Iskra Lawrence Shuts Down Men Who Tell Women To Smile: ‘How Dare You?!'
The nerve of Iskra Lawrence.
As a society, we know it is perfectly reasonable to tell a woman to “turn that frown upside down” when we see fit. Iskra Lawrence had the audacity to suggest that's a load of BS.
In a recent interview with Seventeen, the British model spoke out against catcallers, saying,
English workmen – you know, builders – would sometimes shout, ‘Cheer up, love!' or ‘Crack a smile!' and I'm like, OK, how dare you try to tell me to smile! Is it for you benefit? I should look smiley and, therefore, attractive to you? Like it's such a weird concept to me.
During this interview, Lawrence discussed everything from photoshopping cover shoots and celebrity crushes to her first modeling gig and her craziest shoot.
But of all the things she said, there's no question her most radical ideas came when she was discussing the notion women shouldn't have to smile all the time and kill themselves to constantly look pretty for society.
Some people have a resting bitch face. If I'm tired, I could be making faces and I don't even know I'm doing. There's nothing wrong with having a bad day. Let yourself feel those emotions because every emotion is validated.
Come to think of it, the British model's words resemble the words of another celebrity who just couldn't resist rebelling against the idea of perpetually smiling women.
Here's Serena Williams shutting down a reporter after he asked her why she's not smiling at the podium.
It's 11:30… to be perfectly honest with you, I don't want to be here. I just want to be in bed right now, and I have to wake up early to practice. And I don't want to answer any of these questions, and you guys keep asking me the same questions. So… you're not making it super enjoyable. [laughs] Just being honest.
Now, I'm not saying Lawrence and Williams are crazy, but to actually agree with what they said would mean going against the idea women are merely ornaments for male enjoyment. Blasphemy!
It's crazy talk, I tell you! (But no, seriously, actually listen to them. Please.)
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