What are your opinions of Jessica Ennis?(Original post by Dark Horse)
Seems that any woman who is famous has relied somewhat on her looks. Even Marie Forleo, for all of her drive and positive-thinking shtick, could not deny that she'd never have been as successful and got as much publicity as she has done if she wasn't a looker.
Also, the way women revere tin-pot celebrities who roll off of the reality TV production line is laughable. At some point it must occur to them that these women/people are famous for absolutely no reason at all. And "Jordan" is not a businesswomen. She may have sold many perfumes, books, clothes and whatever else but she relied heavily on her plastic celebrity status to get there, not to mention her plastic breasts.
There are also many female entrepreneurs out there who have net millions in profit, but most women will probably never look up to them. That way of life just does not have the same surface appeal as that of a recording artist/model/dancer/actress/TV personality. Many successful female athletes don't have the following they deserve either.
On second thought, Marie Forleo isn't even that famous. Although she's somewhat ingenious for building a successful business that tells people how to have a successful business. There's no substance within it at all.
Seems like two weeks after the Olympics, people have stopped talking about her
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- 13-04-2013 00:23
- 13-04-2013 00:33
I've just realised, I don't have any role models either. Except one, Napoleon Hill. If it weren't for reading his work and applying his ideas to my life - I wouldn't be where I am today. He's actually shaped my entire career and how I look at life today.
It used to be football players and F1 drivers in the past but I only liked them because they were good at what they do, not particularly because they were 'good people'
- 13-04-2013 03:35
Sigourney Weaver is quite a good female role model, especially her Ripley character.
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- 15-04-2013 11:25
Yes, there does seem a disparity with the gender of role models. This may be partially explained that historically women were often not in a position to achieve lasting fame, and so most historical role models would have been male, with various notable exceptions (Marie Curie, Madam de Pompadour, Joan of Arc, etc.).
Today, however, despite a more prominent role in the media, there still seem comparatively few female role models. Aung San Suu Kyi being the obvious exception, as well as female parliamentary MPs, Princess Diana, and so forth, but these still unfortunately seem exceptional cases. Often it seems that they have exposure off the back of some other, more prominent male figure, such as Barack Obama in Michelle Obama's case, Prince Charles in Lady D's case, and so on.
What I am left to admit is that of all those whom I would personally call a role model, there is not a single woman among them. Whether this is a statement about me or of society, I am unsure.
- 15-04-2013 14:18
It is because men are the best at everything!