I think the biggest problem I have with the whole Samantha Brick affair is her notion that ‘women do not like attractive women.’ ‘It got me thinking about how the Sisterhood attack beautiful women,’ she said yesterday on This Morning.
I’ve shared my thoughts on whether the Sisterhood really exists before. But the idea that women don’t like Samantha Brick because she’s attractive is the part of her argument I find most offensive.
Of course, your views are usually based on your own experience; my experience is that I have some incredibly beautiful women friends. I mean, head-turning, men-with-tongues-hanging-out beautiful. I also have lots of female friends who are very attractive. What attracted me to all my friends is their personalities. I wouldn’t be friends with someone just because they were beautiful or attractive; if I felt they were arrogant or toxic, I wouldn’t be friends with them, it’s as simple as that.
But the idea that women are so silly, so flighty, so jealous and superficial that they can’t look beyond physical appearance and get to know a person does a deep disservice to women and simply plays into the hands of those anti-feminists and sexists (and of course the Daily Fail) who believe we’re all bitches underneath. And Samantha I think you’ll find that the reason many beautiful celebrities find themselves alone is because they are so self-obsessed they start to believe their own hype, which makes them the B word (that’s boring, not beautiful).
Women like other women who share their values, are good fun, who they can talk to and rely on in a crisis. That’s the beauty of female friendship.