5. Ever been told…? by da-AL

Ever been told that the ultimate tragedy (and crime) for a girl or a woman is not to be regarded as physically attractive?
Ever been told that the ultimate tragedy (and crime) for a girl and a woman is not to be regarded as physically attractive?

45 thoughts on “5. Ever been told…? by da-AL

  1. That’s not even true. Look at some of the great female actresses, who were icons in their countries, not very beautiful, but real characters, like Anna Magnani, Merlina Mercouri, Charlotte Rampling, Helen Mirren, Simone Signoret etc. etc. There was a Spanish one too, who always played the gypsy matriarchs in the Steinbeck movies. They were not “babes”, but very attractive. I think when I was a child they called that sex appeal, which has nothing to do with “normal” beauty.

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  2. Some women embrace their physical appearances with dignity and finesse, but it does seem that men rely on character and skills before fussing over the way they look. Take a peek at the back covers of books – every woman author looks like she could be a model, and yet we read their words and their wisdom – are only gorgeous women talented writers? Our culture is shallow and it make people doubt their talents. So very sad, such waste.

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  3. The ultimate tragedy would be for a girl, or anyone, to meet an individual that would make such a statement… obviously, anyone who tells someone they are not sexually attractive is a under educated Neanderthal with a inflated ego and under most, if not all, circumstances should ignored… 🙂

    “Sometimes it is best to keep ones mouth shut and appear stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt”.. Mark Twain

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  4. It’s a no from me. I can see it being insulting because to say ‘not attractive’ could imply ‘ugly’ but I wouldn’t really say so. I think attractiveness is so subjective, it will vary between each person as to what he or she considers attractive. And to not be considered attractive doesn’t mean all that much when you consider that person could have incredible other attributes; talent, model-appeal despite defying social norms of attractiveness, intelligence, etc. An interesting one! x

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  5. I’ve never been told that, but I have seen the tragic results of the attitude. Outgoing women and girls with great talent for mathematics, logic, acting, or what have you being passed over for less talented women seen as attractive or beautiful. It’s a cruel world for the less attractive among us. As evidence, the obscene profits of cosmetic companies promising brighter eyes, plumper lips, hiding eye circles, thicker more manageable hair, ad nauseum.

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      • Stella, not all women (nor all men) are unsupportive (& worse) however I have a problem with media that implies we’re automatically all such great ‘sisters’ to each other — while I’m complaining, I also have prob with media’s assumption that all mothers are perfect…

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  6. Hello da-AL,

    I haven’t been told this exact statement but growing up, people around me have said things that are close to this. It may be culture talking, or how they were nurtured themselves. Such statements can really change the way a person sees themselves.

    Thank you for starting this conversation.


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