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2013-09-29 11:12:54 AM

randomjsa: Sounds like Rebecca Watson.

If you can't be bothered to look her up then this would be the woman who basically howled on and on about misogyny because somebody had the audacity to ask her up their room for coffee on an elevator.


So I take it that that Watson has little to do with ejaculating?
 
2013-09-29 11:22:34 AM
Probably smells like a fish farm.
 
2013-09-29 11:30:48 AM

Huggermugger: Gergesa: NetOwl: Do you know what is more difficult than being pretty? Being ugly. If you think people don't take you seriously when you look good, well, try disfiguring your face. See how many people take you seriously then.

This.  I think there have been a few articles about how ugly people generally have much more difficulty in life than attractive people.

I'm an ugly woman, and I wasted way too much time thinking that if I was attractive it would solve all my problems, but I've since seen so many men treat beautiful women like raw sewage while at the same time feeling conflicted about their overwhelming attraction to said women, that I don't entirely envy them.

My perfect world would be to have the ability to switch it on and off for about an hour a week. Otherwise, I prefer living life being invisible to most men. It's worth the absence of harassment and sexual assault. Being stared at is definitely a form of harrassment. Men have a very hard time understanding that, but a lot of those same men are also very skittish and defensive if they are forced to interact with women they consider repulsive.


As far as interacting with women goes, I'm happy to share conversation with non-pretty, even ugly women; I think from personal observation that most men are the same way.  But I've noticed that the majority of women quickly take on defensive body language with men who aren't tall and athletic, or with guido suave good looks, or wearing the trappings of great wealth.  This changes once women are over 40, but the double standard point is made long before then, while the good looks which open up social and sexual opportunities are largely lost.

Men DO pick mates based on looks, but men are paradoxically less sex-minded when it comes to casual encounters.  Given that the happiest and most sought-after people sexually are social 'good mixers', I would think that a single person refusing to mix with all types is self-harming maiming their chances when they do meet someone they're attracted to.
 
2013-09-29 11:33:07 AM

edmo: [img.fark.net image 677x800]


Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.
por-img.cimcontent.net
 
2013-09-29 11:33:22 AM
i.ebayimg.com

Ermagerd, mens keep LOOKING at me!! SOOOO CREEPY!!!!  Execute them, my husband!
 
2013-09-29 11:33:34 AM

Occam's Disposable Razor: I'm a 5'11" man who weighs 190. A good bit of that is muscle, but I constantly fight not to eat the stuff I want and would like to lose 10 pounds or so. The women pictured can't be that heavy. A 5'2" woman at 190 is very obese, nearly "morbidly" so. That's a medical definition, not just being a dick.


Whatever the technical definition of obesity, and whatever aesthetic perception that carries with it, the women in the pictures are 190. Women carry weight differently. It's not a discussion of what's healthy, it's a discussion of aesthetics. I agree 190 is not at all a healthy weight for that height.
With men, since they're built straight up and down, it's more noticable when they're significantly overweight. If a woman puts on weight mostly in her boobs, hips and ass, and then fairly equally in thighs and everywhere else it can throw perception off.

This is me at 210 (luckily I'm losing weight again), 5'2":
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/anostomusternetzi/meinfront of tank.jpg

Yes I'm obviously much too overweight in the pic, but people generally underestimate my weight significantly (about 30-40 lbs under). Most people are not good at judging other people's weight. The perception is that someone at my height and the weight in the pic would be round, have fat hanging, and wheeze when they walk, but the fact is I get around just fine, and I can still hike and do normal activities without getting out of breath, even with my arthritis (which is the major factor in my weight gain because it causes general fatigue, which is more of an issue than the pain itself, not to mention tends to cause depression).

Just as an aside, I finally got a prescription for humira which is pretty much a miracle drug for me and others with arthritis. So I've been a lot less tired and more able to get out, active, and distract myself rather than eating, so I'm getting healthier. :)
Highly suggest it for people with severe arthritis, but it's an immunosuppressant so shouldn't be used unless you really need it badly, or if you have a compromised immune system already.
 
2013-09-29 11:33:54 AM

Huggermugger: Gergesa: NetOwl: Do you know what is more difficult than being pretty? Being ugly. If you think people don't take you seriously when you look good, well, try disfiguring your face. See how many people take you seriously then.

This.  I think there have been a few articles about how ugly people generally have much more difficulty in life than attractive people.

I'm an ugly woman, and I wasted way too much time thinking that if I was attractive it would solve all my problems, but I've since seen so many men treat beautiful women like raw sewage while at the same time feeling conflicted about their overwhelming attraction to said women, that I don't entirely envy them.

My perfect world would be to have the ability to switch it on and off for about an hour a week. Otherwise, I prefer living life being invisible to most men. It's worth the absence of harassment and sexual assault. Being stared at is definitely a form of harrassment. Men have a very hard time understanding that, but a lot of those same men are also very skittish and defensive if they are forced to interact with women they consider repulsive.




In my perfect world, I'd be able to turn off my intense attraction to women who look a certain way. The difference between beautiful and not so beautiful is a matter of centimeters to millimeters. One thing that I don't think many women understand about most men is that we can be incredibly sexually attracted to women that we actually dislike as people. Physical appearance is inextricably tied together with sexual attraction, and the urge to reproduce is one of the strongest ones us humans have.
 
2013-09-29 11:35:36 AM
Attention whore seeks attention.
 
2013-09-29 11:36:19 AM
Translation: "I was a tarted-up little whore from the time I was a teenager, and even though I'm as dumb as a box of rocks, I thought I was so smart because I was banging everybody, even rich successful men as old as 25 who had their own apartment.   When I got a job at the local Burger King, the manager was always wanting one more quicky in the back office.

Now that I'm 25 and lost my looks due to hard drinking, blow, meth, and being used like the whore I am by everyone I've ever met, how do I fix my life up?  I've also gotten really fat, and my tattoos look like hell.
 
2013-09-29 11:37:00 AM

dr_blasto: edmo: [img.fark.net image 677x800]

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful was beautiful.
[por-img.cimcontent.net image 461x400]


Some are born to move the world
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we'd like to be
Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you, the blind who once could see
The bell tolls for thee...
 
2013-09-29 11:37:03 AM

I May Be Crazy But...: megarian: Huh. I thought that unicorn rambling article a few headlines down was a waste of time. And then I read this.

So now we're here. How do we fix this?

After that unicorn business, I'm leaning toward some morning drinking. But after reading this, I'm thinking that pictures of a good looking woman might be a healthier option for my liver.


Well, you're right. But I sort of jumped the whiskey and coffee gun.

I should be more attentive to threads with better ideas.
 
2013-09-29 11:38:18 AM

Abox: I could have been an ax murderer and they would have accepted it because of my looks


I personally would love to meet an ultra-hottie with an interesting side-hobby.


She must have glanced over at her video tape collection for that line.
content8.flixster.com
 
2013-09-29 11:38:38 AM

Occam's Disposable Razor: Ihaveanevilparrot: poison_amy: In the grand scheme of fatness, sixty pounds isn't THAT much

I didn't see the 60 lb part. That is not big enough to completely eliminate your chance for finding any guy other than feeder fetishists.

Say she's 5'3" which is a little under average height. For an adult woman of that height 130 is a fairly healthy weight - a little over what would be optimal. So 60 lbs would make her 190. Realistically she probably started skinnier than that and doesn't even weigh 190 if she's gained 60 lbs, but I'm erring on the upper side.

This is 5'3" 190, and a woman that actually works out and lifts a little weight would look smaller and more toned. At 5'2" and 190 I'm built about like the 2nd pic, and people also tend to under-guess my weight cuz I'm still active and have muscle tone.
http://www.cockeyed.com/photos/bodies/503-190.html

I'm a 5'11" man who weighs 190. A good bit of that is muscle, but I constantly fight not to eat the stuff I want and would like to lose 10 pounds or so. The women pictured can't be that heavy. A 5'2" woman at 190 is very obese, nearly "morbidly" so. That's a medical definition, not just being a dick.


Exactly, my wife is around 5'1 and weights around 105 lbs, is not stick thin and has muscular legs and arms, and if she put on 60 lbs she would like like jabba the hut.

Hell, I am 5'5 and 140, and when i get to 160 I start looking like a bowling pin.
 
2013-09-29 11:42:17 AM
Gee, sis, buck up and do your best, 'k?
 
2013-09-29 11:42:55 AM

show me: Pics or GTFO.


This coont is almost assuredly not attractive- but I'll bet she does have to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-09-29 11:45:41 AM
Honestly, who trolls an advice columnist with that??
 
2013-09-29 11:51:43 AM

skozlaw: If I was a more cynical man I might say that this recent parade of "women are whiny biatches" articles on Fark (which are, realistically, nothing more than individuals writing crappy blogs and blog-like pages) is little more than a ploy to get the Fark woman-haters riled up for page views.

/ just kidding, you don't have to be cynical to see that's the only point to these dumb greenlights


Yep exactly, it's usually the Daily Mail greenlights that have these "woman too awesome for ..." articles.  Nice to see Salon is getting in the business too.
 
2013-09-29 11:55:53 AM
Hey, leave the girl alone.  i know how she feels.  I have way too much money, more than I could spend in a lifetime, and my penis is way above average but not so much that it would scare a woman.  Why can't you insensitive people consider that I have problems, too?
 
2013-09-29 11:58:05 AM

sweet-daddy-2: megarian: Huh. I thought that unicorn rambling article a few headlines down was a waste of time. And then I read this.

So now we're here. How do we fix this?

If only someone would post a pic of the Blue Rebel then we would see what a beautiful woman looks like.


Heheeee!!!!!
 
2013-09-29 11:58:07 AM

theflatline: Hell, I am 5'5 and 140, and when i get to 160 I start looking like a bowling pin.


Really?

This is my dad, 5'6" bout 170.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/anostomusternetzi/dad2_zps8 52 92822.png

He's got a little pot belly, but does anyone really think he looks like a bowling pin? lol
I'm more disturbed by his old man shoes and socks. :\

I'm kinda curious. Because I'm not sure you guys look as fat as you think, so much as your self perception being off. My husband is 6'2" and 213 which people on here act like should be pretty fat unless you're a weight lifter, but all he has is a little chub on his belly. He has perfect cholesterol and low blood pressure too.
 
2013-09-29 11:58:45 AM
Does she like Dickens Cider?
 
2013-09-29 11:59:40 AM

GORDON: Hey, leave the girl alone.  i know how she feels.  I have way too much money, more than I could spend in a lifetime, and my penis is way above average but not so much that it would scare a woman.  Why can't you insensitive people consider that I have problems, too?


I feel for you. Dragging models around hanging off of you all day must get tedious. :p
 
2013-09-29 12:00:14 PM
This chick aside, I will admit that I feel sorry for girls who are pretty and blossom earlier than most. Dumb (but cute) 6th graders with huge boobs get all the worst kind of attention. Most 'males' associate breast size with the ability to breed or something. I'm not saying all guys are pedos, but that there's some genetic predisposition that helps push men to check out boobs+hips+youth, acting on that makes you a pedo. The girls who bloomed early when I was young always got tons of attention from the older teens in the neighborhood.. for all the wrong reasons, and it often didn't end up really well for them. Like seniors dating freshmen.

I'm hoping my daughters are late bloomers who get to watch and learn from the mistakes their "earlier" friends make. We do organic beef and chicken in an effort to lessen the hormone exposure. True story.
 
2013-09-29 12:02:33 PM

Ihaveanevilparrot: This is me at 210 (luckily I'm losing weight again), 5'2":
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/anostomusternetzi/meinfront of tank.jpg


Clicked the link hoping for an actual tank. Was sadly disappointed.
 
2013-09-29 12:05:49 PM

FnkyTwn: Ihaveanevilparrot: This is me at 210 (luckily I'm losing weight again), 5'2":
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/anostomusternetzi/meinfront of tank.jpg

Clicked the link hoping for an actual tank. Was sadly disappointed.


I'm sorry.

My husband is disappointed that we don't have an actual tank either. I'm not against it, but we don't have enough parking. :(
 
2013-09-29 12:09:12 PM
Don't like getting attention for "being beautiful"? Want to be liked for your "genius"?

Date blind Mensa members.
 
2013-09-29 12:10:32 PM

megarian: I May Be Crazy But...: megarian: Huh. I thought that unicorn rambling article a few headlines down was a waste of time. And then I read this.

So now we're here. How do we fix this?

After that unicorn business, I'm leaning toward some morning drinking. But after reading this, I'm thinking that pictures of a good looking woman might be a healthier option for my liver.

Well, you're right. But I sort of jumped the whiskey and coffee gun.

I should be more attentive to threads with better ideas.


In that case, you might be glad to hear that I've also been spiking my whiskey with coffee. I mean the other way around.
 
2013-09-29 12:11:31 PM
This article made me sad, thinking of all the women I've been with who were only after my money and my virile cock and boyish charm yet rugged good looks.

Usually it was after, say, bringing her to one of my fitness model photo shoots or taking her on a trip to Tahiti in my jet, or right after I had solved a major international crime consulting for INTERPOL by using my 230+ IQ, I'd get the feeling they were not interested in getting to know the real me.
 
2013-09-29 12:12:00 PM

FnkyTwn: We do organic beef and chicken in an effort to lessen the hormone exposure.


I think you only have to worry about it if you eat it.
 
2013-09-29 12:14:33 PM
So she was a hot teenager, turned 22 and began her assault on the Bonbons..

Welcome to the circle of life fatty
 
2013-09-29 12:16:30 PM

Ihaveanevilparrot: Occam's Disposable Razor: I'm a 5'11" man who weighs 190. A good bit of that is muscle, but I constantly fight not to eat the stuff I want and would like to lose 10 pounds or so. The women pictured can't be that heavy. A 5'2" woman at 190 is very obese, nearly "morbidly" so. That's a medical definition, not just being a dick.

Whatever the technical definition of obesity, and whatever aesthetic perception that carries with it, the women in the pictures are 190. Women carry weight differently. It's not a discussion of what's healthy, it's a discussion of aesthetics. I agree 190 is not at all a healthy weight for that height.
With men, since they're built straight up and down, it's more noticable when they're significantly overweight. If a woman puts on weight mostly in her boobs, hips and ass, and then fairly equally in thighs and everywhere else it can throw perception off.

This is me at 210 (luckily I'm losing weight again), 5'2":
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb142/anostomusternetzi/meinfront of tank.jpg

Yes I'm obviously much too overweight in the pic, but people generally underestimate my weight significantly (about 30-40 lbs under). Most people are not good at judging other people's weight. The perception is that someone at my height and the weight in the pic would be round, have fat hanging, and wheeze when they walk, but the fact is I get around just fine, and I can still hike and do normal activities without getting out of breath, even with my arthritis (which is the major factor in my weight gain because it causes general fatigue, which is more of an issue than the pain itself, not to mention tends to cause depression).

Just as an aside, I finally got a prescription for humira which is pretty much a miracle drug for me and others with arthritis. So I've been a lot less tired and more able to get out, active, and distract myself rather than eating, so I'm getting healthier. :)
Highly suggest it for people with severe arthritis, but it's an immunosuppressant so shouldn't be used unless you really need it badly, or if you have a compromised immune system already.


Huh. You remind me of my sister. She has awful arthritis and likes getting out and walking an being active, but she hurts and often feels simply overwhelmingly tired. Maybe this could help her out. Awesome to hear you're feeling better :) congrats on having positive motivation.

Also, nice tank ;)
 
2013-09-29 12:21:12 PM
Incurable Attention Whore Disorder.

While incurable, intensive regular beatings followed by viscious verbal abuse can make those around it feel better.
 
2013-09-29 12:25:43 PM

megarian: Huh. You remind me of my sister. She has awful arthritis and likes getting out and walking an being active, but she hurts and often feels simply overwhelmingly tired. Maybe this could help her out. Awesome to hear you're feeling better :) congrats on having positive motivation.

Also, nice tank ;)


Thanks on both counts. :)

And yes, she should get with her rheumatologist and discuss it. There are also a couple of other similar immunosupressants. They only like to prescribe them as a last resort, but if she hasn't been responding well to other meds it's worth a try. I also take tramadol as a painkiller, but I take it MUCH less than beforehand (once or twice as a day, and sometimes I skip a day, as opposed to up to 4). And nsaids did absolutely nothing for me. Besides that, other meds don't necessarily stop the damage that can be done to other parts of the body (like organ damage long term) with severe arthritis, they just mask the symptoms.
There can be side effects, but I have not personally noticed any. And if she has a type of arthitis that makes your immune system just go insane, it shouldn't compromise it enough to cause major susceptibility to illness. I've been injured a couple of times while on it, and scratched by cats; I clean the wound really good with alcohol and haven't had any infections at all and heal as normal. As long as you're careful it's not a big issue. I haven't been getting colds or anything more frequently either.
 
2013-09-29 12:25:58 PM

mrlewish: Wow people think a lot of themselves and dramatize their own lives way to much.


::sniff::/cry


I believe that group likes to be called - WOMEN.  Please, address them properly, from now on.
 
2013-09-29 12:27:59 PM
Obviously she swelled up like a tick.  The only way she can compensate is to be triple input.
 
2013-09-29 12:32:30 PM
So what's the point of this? A guy writes this fake letter and then fake-responds, and baits us all to click, become outraged, share it, etc, etc...

Wake me when something original happens.
 
2013-09-29 12:33:37 PM
The internet hasn't quite scraped the bottom of the barrel clean yet, but we are near needing a spatula to get the rest. This article is proof of that.
 
2013-09-29 12:34:00 PM

Egalitarian: Men tend to see women as symbols and not as real human beings, the more so when good looks are in play.


Women tend to imagine things
 
2013-09-29 12:41:51 PM

AteMyBrain: So what's the point of this? A guy writes this fake letter and then fake-responds, and baits us all to click, become outraged, share it, etc, etc...

Wake me when something original happens.


I'm just waiting for the fake letter from Cary of Salon to receive a fake response from Prudie of Slate.

Then the universe will implode and I will find the blissful peace of oblivion.
 
2013-09-29 12:42:23 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Reminds me of someone..

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x649]


Hey, I remember that guy.
 
2013-09-29 12:43:46 PM
http://listofcelebs.blogspot.com/2011/03/beauty-and-beast-pierce-bros n an-and.html

What the fark happened to Pierce Brosnan's wife?  That is nice he sticks by her despite being a major fatty.
 
2013-09-29 12:47:06 PM

applejacks: What the fark happened to Pierce Brosnan's wife? That is nice he sticks by her despite being a major fatty.


I'd probably stick with her, but still sleep with tons of babes on the side.

Assuming I had a strong pre-nup, that mini Death Star would probably deal with it and enjoy the Celebrity Satellite lifestyle.
 
2013-09-29 12:48:19 PM
American woman problems.
 
2013-09-29 01:01:44 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

'Wait'll they get a load of me.'
 
2013-09-29 01:06:33 PM

applejacks: http://listofcelebs.blogspot.com/2011/03/beauty-and-beast-pierce-bros n an-and.html

What the fark happened to Pierce Brosnan's wife?  That is nice he sticks by her despite being a major fatty.


Whatever, you should check out Hugh Jackman's wife:

i.dailymail.co.uk

The rumor has always been that she's his *beard*. It's cool that he's Wolverine and all, but he likes doing musicals and Broadway way more than action movies. And I understand him staying in the closet as an actor. I'd support him if he came out, but.. it's hard to tune out a person's sexuality when they're playing a role. Like if Rachel Maddow was in a movie as a straight chick. It's possible, but it's a stretch for the audience. Eventually, some day down the road, this will be less of an issue, but at this point, it's a necessary evil for working actors.
 
2013-09-29 01:07:39 PM
Go give yourself a lye facial.

/problem solved
 
2013-09-29 01:15:47 PM

Ihaveanevilparrot: even with my arthritis (which is the major factor in my weight gain because it causes general fatigue, which is more of an issue than the pain itself, not to mention tends to cause depression).


You might want to look into taking bromelain if you haven't already.
 
2013-09-29 01:25:49 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: I think I banged this chick.


Me, too. Like a plank with a knothole in it made at the RealDoll factory, she was. Plainer chicks, and by that I mean very good looking but perhaps not conventionally flawless, work it better.
 
2013-09-29 01:28:43 PM

FnkyTwn: applejacks: http://listofcelebs.blogspot.com/2011/03/beauty-and-beast-pierce-bros n an-and.html

What the fark happened to Pierce Brosnan's wife?  That is nice he sticks by her despite being a major fatty.

Whatever, you should check out Hugh Jackman's wife:

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x563]

The rumor has always been that she's his *beard*. It's cool that he's Wolverine and all, but he likes doing musicals and Broadway way more than action movies. And I understand him staying in the closet as an actor. I'd support him if he came out, but.. it's hard to tune out a person's sexuality when they're playing a role. Like if Rachel Maddow was in a movie as a straight chick. It's possible, but it's a stretch for the audience. Eventually, some day down the road, this will be less of an issue, but at this point, it's a necessary evil for working actors.


There's a good chance that she was hot before he got famous.
 
2013-09-29 01:29:35 PM
What a narcissistic biatch...
 
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