Unfortunately, it’s sexism—a more polite cousin of the catcalls from the construction workers. We’re still being judged by our looks, objectified. Of course, there is a huge difference between what feels like admiration and what can feel like verbal assault. But for women such as Brick, who admitted that she has flirted to get ahead in business but has been upset when female bosses didn’t promote her, the biggest difference is that we don’t mind when it works in our favor. So what really riled women all over the world when Samantha Brick told us we hate her because she’s beautiful? Was it her immodesty? A competitive spirit? Or was it jealousy—either that men were paying her so much attention, or of her self-confidence? Or that she was bold enough to cross that fine line between using her looks to her advantage, but having the audacity to complain about it, shining a spotlight on women’s never-talked-about little secret?