I think a character complaining about the effects of their beauty should count as valid example, whether or not the reader agrees that the problems the character cites are actual problems.
The issue with the trope isn't so much the definition, but the fact that large parts of the description goes out of its way to make it sound like this trope is indicative of Bad Writing
In the short term, I'm cutting the following bits, given that it is downright insulting to many authors (and fans of their works) that use the trope, and given that objective tropes should not be describe in terms of Flame Bait
I'm also cutting the Male Gaze
sinkhole as misuse.
However, more work still needs to be done. This whole thing needs to be rewritten in a simple, brief, descriptive and neutral tone.
edited 15th Feb '13 3:19:21 PM by Catbert