OPEN LETTERS

An Open Letter to Pretty People

Jheets Jots
Open Letters To
3 min readMay 16, 2021

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Dear Pretty People,

You are a product of categorical thinking and spectrum, in other words, human nature. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if the beholder was the entirety of society?

Fine lines coated with capitalism, a smile rooted in colonialism, you bear the mark of supremacy and unknowingly embrace your imperialistic traits. Centuries wasted designing tools for idealism and oppression. So, what remains in the sights of your beholder? Pure Privilege.

You radiate kindness, health, intelligence, trustworthiness, and reliability despite not having to show proof of possessing any of those traits, why is that?

If you’ve heard of the halo effect you are aware that a large part of it is based on perceptions of physical attractiveness.

Most people depict a “halo” around pretty people that gives you other socially desirable positive characteristics. History has proven that conventionally pretty people are more likely to get jobs, political votes, relaxed criminal sentences, and fame.

You have been shown to get more opportunities and be more profitable and successful. For example, those deemed…

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Jheets Jots
Open Letters To

Novice Writer| Tech, Biology, and Social Psych| BSc in Molecular Genetics 🔬 Dreamer 💭 Poet 🖋Tamil Canadian| Creator of https://medium.com/the-mole-biologists