HOTNESS PRIVILEGE STRIKES AGAIN – A few months ago, I courageously and insightfully identified the real problem in our society: “an elephant in the room – a cute elephant to be sure, size 6 and with really big… ears – but an elephant nevertheless: the hot female privilege.” As I wrote then:

The hotness privilege clearly is non-gender specific, but undoubtedly more pronounced in women, because men are more obsessive and obsessed about them than vice-versa. From the proverbial carrying a girl’s textbooks and doing her homework for her at school, it continues through teenage years and into adulthood. Hot women are chatted up and complimented, doors are open for them and lifts given, drinks are bought, as are meals and gifts, trespasses forgiven and opportunities made available. They surf through life on the waves of adulation; men want them, other women want to be like them, in the breaks between hating and envying them. They turn heads wherever they go and whatever they do; eyes follow them around the room, fingers follow them on social media.

But it’s time to stand up and say: enough is enough.

As the main picture for this expose of the year I quite arbitrarily used an Instagram photo of my compatriot, model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, because, well, she is female, she is hot, she is Polish (which is neither here nor there, but…) and certainly appears to be a beneficiary of her privilege. Little did I know how wrong I was, and how tough Miss Ratjkowski’s life really is:

She’s one of the world’s most beautiful women, but model and actress Emily Ratajkowski says people don’t want to work with her because her “boobs are too big.”

The 26-year-old stunner — best known for her role in Robin Thicke’s raunchy music video for Blurred Lines — moaned that she gets snubbed over her hot body, according to Harper’s Bazaar Australia.“There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” she told the magazine. “It’s like an anti-woman thing, that people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big. What’s wrong with boobs?”She added, “They’re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated. Like, who cares? They are great big, they are great small. Why should that be an issue?”

I would now like to apologise to Emily (or Emilia to her Polish friends) for assuming her privilege, whereas she is clearly the victim of discrimination by the sizeist, bigoted and judgmental society. Here is the illustration of Emily and her job-destroying assets. Spare a thought for those like her who every day suffer in silence, except for an occasional Harper’s Bazaar interview.

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