Chloe Grace Moretz, actress in Amityville Horror (2005 Remake) and Kick Ass, complained of being a victim of sexism because she’s apparently more known for her relationship with Brooklyn Beckham and has been described as “his girlfriend” on several occasions.
This is not an example of sexism. This is an example of crying victim when people fail to feed your ego. Not everyone will recognize your accomplishments and when they do it’s not ALWAYS a sexist thing. Also, anyone that has ever been in a relationship knows that our other is at times often described as attached in someway. Most people, when they introduce their partner, will describe them as their boyfriend or girlfriend. This is common and is about understanding relationship to the other, not claim of property, not to diminish any credit or accomplishments.
We as a species from relationships with one another and EVERY language from African mouth clicks to English uses words and labels to help identify and understand our relationships with one another. People calling you “his girlfriend” is no more sexist than people calling Hillary Clinton Bill’s wife. The difference here is that people would be less likely to call Hillary Clinton by a label as just about every freakin’ person knows who she is. Whereas Chloe Grace Moretz thinks her reputation is world renown and that EVERYONE must call her by her name and if not they’re sexist.
Why cover this? Chloe was only a child when she acted in Amityville Horror and this is more of a gossip piece than anything else, right? Chloe’s cry as a victim of sexism intrigues me as I’m sure it intrigues others as it says something about the culture around us. A growing culture of victim-playing and making mountains out of mole hills.
But the real reason why I’m covering this is because I love irony. Irony is so damn delicious, and boy does this piece dish it out in droves. It’s like tipped over ice cream truck in a middle of a neighborhood!
This piece is covered in TEENVOGUE and here is the juicy ironic quote:
So, Chloë, we feel you: We’re tired of this everyday sexism. It’s time we define women by their accomplishments, not their relationships.
From Chloe Grace Moretz Reveals the Sexist Way People talk About Her Relationship with Brooklyn Beckham http://www.teenvogue.com/story/chloe-grace-moretz-relationship-brooklyn-beckham-sexist-glamour-interview
You read that correctly. A media platform that directs 100% of its content at women, that actively pushes the narrative of women looking good, that actively describes women in terms of their relationships, claims that their tired of “this everyday sexism”. The everyday sexism TeenVogue is tired of is encouraged by the narrative and marketing they push.
Is anyone else tired of hearing about how this little thing is sexist or how that little thing is sexist?