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2012-12-28 01:58:48 PM  

magicgoo: 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.


'Cause they're insecure twats?
 
2012-12-28 02:00:11 PM  
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2012-12-28 02:00:21 PM  
Eh, I don't like freckles or 'beauty marks' on faces but I'm not going to yell it to the streets or point at someone to yell at how 'ugly' they are. A few freckles are 'fine' but the whole faceful or arms covered in them? I don't really find that attractive but you know what, attractiveness is objective so whatever. And people don't exist for others viewing pleasure so another strike against this. Besides bringing up to someone that they have a lot of freckles is like pointing out someone is tall. It's not news and a very inane statement.

/bored at work.
//likes redheads so good thread.
///very bored...
 
2012-12-28 02:01:01 PM  
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CheekyMonkey: 'Cause they're insecure twats?


those three are
 
2012-12-28 02:01:17 PM  
I had freckles when I was younger. I did get teased (kindly and unkindly) about them. They faded with time.
Being a redheaded boy was not always fun.

/Got over it
 
2012-12-28 02:01:29 PM  
Where's your Messiah now?

blog.homeindia.com

Please do not offer my god a peanut.
 
2012-12-28 02:02:27 PM  
Yes, having a tan was bad too....but the subject at hand is freckles. I have freckles, I do not have a tan. So, YAY freckles!
 
rka
2012-12-28 02:02:34 PM  

Maggie_Luna: but you know what, attractiveness is objective so whatever


Subjective?
 
2012-12-28 02:02:37 PM  

magicgoo: 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.


Well those are definitely three Nobel scholars. You should definitely follow thier examples.
 
2012-12-28 02:03:20 PM  
freckles are hot.

/done in 3 words
 
2012-12-28 02:04:21 PM  

HairBolus: 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 image 284x400]


Finally, something relevant to my interests.
 
2012-12-28 02:08:50 PM  

Aello: 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 :(


I still don't get the connection. 42 years across every state in the South, and I've never heard such a thing. And you say you haven't either.
 
2012-12-28 02:10:23 PM  
blog.lib.umn.edu

/my daughter (not above) has freckles and I love them
//she does not, she thinks they look like acne
 
2012-12-28 02:12:12 PM  
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2012-12-28 02:18:23 PM  

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can we get an updated picture of maebe? maeybe? maybe? etc etc etc
 
2012-12-28 02:18:43 PM  
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2012-12-28 02:20:14 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2012-12-28 02:20:32 PM  
I said _I've_ never gotten any rude or demeaning remarks about mine. I grew up in New Orleans and Baton Rouge in working class neighborhoods and that may be a reason why. But, I have heard stories of higher class women using lemon juice and milk to get rid of freckles.
 
2012-12-28 02:21:42 PM  

vudukungfu: . CheekyMonkey: 'Cause they're insecure twats?

those three are


Well, yeah. There are only 3 people mentioned in the question to which I was responding. I was certainly not implying that everyone with freckles is an insecure twat, if that's how you interpreted my post...
 
2012-12-28 02:21:57 PM  
Freckles are nice. The families of website programmers with multiple pop-up and pop-under ads can go straight to the seven gates of hell and burn for eternity.
 
2012-12-28 02:23:54 PM  

Aello: I said _I've_ never gotten any rude or demeaning remarks about mine. I grew up in New Orleans and Baton Rouge in working class neighborhoods and that may be a reason why. But, I have heard stories of higher class women using lemon juice and milk to get rid of freckles.


Now that makes me wonder if you could convince a really dumb rich broad that a daily semen facial will fade her freckles, and how long she'd let you blast her in the face before figuring out the truth...
 
2012-12-28 02:28:40 PM  
What, no pictures of Ginger Cartman?
 
2012-12-28 02:29:08 PM  

zato_ichi: [www.chicagonow.com image 300x410]
Titty Sprinkles


Titty freckles
 
2012-12-28 02:29:17 PM  
Being Irish, I have no problem with this. I'm also getting a kick out of these replies, which are relevant to my interests, and this is in no way a bookmark.
 
2012-12-28 02:29:48 PM  
Lot of butthurt in that article.  Lack of coping skills from early on.
 
2012-12-28 02:31:09 PM  

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


I was horribly abused as a child. I also have freckles and it was one of the things my tormenters used to make me feel extremely ugly and worthless. If you have never been in that place, maybe you can't understand how someone could want to make the world a better place for their child, rather than creating a situation where the child feels just as worthless. Setting a good example doesn't mean you have to actually feel inside the way you want your child to feel about themselves. It isn't that easy.

My child, a 15 year old girl, has high self-esteem. Why? Because I never fail to tell her how beautiful she is as a person. She used to have a friend who was demeaning and I helped her see that this person was destroying her slowly. She walked away from that abusive relationship when she realized the truth. She has confidence, is secure in who she is and honestly likes herself. She told me a few weeks ago that she is the person she hoped she would become from an early age.

Me? I still self-loathe, it is something I will probably never fully get rid of. But I don't do it in front of her, I don't tell her how ugly I feel, I only tell her how wonderful she is and how she can work hard and acheive whatever she wants to.

So yes.. do as I say, not as I do can be highly recommended in some cases.
 
2012-12-28 02:33:25 PM  

zato_ichi: [www.chicagonow.com image 300x410]
Titty Sprinkles


www.chicagonow.com

Cookie Crisp.
 
2012-12-28 02:34:22 PM  

gweilo8888:

www.sarahtomlinson.com

Oh my god it's a frecklish nightmare. Kill it with freckle-fighting fire!

/made-up story is made-up
//hot like yo' mama


This.

I read the article and I really felt for her. It reminded me of my angsty adolescent days. So, like you, I looked around for pictures of this Sarah Tomlinson, and while I didn't come up with one that was a good as yours (nice find btw), I did find these:

www.simonandschuster.com

nogoodforme.filmstills.org

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

not seeing these "freckles" that look anything like seagull shiat. she's actually pretty hot, and i think more freckles would make her hotter.
 
2012-12-28 02:39:40 PM  

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

I was horribly abused as a child. I also have freckles and it was one of the things my tormenters used to make me feel extremely ugly and worthless. If you have never been in that place, maybe you can't understand how someone could want to make the world a better place for their child, rather than creating a situation where the child feels just as worthless. Setting a good example doesn't mean you have to actually feel inside the way you want your child to feel about themselves. It isn't that easy.

My child, a 15 year old girl, has high self-esteem. Why? Because I never fail to tell her how beautiful she is as a person. She used to have a friend who was demeaning and I helped her see that this person was destroying her slowly. She walked away from that abusive relationship when she realized the truth. She has confidence, is secure in who she is and honestly likes herself. She told me a few weeks ago that she is the person she hoped she would become from an early age.

Me? I still self-loathe, it is something I will probably never fully get rid of. But I don't do it in front of her, I don't tell her how ugly I feel, I only tell her how wonderful she is and how she can work hard and acheive whatever she wants to.

So yes.. do as I say, not as I do can be highly recommended in some cases.


Sorry to hear that, but it's way off point. I just asked why someone who straightened and dyed her hair would say we should help people accept who they are by setting an example.
 
2012-12-28 02:41:24 PM  
because you can accept who you are and still want to alter your appearance for the sheer fun of it.

it's not that hard to understand. really.
 
2012-12-28 02:41:45 PM  

kwame: deamonbutterfly: "The Goths" made me giggle.. at 33, you get over a lables and just 'be' .

finding myself wanting that alabaster skin. yep. been there. still am. I am learning to embrace my abundance of freckles as I get older. Yes, I am a natural ginger, yes I dye my hair. Yes, I have curly hair, and yes I straighten it. We are taught from an early age to never like ourselves. We need to be like this girl, or that girl.. People blame the media for suicides of young, impressionable kids. To an extent maybe, I think they don't help at all, but it all comes back to parenting. Setting a good example for your daughter, teaching her to love herself and who she is on the outside and in. The culture of Vogue, and Elle may seep in, but if she was taught from an early age (by exampe too, not just words) that we are all beautifully different, it might not seep into the darkest of places.

or we can all just off ourselves. yah. seems more logical.

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


if black women can get away with the hypocrisy, so can she.
 
2012-12-28 02:41:55 PM  

oakleym82: gweilo8888:

[www.sarahtomlinson.com image 528x792]

Oh my god it's a frecklish nightmare. Kill it with freckle-fighting fire!

/made-up story is made-up
//hot like yo' mama

This.

I read the article and I really felt for her. It reminded me of my angsty adolescent days. So, like you, I looked around for pictures of this Sarah Tomlinson, and while I didn't come up with one that was a good as yours (nice find btw), I did find these:

[www.simonandschuster.com image 166x250]

[nogoodforme.filmstills.org image 500x418]

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x472]

not seeing these "freckles" that look anything like seagull shiat. she's actually pretty hot, and i think more freckles would make her hotter.


The good part is, she seems to have really low self esteem, so you could probably bang her like a screen door in a hurricane for the price of a couple drinks and a couple lame compliments.
 
2012-12-28 02:43:19 PM  
My uber-wealthy and insane great aunt used to make me scrub my skin with salt and lemons to lighten both my skin color and my freckleage when I was a child and spent summers with her at her house/mansion/museum of crazy.

So yes. Some people have a problem with freckles. It's called "they remind me that your father is an adopted mutt that has shamed my perfect existence now stop slouching and scrub your disgusting skin off."
 
2012-12-28 02:46:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: oakleym82: gweilo8888:

[www.sarahtomlinson.com image 528x792]

Oh my god it's a frecklish nightmare. Kill it with freckle-fighting fire!

/made-up story is made-up
//hot like yo' mama

This.

...

not seeing these "freckles" that look anything like seagull shiat. she's actually pretty hot, and i think more freckles would make her hotter.

The good part is, she seems to have really low self esteem, so you could probably bang her like a screen door in a hurricane for the price of a couple drinks and a couple lame compliments.


heh heh
 
2012-12-28 02:47:36 PM  
I've always had chestnut brown hair and freckles -- more when I was young than now, but I still have them.  Not sure if they show up in my profile pic here ... maybe a little?

It was clear to me early on that some people (my mom, that cute boy I met at a garden party when I was 5 or 6 years old, my husband) love freckles and find them attractive... and some people, for whatever reason, find them odd or unattractive.  I've always liked them, personally, and thought they were cute.  Some of us wear them better than others (e.g. I don't find them flattering on actress Maya Rudolph).

By the time I was in high school, I decided I had more important things to worry about than my freckles and whether or not this person or that person found them appealing...perhaps because something in me understood that anyone who is going to decide whether or not to like me based on a feature of my skin was probably not someone whose good opinion was much worth having.

It is probably for this reason that I have little patience for the type of navel-gazing the author engages in here.  There are people out there with REAL problems -- cerebral palsy, cancer, etc. -- and they're transcending those challenges and making a positive contribution against much greater odds.  And I'm going to whine about my farking freckles?  Sistah please...
 
2012-12-28 02:50:24 PM  

Dahnkster: Where's your Messiah now?

[blog.homeindia.com image 400x645]

Please do not offer my god a peanut.


This thread is about women with freckles, not women with freckle.
 
2012-12-28 02:50:53 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: "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.


"Christ's black bastard brother Harry," the freckled redhead said, laughing with genuine amusement . "What'd your mom schtupp a crustacean?"

Believe it.
 
2012-12-28 02:51:31 PM  
One day a grizzled lobsterman, still in hip waders, came toward me down the stone steps of King Ro Market, our village's general store, which kept an enormous block of hard cheese on the counter, to be sold by the slice, as well as motor oil, Wonder Bread, and my objective whenever I escaped the carob and kale of my childhood home: Swedish fish and other penny candy.

Did freckles write that sentence?
 
2012-12-28 02:53:23 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: kwame: deamonbutterfly: "The Goths" made me giggle.. at 33, you get over a lables and just 'be' .

finding myself wanting that alabaster skin. yep. been there. still am. I am learning to embrace my abundance of freckles as I get older. Yes, I am a natural ginger, yes I dye my hair. Yes, I have curly hair, and yes I straighten it. We are taught from an early age to never like ourselves. We need to be like this girl, or that girl.. People blame the media for suicides of young, impressionable kids. To an extent maybe, I think they don't help at all, but it all comes back to parenting. Setting a good example for your daughter, teaching her to love herself and who she is on the outside and in. The culture of Vogue, and Elle may seep in, but if she was taught from an early age (by exampe too, not just words) that we are all beautifully different, it might not seep into the darkest of places.

or we can all just off ourselves. yah. seems more logical.

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

if black women can get away with the hypocrisy, so can she.


Troll someone else, sh*t-for-brains.
 
2012-12-28 02:54:14 PM  
Oh, and I am extremely indebted to HairBolus introducing me to a fetish I didn't know existed... black chicks with freckles.

I had never even considered that before. You do good works, sir or madame.
 
2012-12-28 02:55:12 PM  

propasaurus: I love freckles and heavily freckled redheads.


THIS.

Most humans may be descended from apes, but redheads are descended from cats. Freckled redheads are descended from calico cats.
 
2012-12-28 02:56:09 PM  

ChipNASA: [www.fuelyourmotionography.com image 600x927]


You do know that you can go fark yourself, don't you?

/that's as good a bookmark as any
 
2012-12-28 02:56:36 PM  

GungFu: [community.secondlife.com image 346x496]

Argghhhhhhh! It's like another race. Runnnnnnnnnnn!


....Aaaannnndddd you'd populate other worlds with it. Don't lie.

Also FTA: I learned to do that thing where we identify the flaw in ourselves before anyone else can; if I judged my freckles first, and more harshly, then no one else's judgment could touch me

It's only a flaw if you allow yourself to believe it is, sweety. Guys smelling like bait and booze day in and out (or weed and pizza) can be a flaw too.
 
2012-12-28 02:56:52 PM  

trappedspirit: One day a grizzled lobsterman, still in hip waders, came toward me down the stone steps of King Ro Market, our village's general store, which kept an enormous block of hard cheese on the counter, to be sold by the slice, as well as motor oil, Wonder Bread, and my objective whenever I escaped the carob and kale of my childhood home: Swedish fish and other penny candy.

Did freckles write that sentence?


Totally. I'm sure the author leaned back, reread that, and thought she was a goddamned Sherwood Anderson.
 
2012-12-28 02:57:50 PM  
Another southern chick here who has never heard anything nasty about her freckles (only summer freckles since I hit around 30). Yeah, everyone has heard the old "high-society" wimmin habit, but like most things thought about the south - it hasn't been a "thing" in decades.
 
2012-12-28 02:58:10 PM  
I love freckles. Especially matched with contrasting dark hair like people from some parts of Scotland. They're like secret redheads.
 
2012-12-28 03:03:20 PM  

Aello: 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 :(


One of my Birth-sisters grew up in Lafayette. We're irish redheads, so I'll have to ask her about her experiences as a spotted ginger in the south.
 
2012-12-28 03:04:29 PM  
farm5.staticflickr.com
-hotlinked for your perusal
 
2012-12-28 03:08:08 PM  
I could think of something to hold against her freckles:

cdnimg.visualizeus.com

Yes, that's Faye Regan. Phwoar.

I'd like to play connect the dots with her freckles . . . .
 
2012-12-28 03:12:25 PM  

kendelrio: "A face without freckles is like the night sky without stars"
-Mark Twain

/smart fellow that Mark Twain


Come on, everyone knows Benjamin Franklin said that
 
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