Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Salon)   Wait. People have something against freckles?   (salon.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, Molly Ringwald, the weekend, pointe shoes, The Cure  
•       •       •

12469 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Dec 2012 at 12:56 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



229 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2012-12-28 01:18:36 PM  
Tell you what. Send all your beautiful but freckled babes between 19 and 35 years old to me.  I shall take on the task of dealing with this most serious problem. Don't say I didn't do you any favors.
 
2012-12-28 01:19:43 PM  
I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman. But I've always loved my freckles. I don't think there has ever been a time where someone made a mean spirited or uncomplimentary remark about them either. I always get "Freckles are cute" remarks :)
 
2012-12-28 01:20:54 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I could think of something to hold against her freckles:

[cdnimg.visualizeus.com image 499x485]

Yes, that's Faye Regan.  Phwoar.


Came for the Faye Reagan and leaving surprised that she modeled for AA. Also, goddamn, she's hot.

/that is all
 
2012-12-28 01:21:06 PM  

miscreant: Damn you ChipNASA, this thread was getting good and you went and ruined it!


I saw carrot top in vegas last year...I really wanted to hate him. I really liked the show, though. He was a bloody farking riot.
 
2012-12-28 01:21:41 PM  

Aello: I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman. But I've always loved my freckles. I don't think there has ever been a time where someone made a mean spirited or uncomplimentary remark about them either. I always get "Freckles are cute" remarks :)


Rock it, girl.
 
2012-12-28 01:23:24 PM  
allwomenstalk.com
 
2012-12-28 01:23:31 PM  
I am a highly freckled redhead and I wouldn't have it any other way. Although when I was a teen I used to dream that one day my freckles would meld together and I'd have a rockin' tan.
 
2012-12-28 01:23:51 PM  
img1.ranker.com

Freckles look pretty good on this one
 
2012-12-28 01:24:10 PM  
Brunette with a generous helping of freckles. I've never been sensitive about them, never been teased about them and never felt the urge to hide them (though I did read an article about "how to hide freckles!" in one of those trashy women's magazines. That astonished and irritated me). Never had any particular yen for pale clear skin, either. I donno, it just never seemed to me to be anything to be sensitive about. To me it'd be like being sensitive about having brown eyes instead of green or something. So what?

I'm not sure if I find freckles attractive on a man or not. I just realized the only man I can envision who has freckles is Prince Harry.
I think I'd find them attractive on the right person, anyway.
 
2012-12-28 01:26:20 PM  

Sybarite: [www.fashionisingpictures.net image 755x1000]


btraz70: [s3-ak.buzzfeed.com image 593x390]

[s3-ak.buzzfeed.com image 511x800]

[s3-ak.buzzfeed.com image 600x631]


Loucifer: [manteresting.com image 249x373]

Lot of potential in this thread.


emotibot.net
/Shameless hotlink
 
2012-12-28 01:27:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-28 01:27:21 PM  

IamAwake: miscreant: Damn you ChipNASA, this thread was getting good and you went and ruined it!

I saw carrot top in vegas last year...I really wanted to hate him. I really liked the show, though. He was a bloody farking riot.


I don't hate carrot top, but he can't speak in this thread, and regardless of how funny he is, he's not exactly what I'm looking for in a hot freckle thread.
 
2012-12-28 01:27:35 PM  
I'm heavily freckled, less so on my face. Auburn hair. Blue eyes. I like my freckles.

However I've also had similar experiences, they just never really bothered me too much. I never tried to cover up my freckles. I have one on my lip that I'd rather not have (darker spot when I apply lip gloss) but that's not really a big whoop.

I have had people be extraordinarily nasty about it though, including one college professor I literally got into an argument with. His daughter had freckles, he talked in class about the genetic lottery of freckles...and how AWFUL and UGLY freckles were...as I was in the front row. My arms are fully covered with freckles, and I pushed back my sleeves (was winter, I don't hide them :P) to make sure he saw mine. Then confronted him after class about it. It culminated with him demanding (yelling in my face no less) what he should tell his 8 year old daughter when she sobs about how ugly she is.

I told him he should tell her she's got a shiatty father. (I really did). Among other things. Only F that remains on my academic record (I attempted to withdraw but apparently was too late, he was the only one who taught that specific course, blah blah blah. Never has hurt me either, since the rest are all pretty much As, and then once you enter the real world no one gives a shiat what your scores were. Ever.)

That was by far the nastiest. But there were many such incidences. I can easily recall many, most when I was a child. Fortunately I was a mouthy, know-it-all, Irish brat, so truly it didn't bother me. I liked 'em. My dad is also covered in them, as is one of my brothers.

I also didn't mind the comparisons to Pippi Longstocking (she was cool) but the Annie stuff...well that I did truly hate. ;)

Anyhoo long post shortened, while it didn't bother me as it did the woman in the article, you've really no idea how farking rude and shiatty people can be about it. And how often ADULTS thought it was okay to either make nasty comments, or (and this actually would piss me off) attempt to REASSURE me about my freckles. /rolls eyes

It does seem to trigger 'ew diseased!' reactions in some. I did have a friend confess to me she thought they were creepy the way my arms were covered in spots. They are on my face too, just very faint because I sunblock (for cancer prevention since I'm very very pale, not freckle prevention).

Oh and I also have no soul, but you guys knew that about us right? ;)
 
2012-12-28 01:30:07 PM  
www.chicagonow.com
Titty Sprinkles
 
2012-12-28 01:31:56 PM  

Lady Indica: I'm heavily freckled, less so on my face. Auburn hair. Blue eyes. I like my freckles.


I also didn't mind the comparisons to Pippi Longstocking (she was cool) but the Annie stuff...well that I did truly hate. ;)


HAHA! Your parents died in a fire!
 
2012-12-28 01:32:19 PM  
So if freckles are so great, then why do Janeane Garofalo, Carrot Top, and Lindsay Lohan all try to cover their freckles with gobs of foundation? I have the stupid kind that are everywhere, but are all spaced apart. I think they're also known as stupid moles. Not a fan of them, not one bit.
 
2012-12-28 01:33:22 PM  
My wife has freckles on her shoulders. I love them so much. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big impact.
 
2012-12-28 01:34:17 PM  
lh3.googleusercontent.com
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-12-28 01:34:25 PM  
"Jesus Christ," the lobsterman said, laughing with genuine amusement as I tried to sneak by. "What'd a seagull shiat on your face?"

I don't believe that.
 
2012-12-28 01:35:24 PM  
i90.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-28 01:35:25 PM  

cgraves67: My wife has freckles on her shoulders. I love them so much. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big impact.


rlv.zcache.com

/That's what she said.
 
2012-12-28 01:36:13 PM  
My ex was constantly 'mentioning' to me that they kept coming up with new laser treatments to remove freckles and oh you know you can get them removed and etc etc etc.

Why yes, there IS a reason he's my 'ex'.
 
2012-12-28 01:36:21 PM  
My daughter is strawberry blonde and full of freckles, also the most beautiful child I've ever seen. I'm not biased at all either.
 
2012-12-28 01:36:24 PM  
I always figured it was just makeup companies trying to sell women crap to cover up something that doesn't need covering.
 
2012-12-28 01:36:50 PM  

Earpj: My mother is a beautiful redhead with tons of freckles. As I equate my mom with all things that are good and right in this world, I can not dislike freckles.
Besides, my youngest son also has a ton of them.


Rock on, Freckle Family. Rock on.

/ love me some cute good folks with freckles

cgraves67: My wife has freckles on her shoulders. I love them so much. Sometimes it's the little things that make a big impact.


Need pics. But seriously, you are right. Love is a big sheet that covers the whole bed.
 
2012-12-28 01:37:05 PM  
data.whicdn.com
 
2012-12-28 01:37:39 PM  

magicgoo: Janeane Garofalo, Carrot Top, and Lindsay Lohan


hunternuttall.com

Who are....three people that one should, under no circumstances, emulate.
 
2012-12-28 01:38:03 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-28 01:38:15 PM  

Aello: I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman. But I've always loved my freckles. I don't think there has ever been a time where someone made a mean spirited or uncomplimentary remark about them either. I always get "Freckles are cute" remarks :)


What does being a Southern woman have to do with freckles being bad?
 
2012-12-28 01:38:43 PM  

kwame: Aello: I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman. But I've always loved my freckles. I don't think there has ever been a time where someone made a mean spirited or uncomplimentary remark about them either. I always get "Freckles are cute" remarks :)

What does being a Southern woman have to do with freckles being bad?


Good question. I was wondering that too.
 
2012-12-28 01:40:58 PM  

deamonbutterfly: kwame: That whole comment kind of goes to sh*t with the understanding that you continue to dye and straighten your hair.

not really, cause i like to dye my hair. i play with different colours. it's not because i don't like my hair. i love my hair. I'm not obssesing over having freckles either, nor did I as a child. :)


So do as I say not as I do? Then why the comment about setting examples?
 
2012-12-28 01:41:26 PM  
There is no reason to hate freckles just because they are Not Safe For Work.
 
2012-12-28 01:41:57 PM  
I only bang women with freckles so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2012-12-28 01:45:07 PM  
So long and thanks for all the titty freckles!

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-28 01:45:58 PM  
Southern women use to do whatever they could to rid themselves of freckles. Well, high society women anyways. Freckles were a sign of "low class" and "those dreadful women who had to *gasp* work outside". Milk baths, lemon juice were among some of the most popular treatments I think.
 
2012-12-28 01:47:18 PM  
Bookmarking this thread for much later, not-at-work time.
 
2012-12-28 01:48:16 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Freckles are nice in moderation, but redheads with their blotchy freckles are a major turnoff.


So are douchebags like you.
 
2012-12-28 01:48:59 PM  
I am ashamed of my red hair and my freckles. I avoid ever having a tan to keep freckles at a minimum.

I guess thats what years of bullying does to you.
 
2012-12-28 01:50:07 PM  

Aello: I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman.


Yup good ol southern classism and racism.

Classism - freckles can appear or darken with sun exposure. It used to be that a proper women was one who never stooped to doing farm work or other manual labor and showing signs of sun exposure marked your low class status.

Racism - light skinned blacks often have freckles which some explain as their black showing through. If you are white looking but have freckles then maybe you are really a half breed.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
rka
2012-12-28 01:50:25 PM  

kwame: Aello: I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman. But I've always loved my freckles. I don't think there has ever been a time where someone made a mean spirited or uncomplimentary remark about them either. I always get "Freckles are cute" remarks :)

What does being a Southern woman have to do with freckles being bad?


Freckles become more prominent with sun exposure. Only people who have to work in manual labor are out in the sun in the south. ergo, if you're a women who has freckles that means you are poor and have to work for a living.

It's a sign of low-class. Or so the story goes.
 
2012-12-28 01:50:45 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Wow every Gillian Anderson makeup/no makeup has disappeared from the web?


I just looked through my GA folder (which was a previous gift to some of you like a year ago) and you're right; none of the pictures I have show her with freckles. I tried guys, I really did. I mean, I can still put them up... but it just doesn't seem right.
 
2012-12-28 01:52:45 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
img.webmd.boots.com
 
2012-12-28 01:53:23 PM  

kwame: So do as I say not as I do? Then why the comment about setting examples?


you can teach your child to love themselves, and that they can express themselves with altering their physical appearance if they want to. Not out of disgust of what they look like, but because it's fun and they want to. If they love themselves, have confidence, and want to play with their hair colour, or makeup, etc.. who cares. i liked the very pale skin look....not because i hated freckles and thought they were the devil.....I just admired the pasty girls with porceline skin, because I think it's beautiful. I also think girls with Freckles are beautiful... Same reason i like men in kilts. it's a preference.. I like men in pants too, but men in kilts are just so damn sexy..

sometimes i like to have straight black hair because i can.
 
2012-12-28 01:53:32 PM  
www.koanicsoul.com
 
2012-12-28 01:54:10 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: magicgoo: Janeane Garofalo, Carrot Top, and Lindsay Lohan

[hunternuttall.com image 472x349]

Who are....three people that one should, under no circumstances, emulate.


Hehe, yeah. Awesome answer. I formally rescind my stupid question.
 
2012-12-28 01:54:38 PM  
HairBolus and rka, Thanks for the back up:) I've lived in South Louisiana all my life and fortunately I've never come across rude and demeaning remarks about my freckles. Sadly, it looks like the ones across the bridge of my nose and cheeks have faded. I don't spend as much time on the water as I use to :(
 
2012-12-28 01:55:13 PM  
"A face without freckles is like the night sky without stars"
-Mark Twain

/smart fellow that Mark Twain
 
2012-12-28 01:55:41 PM  

1.bp.blogspot.com
Spanky, I got something just awful to tell ya.

 
2012-12-28 01:57:26 PM  
Women basically have a problem with anything that makes them different from whichever famous photoshopped 19 year old they most recently latched onto as an ideal beauty.
 
2012-12-28 01:58:36 PM  

rka: kwame: Aello: I know that supposedly it's been "bad" to have freckles when you're a Southern woman. But I've always loved my freckles. I don't think there has ever been a time where someone made a mean spirited or uncomplimentary remark about them either. I always get "Freckles are cute" remarks :)

What does being a Southern woman have to do with freckles being bad?

Freckles become more prominent with sun exposure. Only people who have to work in manual labor are out in the sun in the south. ergo, if you're a women who has freckles that means you are poor and have to work for a living.

It's a sign of low-class. Or so the story goes.


So is having a tan.
 
Displayed 50 of 229 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report