RE: Female Cattiness I was browsing Jezebel.com earlier today when I came across the following post:
That's right, not only are these women models, they're Victoria's Secret models. They have to do that whole model thing in underwear, heels and various other potentially catastrophic accoutrements. If you read the article, you'll learn that to excel in their chosen profession, these models dehydrate themselves and eat only baby food to prep for VS casting and runway shows.
Personally, I clicked the link and read because I was curious to see what a Victoria's Secret casting would be like. I was interested in learning how horrific it could get. What I needed, was to know that life sucks for all of us, even the gorgeous. What I read, however, was just a description of what these models have to do to their bodies in order to get ready for a Victoria's secret runway show.
By the time I got done reading the post, I had a few things to say. I typed out this big, long comment and then I couldn't post it. I tried everything and no matter what I did, I couldn't get the comment to display under the post. Maybe it was a glitch or maybe Jezebel didn't like my dissent.
Since I couldn't post my comments on their site, I figured why not share them here, with you.
This post flat-out irked me because it came off as catty. It sounded like some chick with low self-esteem talking shit about the pretty girls in order to make herself feel better. Granted, I have no clue if that's the case, that's just how it came across.
My questions for every woman who felt the need to leave an incredulous comment lined with a thin layer of bitchiness and contempt, are as follows:
- How did you think the models achieved those inhuman bodies?
- Did you really think they were simply born with exceptional genes?
I don't, however, agree that these models are metaphorical athletes at the top of their game, as Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou (the show's creative director) suggests. Regardless, it's their job so why do any of us care? Also, why do we need Neophitou-Apostolou to admit that it's (VS runway model casting) about being thin? These women are models, their height and weight factor into every job, these numbers are critical to their careers. OF COURSE weight is a factor, but she can't say that 'cause clearly that pisses us mortal women off.
Why can't us chicks ever have one another's backs? Why must we always crucify the pretty?