Over the past few days, Samantha Brick has taken the internet by storm. If you haven't heard, Samantha is the woman who wrote an article about women hating her for being too beautiful. If you haven't read it, you can find a it here.
This article has launched a firestorm of comments: some good, some bad. One woman even said that Brick looks like a "pit bull chewing on a wasp." Mean.
I feel for Ms. Brick. Not because I think I'm too beautiful, but because I think the main point of her article has gone over everyone's heads. Women love to bring each other down. Someone does something better than you? You automatically hate her. She's prettier, she's smarter, she has more money, she has better clothes, the list could go on and on. It doesn't matter that you completely rock your job or that you have flawless skin if her hair is just the right shade of chestnut brown.
For one, I hope we can stop criticizing Ms. Brick's looks. I also hope that as women, we can stop beating up on each other and taking away from each other's accomplishments. It's time that we start celebrating each other and encouraging each other to be the best that we can rather than tearing each other down at every chance.
And if this post starts an internet frenzy....well so be it.