsome face with an Adonis physique, I was a human being…. with feelings! They just couldn’t appreciate that. How incredibly shallow of them!! That’s why I deliberately put on an extra 200 lbs., went bald and grey and got real ugly. Finally…. people are taking me seriously. It was so lonely being incredibly handsome.
commented 2018-04-15 17:41:43 -0400
Don’t kid yourself Peter… She would’ve considered ugliness a much worse curse if she was born grotesque and had to look at beautiful faces from a far.
commented 2018-04-15 17:39:11 -0400
Brian Smith.. Excellent post.!!!
commented 2018-04-15 14:51:00 -0400
Money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy you a yacht and you can park real close to it.
I actually had a model friend who considered people’s infatuation with her a curse. I kinda understand
commented 2018-04-15 13:21:29 -0400
Don’t worry darling, time heals all pain, and your curse of being pretty is temporal. In the meanwhile you might want to prepare yourself, perhaps volunteering to help those less fortunate and just maybe you can put your fake privilege to good work.
commented 2018-04-15 11:39:46 -0400
Too good looking? Just slap on a Burlap sack… If winning the lottery made you so miserable, donate it to charity and get an effing JOB!!!… No?
commented 2018-04-15 11:22:43 -0400
I’m still reeling from the white privelage my aching hands remind me of.
commented 2018-04-15 11:21:28 -0400
There is a small truth in what she says. While it is nice to look a beautiful people, we should not be envious to the point of hating them as I have seen people do. That is wrong and evil. Also, she encourages people to think in a more nuanced way. Everyone wants to simplify the world into left/right victim/perp good/bad, because its easy. Less mental work. The world is more complicated than that. On the other hand, must we all be victims? If we cannot prove that we are victims, does that make us bad people? Are we either a victim or a perp? Can’t there be just regular normal people?