The internet’s exploded enough over this one already with lots of smarter longer responses, but we’re just going to take a moment to get two teeny little things out of our system, since they are so far out there that they have ruined our afternoon with so much facepalming that our forehead hurts:
1.) “Being featured by another publication is a privilege, not a right.”
Actually, white/thin/pretty/rich folks being featured more often is probably evidence of privilege, not a privilege itself. We all know how much I hate privilege tennis but like, for real?
2.) That whole “try harder!” narrative at the beginning and throughout the piece.
Because trying harder is exactly what it takes to be white/thin/pretty/gender-conforming/rich enough to afford stylin’ clothes and the leisure time for Fashun Blogging, and because people who aren’t already all those things aren’t like trying way fucking harder just to get through the day all the time anyhow? Really?
Someone bring us a bourbon, now, please.