Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I think Chloe Hamilton’s recent piss poor attempt at journalism has taken freedom of speech a little too far and her article attacking Zoella has become a vile, inappropriate woman’s issue that we cannot ignore; it has bled into our social media platforms and enraged bloggers everywhere. This is something I’m betting she didn’t consider when she took a stab at ‘journalism’. Producing what can only be described as horrendously hypocritical, contradictory, nasty and half-baked, Hamilton has singlehandedly reinforced exactly what Zoella is about and proven to everyone else, if not herself, that she is entirely wrong in the process. You see, Chloe dear, there is no community greater or stronger than the blogging community – you’ve attacked Zoe and in a way, you’ve attacked the rest of us. All of us have been inspired by a blogger before us and for the majority of beauty and fashion bloggers, you can bet your bottom dollar that these women were inspired by Zoella. So, way to go, Chloe Hamilton, you’re officially a fucking moron.
If you haven’t read The Independent article, you can do here, although doing so only perpetuates Hamilton’s infamy, something which she seems to be relishing in, if her Twitter page is anything to go by. For someone to make such a huge deal about Zoella allegedly having her ‘own brand’ of feminism, whilst being so openly critical of someone as well as being publically proud that her full on girl bashing has prompted so much vitriol from bloggers/women around the country, for me, completely negates the ethos of both feminism and womanhood. Honestly, Chloe, what were you thinking?
In a world where a man killed his girlfriend in malice and only has to serve a few months in prison, or where a footballer can rape a girl on camera and go back to his life like he did nothing wrong… Surely attacking a successful young woman for creating an empire from within the cocoon of her childhood bedroom is the last thing on your mind? Surely over at The Independent, there is a lot more to write about than how big someone’s eyes are or how her name makes you feel sick? How is this journalism? Chloe, you harp on about promoting feminism in an accessible way for young girls, totally forgetting that there are enormous factions of young girls and women out there who enjoy wearing make-up, who enjoy looking at Zoella and want to have hair like hers; emulation is a form of flattery, a young girl’s natural response to wanting to be closer to someone that she admires: There is nothing wrong with that. That does not make you the ‘wrong’ kind of woman.
I am a feminist. I believe in women’s rights and I believe in equal pay. I have recently been the subject of sexism within the work place and subsequently quit my job as a result. I am a feminist and I stand up for the things I believe in with every inch of my soul. In my spare time I like to read essays by feminists, romantic novels, murder mysteries. I like to watch romantic comedies and weep profusely at the moment where they finally get together and you just know they’re going to be together forever. I like super heroes and often wear Batman tights to the office. I love make up and spending hours pampering my skin with soaps and lotions that smell divine. I love doing my nails for hours on end and I love applying make-up, then washing it off again so I can apply some more with different products. I’m a bit of a tom boy and I am extremely girly: I am a feminist.
There is nothing wrong with the way Zoella conducts herself, the way she promotes body confidence to young women, she is doing nothing at all wrong other than rubbing Chloe Hamilton up the wrong way for being successful with endless opportunities for having the bright spark idea of setting her webcam up in her house and uploading videos to the internet about clothes and make up. She’s a fucking genius, if you ask me and it seems to me that Chloe Hamilton is just a little bit pissed off that she hasn’t had the bright spark idea of using her own ‘creativity’ and doing something that could cast her into the stratosphere of fame simply by being herself. Instead, she has to rely on poorly written, vitriolic and hateful words about a woman’s appearance and how she feels women should behave, further falling into the topic that women don’t deserve equal rights because they can’t support another woman’s success. That feminism is stupid, because we spend all of our time attacking other women’s appearances. That raping a woman is okay, because that woman will ignore it and write about how another girl has big eyes and a sickly sweet voice. Chloe Hamilton, you are the worst thing to happen to feminism and if you have a tiny shred of humanity in you, I would be deeply, deeply ashamed of your terrible, childish and nasty words against a fellow female. For shame, little girl, you are epitome of why there are so many groups of men who think feminism is a joke… thank you.