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My head just hurts trying to understand her message. Plays into that skanky trashy, cheap "male gaze" for a quick buck, even has the plastic fantastic botched face to match. Then turns around and makes herself a victim to rake in more money. Make it make sense
 
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I have neither the time nor a single iota of inclination to read a single word of this "article" but I think even the masses must find a headline like this yawn inducing: Emily Ratajkowski and the Burden of Being Perfect-Looking.


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I have neither the time nor a single iota of inclination to read a single word of this "article" but I think even the masses must find a headline like this yawn inducing: Emily Ratajkowski and the Burden of Being Perfect-Looking.


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Agree, but the article is actually not too bad apart from the fact that Emrata is stylised as the perfect looking, but the author also draws attention to the conflicting statements about her complaining about the industry while exploiting it at the same time.
 
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Agree, but the article is actually not too bad apart from the fact that Emrata is stylised as the perfect looking, but the author also draws attention to the conflicting statements about her complaining about the industry while exploiting it at the same time.
I understand that it's aiming to be "tongue in cheek" insofar as it's saying "Oh no, how difficult it is to be so beautiful! What a burden!" (though a skim just now seems to indicate that the author cedes ground to some of Emrata's claims).

My absolute eye roll is more at the existence of the whole conversation at all and its framing... Both the people saying 'oh no, beauty actually does have its burdens!' in a genuine way and people saying 'beautiful people have to shut up!' are just taking her claim to being cursed with beauty at all and dissecting it with such anxiety without actually... looking at her and seeing the obvious? It's so amazingly oblivious, navel-gazey and ultimately neurotic that I might almost appreciate it as performance art if the whole thing wasn't so trashy.
 
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But what about the rare women who are those physical ideals, the women born with the supernatural beauty to which others aspire?... This is the position from which Emily Ratajkowski, the model and entrepreneur, writes.

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I understand that it's aiming to be "tongue in cheek" insofar as it's saying "Oh no, how difficult it is to be so beautiful! What a burden!" (though a skim just now seems to indicate that the author cedes ground to some of Emrata's claims).

My absolute eye roll is more at the existence of the whole conversation at all and its framing... Both the people saying 'oh no, beauty actually does have its burdens!' in a genuine way and people saying 'beautiful people have to shut up!' are just taking her claim to being cursed with beauty at alll and dissecting it with such anxiety without actually... looking at her and seeing the obvious? It's so amazingly oblivious, navel-gazey and ultimately neurotic that I might almost appreciate it as performance art if the whole thing wasn't so trashy.
I absolutely understand what you are saying about the existence of the conversation at all and while I think the author is not as stupid as Emrata, in hindsight I agree it was probably a waste of time reading the article and I should spend my time differently :badgirl: off to my desk now and reading articles for my thesis :lol:
 
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I have neither the time nor a single iota of inclination to read a single word of this "article" but I think even the masses must find a headline like this yawn inducing: Emily Ratajkowski and the Burden of Being Perfect-Looking.

Didn’t read the article but the title alone annoys me greatly. And not just because it’s so nauseating. It’s poorly written. “The burden of being perfect looking”. Argh. It really should say “the burden of looking perfect” (or even “the burden of being beautiful”). Or better yet, “The burden of being an idiot”.
 
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I have neither the time nor a single iota of inclination to read a single word of this "article" but I think even the masses must find a headline like this yawn inducing: Emily Ratajkowski and the Burden of Being Perfect-Looking.


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Because I'm a masochist, I listened to some of Emily's interview on Call Her Daddy (a classy podcast for a classy gurl :mclap:) and she discussed the challenges of growing up "perfect" again. I'm supposed to believe that all of SoCal was enthralled by her bird beak and recessed chin?? I am prettier than Emily and I don't really remember being treated differently than my peers growing up. I wasn't even aware of my beauty until I became an adult, which seems like a common experience for many gorgeous women.
Adult men did give me a lot of innapropriate attention, but I don't feel comfortable drawing the conclusion that "Pretty girls are more susceptible to pedophiles" because there is no mold for victims. I sincerely empathize with Emily's experiences of garnering unwanted sexual attention from men as a child/ teenager. No kid deserves that. However that's not a consequence of "being perfect", it's a consequence of living in a world with sick, nefarious people.
Girls who complain about the tribulations of being too beautiful are usually painstakingly average and delusional. If she looked like Sasha Luss, it would be a different story. She is totally projecting her self obsession.
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Girls who complain about the tribulations of being too beautiful are usually painstakingly average and delusional
*below average lol

I detest her so much... And all this "empowerment" and "advocating". Let's keep it real, she just wants to pretend she's not shallow now. 🙄
 
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Haven't finished the article yet and not sure if I will, but I do like that the author seems to make jabs at Emily here and there.

(It also makes one shudder to think of just how powerless the models who don’t have Ratajkowski’s platform are. Ratajkowski seldom seems to consider these women.)

Didn’t read the article but the title alone annoys me greatly. And not just because it’s so nauseating. It’s poorly written. “The burden of being perfect looking”. Argh. It really should say “the burden of looking perfect” (or even “the burden of being beautiful”). Or better yet, “The burden of being an idiot”.
I thought about this and felt the same as you at first and not to be pedantic, but I think there are subtle differences between "looking perfect" and "being perfect-looking" -- the former can mean they only seem perfect, and the latter sounds more long standing. But in general The New Yorker can be incredibly wordy and pompous especially with the way they stylize words like teen-ager, coöperate, and reëlect 🥴
 

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Missed the edit window but I think the article might be worth reading just for the author's snide remarks.

As much as she alludes to being in control, Ratajkowski seems incapable of making a decision that doesn’t actively reinforce the things that make her feel bad. She confesses to still being “addicted” to the sensation of being loved on Instagram. Of course, all of these contradictions are valid, and the questions she poses are meaningful ones, but Ratajkowski often fails to cut through them with insight.
 
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Haven't finished the article yet and not sure if I will, but I do like that the author seems to make jabs at Emily here and there.




I thought about this and felt the same as you at first and not to be pedantic, but I think there are subtle differences between "looking perfect" and "being perfect-looking" -- the former can mean they only seem perfect, and the latter sounds more long standing. But in general The New Yorker can be incredibly wordy and pompous especially with the way they stylize words like teen-ager, coöperate, and reëlect 🥴

If we’re being pedantic, then they really should have have used the word “beautiful” (or perhaps “pretty” or “attractive”) instead. I think “perfect looking” conveys something more than just physical attractiveness. I think you can be perfect looking but not necessarily pretty or beautiful. For eg, Kim Kardashian. Whilst she may be considered attractive, there’s more to her than that. You rarely (if ever?) see her not looking perfectly put together; face full of make up, hair perfectly styled, almost always dressed up. If she’s spotted not wearing make up, that itself is often turned into a news story. The article (which I have now begrudgingly skimmed through) is all about Emrata’s natural beauty & physical appearance alone, her supposed struggle capitalising on it and wanting to be more than just a pretty face.

It could very well be that the words “being perfect looking” are used by Emrata in her stupid book, and the article has merely referenced that.
 
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View attachment 115693This caption is so embarrassing!

Not an attack towards you but I never get why people like celebrities' posts and then shit on them :lol: I get that some people aren't as serious with social media as I am and hate-following I kinda get (even if don't relate), but hate-following and liking? Goes over my head.

Anyway. The controversy this outfit stirs up imo is the impossible level of ugliness it reached. Takes skill to be so tasteless - it's like she got dressed in the dark.
 
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