I feel so bad for you! Everyone thinks you’re gorgeous, how terrible. Wait no, everyone thinks you’re the “sexiest woman alive” that must be devastating–not! It would be one thing if Scarlett’s looks limited her career options, but they have not. She has played everything from goths, to nerds, to superheroes. She has won prestigious awards and is constantly praised for her talents and abilities. Yes, people say she is a total babe too.
It’s so annoying when “pretty girls” complain about being pretty as if somehow the implication that they look good means they’re dumb or just a trophy. Do smart girls assume that they’re not “pretty” because they’re smart? Well, this smart girl doesn’t!
Maybe people would stop associating beauty with stupidity if the women we label as exceptionally beautiful didn’t complain about it as if it were a negative term. Yes, women are constantly under scrutiny for their looks. Yes, it would be nice if how we looked weren’t always used as a scale to measure our value. However, relax, a compliment is still a compliment.
Is it so wrong that when we think of ScarJo we think about her talents AND her looks? It’s not as though looks aren’t important to her (they are important to everyone) she looks stunning in just about every picture. It wouldn’t be presumptuous to guess that she wants to look good on the red carpet. I mean, who wouldn’t? All we are saying is, “You do look good, girl.” But no, no, no: beautiful girls are dumb, so people must think I am dumb.
Not the most forward thinking. If feminism teaches us anything it’s that women can look any way they want and be anything they want. If women can’t think beyond “hot girl” stereotypes then we’ll never get passed other absurd stereotypes like: ugly girls are smart to compensate for not being beautiful.
ScarJo, if we can accept that you’ve got the “boobs” and the “brains”, I think you can too.
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