Tuesday, February 16, 2010

facebook responses to the question: What do you think makes women ugly?

Susan Singer: What do you think makes a woman ugly?

response #1: a bad attitude, selfishness, self-centeredness.....

response #2: Is there such a thing as an ugly woman?

response #3: Negativity

response #4: Ugly is in the eye of the beholder- or maybe the heart.

response #5: For me: her looking as though she is being chased through life and never does anything she herself wants - just what others want from her. On the other hand, then she doesn't really look "ugly", I suppose. She looks disenfrachised in life - which I find threatening and therefore "ugly".

response #6: There's no such thing as an ugly woman; some are just better looking than others. (not an original line, don't know where I first heard it)

response #6a: But remember ... "all pretty girls are a trap, a pretty trap, and men expect them to be." (Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie , 1944)


response #7: An ugly woman is a behaviour, mean or cruel. But ugly can be fleeting as beaty can be fleeting.

response #8: the same things that make anything ugly: gross assymmetries, discolorations, lacerations, gross or awkward improprieties, neglect and dissolution.

response #9: I think ugliness, as well as beauty, is in the eye of the beholder...

response #10: I think it's interesting that there are more responses to "what do you think makes a woman ugly" than "what do you think makes a woman beautiful". Are we generally more comfortable with one question than the other?

response #11: ugly is as ugly does...

response #12: A certain meaness of spirit ... it shows on their faces, no matter how conventionally "beautiful" they are.

response #13: Nothing "makes" a woman ugly. We perceive ugliness, visual ugliness, because as humans we are endowed with aesthetic sensibilities. Not all notions of beauty or ugliness are acculturated. Certain physical forms are"ugly." Oozing lesions are universally repulsive. A person's face, disfigured by having been mauled by a mad dog, is not beautiful, despite the inner beauty that might radiate. The face missing a nose and lips is monstrous. Disharmonies can be disturbing to look at.

response #14: Over use of profanity.......

response #15: People are not ugly. Women are beautiful.

response #16: pretty is as pretty does...ugly is as ugly does?

response #17: Beauty comes from within...
response #18: When I was a young guy, whenever said woman/girl really turned me down for a date. But that was a very long time ago. Nowadays, at my advanced age, I somehow no longer see any ugly women (or men for that matter). Ugly behavior - that's another story.

response #19: You are so right, #18, ugly behavior is truly ugly. Be nice out there!

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