When 20-year-old Fordham University student Felicia Czochanski had an article of hers published on Cosmopolitan’s website, her complaints about being judged for her good looks were met with tons of backlash.
Czochanski decided to write the piece titled, People Judge me Because I’m Pretty, after enduring uncomfortable stares and horrible catcalls for years.
“I want to be appreciated for more than just my looks and respected for who am I as a person,” she explains at the article’s start. She describes herself as “5-foot-5 with blonde hair, big hazel eyes, 34DDs, and toned calves” and calls herself a “girly girl” who likes to wear heels and a dress or a skirt.
“Coming to terms with being perceived as ‘beautiful’ wasn’t easy,” she goes on to say. “Imagine how it feels to have heads turn and all eyes on you when you are simply trying to get to where you need to be. It doesn’t make me feel beautiful or sexy. It makes me feel like there’s something wrong with me. The scrutiny is never ending.”
“People seemed to forget or simply ignore my accomplishments. They disregarded the fact that I’m an athlete, I’m intelligent, and I’m incredibly ambitious,” she states.
One Facebook user commented:
Lol narcissism in this is off the charts.. what a joke.
Read the full Cosmo article here.