OBJECTING BITCH FACE: Leave
alone stone expression

Imagine life without the capacious "Resting Bitch Face" It is impossible today, although this expression exists relatively recently. So called situations when a person (most often as you can understand from the name, a woman) are calm, but the surrounding read his mood is different – believe that he is angry, upset, looks at all condemning or arrogantly. The Russian analogue of the phrase – the "sinor’s syndrome" – did not care. But the Russians such an expression of the face is also very familiar.

The method definition appeared at the end of zero. In 2009, for example, RBF – Acronym "Resting Bitch Face" – included Urban Dictionary. Although the well-known expression has become a little later – the famous sketch on the topic that paroding social advertising and the participant already almost eight million views, for example, appeared in 2013. The bulk of definitions in the same Urban Dictionary also belongs to about this period – it dated 2014-2015. Probably, a truly large-scale phenomenon has become due to the flourishing and distribution of social networks, and memes helped. The end of zero and the beginning of the tenths were remembered including the twilight franchise – Kristen Stewart, who performed a major role, and today they consider the symbol of the "bitching person". Memes and jokes that there are never emotions on the face of the actress, actively use today.

Today, the "sindrosis syndrome" firmly settled in pop culture, as in the culture as a whole. Moreover, he is even dedicated to research: Noldus Information Technology, for example, in 2016, tried to understand what the "dead" face differs from the usual neutral. Jason Rogers and Abby Macbeth studied a question with the help of FaceReader – Noldus Programs, which compares facial expression in photographs with a catalog of 10 thousand different emotions. FaceReader studies the expression of the face on the downloaded photo, marks 500 points on it and with their help determines which basic emotions can be traced: to them the program relates happiness, anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, contempt. In addition, FaceReader reads and neutral facial expression is the most that many are taken for "stervoy".

Kristen Stewart, who performed a major role in the Twilight,
And today they consider the symbol of the "bitching person"

As a result of the experiment, Noldus employees came to several conclusions. It turned out that in 3% of cases when the program analyzed a calm expression, she reads the shades of other emotions in it, for example, disgust or sadness. Perhaps these cases we accept for the "steroid" face. In addition, Noldus employees came to the conclusion that Resting Bitch Face applies not only to women – a neutral facial expression with a shade of other emotions recognized the program and men.

But no matter what a program says, in the mass consciousness of the Syndrome of the Brooprope Person, genderly painted. Almost the only man mentioned in connection with this concept – Kanye West: on the carpet tracks he looks to a strange calm, especially against the background of smiling kim. Otherwise, the "bitch face" is used, describing women. No wonder, speaking of "bitching", they also mean them. Male phrase analogue is simply not: I have ever heard "Asshole Face" ever heard. James Corden and somehow noticed at all that Resting Bitch Face – what men look like on any filmoster.

In addition to the already mentioned Kristen Stewart, the "bitch face" attributes a whole group of celebrity women. From Jeniyari Jones, who, in the opinion of the tabloid, somehow looked "absolutely unhappy" at the Comic Con party, because "sat alone and smoked an electronic cigarette, while her friends danced," to Emma Watson and Anna Pakuin, who are alleged enough Joyful look on carpet tracks. "Broast face" find the celebrities in the most different status and kind of activity – for example, the Queen Elizabeth II or Hillary Clinton. The latter, for example, was accused of what she looks too unfriendly during the election campaign. Can not be saved from stereotypes and historical characters – in too "dead" and the gloomy expression of the face accused Mona Lisa and the heroine of twenty-oddollar banknotes, the American abolitioner Harriet Tabman – probably, with slavery she had to fight, keeping a smile.

Victoria Beckham is another symbol of the stone expression – in 2015 even explained why never smiles in the photo. In an interview with Vogue, the singer and designer said: "I smile in the shower. I think I have certain responsibilities before the fashion industry. ". Anna Kendrick, on the contrary, jokes about how great it would be to get rid of a non-emotional view: in the famous TV, she asked subscribers, is there no special filter for this.

The idea to change the expression of the face to look more pleasant seems to be absurd, and nevertheless, that is what they offer many women. Gymnastics for the face, massage, strict control over the facial expressions, special makeup and even the services of the beautician – all this allegedly should help cope with their own face and stop producing the impression of "bitch". It is not surprising that the idea of ​​fighting his own face was such a popular. Studies show that women who go beyond the traditional ideas about gender roles (prescribing women to be benevolent, soft and always calm), often face a negative reaction. They can be considered "complex" and "aggressive" where the man would not make such claims, for example, in an office environment, where sometimes it is required to make sharp solutions.

OVERRESTING BITCH FACE Leave alone stone facial expression

Women leaving for traditional ideas
about gender roles (you need to be soft and benevolent) often face
With a negative reaction

The idea of ​​the "sindrosis syndrome" seems harmless, if not thinking, which lies with it. "Smile" and "You would love a smile very much" – frequent Katkolling phrases and a consequence of a sequest installation: a woman should always be cute, pleasant and cheerful, and if she does not want to smile, it means that something is wrong with her. In Russia, where the duty smiles are spread less often (the habit of politely smile is associated with both cultural installations), such a common less often, but also meets. The author of this text heard the phrase "Why are you so sad?»Many times – in situations when I just thought about my.

Dr. Marianna Lafrans, Professor of Psychology, Gender Research and Jel’s Sexuality Research, believes that women are smiling more often men, but it does not mean that they are more satisfied with what is happening. According to the research of Lafrans, the smile can be the result of an imbalance of power: people with lower status and smaller influence can smile more often to please those who are higher in status. This theory can be extended to the relationship between men and women, in the end, there is no complete gender equality in any country.

The good news is that today women are increasingly thinking about what they do not have to meet any expectations. You do not need to be "soft" and "comfortable" to fit in someone’s picture of the world. "Barrowing Syndrome" can be an excellent tool in this struggle, as in the famous "Broad City" stage, where the heroine on the request of the passerby to smile simply show him the middle finger. "They say, in frowning, more muscles involved. I say: Well, it means that my face got a fucking class training, "Chelsea Handler says.

Serena Williams on the question about her facial expression in 2015 directly answered the interviewer: "Now 11:30, and if you are frank, I do not want to be here. I would prefer to lie in bed, and I need to get up early to workout and answer the questions that I do not want to answer. You continue to ask me about the same thing, and it does not bring me any pleasure. ". Why not take an example from it.

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