- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I knew when I saw the Snurf name… Interweb funzies. Good one.
I love that writer lol It’s quite true though. We’re supposed to be so easily pacificed that “she’s just jealous” is used to make us feel better? That’s how I see it used most often. Someone’s crying or upset over something and the best friend trys to fix things by coming to the immediate conclusion that the other person is just jealous. It’s pretty rediculous.
I agree. There are times I see women say that, and I just LAUGH. Sometimes, yes it is true.. but more often than not it really isn’t the case.
@SnurfMurph86: I “hear” (on the internet) men saying this a lot actually :3
The “you’re just jealous” card is played so so so so often in the internet art world. It’s like the worst crutch ever. Take a remotely popular artist and give them a genuine constructive critique, suddenly you’re baraged with simpering fans denoucing you as a crazy jealous cretin. When people use it to defend their own artwork it just reeks of self obsession.
Just one of the reasons I avoid critiquing online.
Bah so annoying XD
Funny article, I will have to send that to a few of my friends that’ll appreciate it. I agree, too with the whole premise. I really, really have a hard time believing that everyone is “just jealous”. I love how the author says it’s f-ing running America lol.
Thank you for sharing! I loath the “they’re just jealous” anytime someone is remotely critical. This happens A LOT on the Bee. Too many times I’ve seen a bride complain that so-and-so isn’t fawning over her and her wedding and the majority of responses are “well, she’s just jealous.” I’m sure sometimes it’s true, but most of the time I think “no, she just has her own life,” or “no, you’re just full of yourself and acting like a b*tch.”
Usually the person who asks this has misinterpreted the sentiment toward her, either entirely or in part. The usual time you hear this phrase is from a very extroverted, pushy person (think Nicki Minaj. Not saying she has nothing desirable but dislike of her is more likely to come from her very affrontive personality).
Then there are other times when it is partially true and partially not (e.g., Anne Hathaway, a lot of people don’t like her, not just because they are envious of her, but because she comes off very fake. Also, Gwenyth(sp?) Paltrow, because she seems snobby. But these women also have much that other women want).
Sometimes people really do treat another person with negativity because of jealousy alone, but often the target doesn’t ask “why are they jealous of me?” … she usually asks “why don’t they like me?” …it’s actually a reasonable question because people can like you while being jealous at the same time.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard “why are they jealous of me? I have less (whatever) than them. Shouldn’t I be jealous of them, if anyone?” …And wouldn’t that be the only legit time to ask this question?
I used to always get/do this in good ol’ high school. I now realize how stupid it was and still is for some girls, but man, this article is so perfect! It so clearly defines WHY we say it, and why it’s bullshit and non-credible. Brilliant! Wish I had thought to write an article like this one. 🙂
Thanks all, glad you intelligent ladies can see through the “It’s jealousy” nonsense.
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