Leave it to the New York Times to say cow, see cow.
From Jessica Bennett’s Page One piece in the Sunday Styles Section:
Cursed With a Death Stare
The Internet meme known as RBF points to the perils of the serious female face at rest.
I didn’t think much about it at the time: I was appearing in a short television segment and had quickly brushed my hair, then slapped on some concealer. I figured my glasses would cover the circles under my eyes.
Only later did I behold what I looked like — and it was terrifying. It wasn’t that I was disheveled; it was the actual face that looked back at me in the frozen screen shot.
My mouth curled slightly downward, my brows were furrowed, my lips were a little pursed. My eyes aimed forward in a deadpan stare. I looked simultaneously bored, mad and skeptical. I was basically saying to the newscaster: Die.
In that moment, I joined the ranks of a tribe of women who suffer from the scourge known as “resting bitch face” or, increasingly, just RBF.
The RBF lineup above features, from left, Kristen Stewart, January Jones, and Victoria Beckham.
Fabulously, when you go to the story’s jump page, there’s this:
That’s beautiful, isn’t it?
(Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus)