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(Slate)   The newest YouTube trend? Pre-teen and teen girls asking "Am I pretty or ugly?"   (slate.com) divider line 118
    More: Sad, YouTube, coping skills, bad publicity  
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5989 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Oct 2013 at 3:53 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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Pud
2013-10-15 08:34:38 PM  
One question for the parents out there. Why is a girl that age allowed unsupervised internet access?
 
2013-10-15 08:39:27 PM  
Newest?   Hot or Not has been around for probably 10 years.
 
2013-10-15 08:44:51 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-10-15 09:37:33 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Newest?   Hot or Not has been around for probably 10 years.


It existed in the 1970's pre-internet.
 
2013-10-15 10:01:45 PM  
 
2013-10-15 11:41:41 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Newest?   Hot or Not has been around for probably 10 years.


Yup. Just looked it up before coming in here and it's been going since 2000.
 
2013-10-16 12:05:46 AM  

Donnchadha: [24.media.tumblr.com image 417x360]


I'd agree, but I had to find out more and went to YouTube... some of these are girls that do not fall into the socially defined definition of pretty, so I'm guessing when they say, "People tell me I'm ugly" it's because that actually happens and they're looking for some kind of validation.  The brain works differently at that age.  When I was a teenager, I had people I didn't know walk up to me and say, "Do you know how ugly you are?" Complete strangers.  Now, this was high school, and everyone knows that people in high school can be assholes, but at the time I took it as a simple fact.  I was ugly.  I accepted it.  I'm a dude, so I don't know that I'd have gone on YouTube, had it existed, but I believe that not all of these are girls who are fishing for compliments.
 
2013-10-16 12:36:06 AM  
I tried to watch the attached video, and I wanted to stab myself in the ears after 45 seconds.
 
2013-10-16 01:07:42 AM  
That question was answered in slam books 40+ years ago.
 
2013-10-16 04:07:34 AM  

Rhino_man: I tried to watch the attached video, and I wanted to stab myself in the ears after 45 seconds.


That's a normal reaction, it's what happens any time a sane person tries to listen to girls ages 12-15.
 
2013-10-16 04:13:58 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Rhino_man: I tried to watch the attached video, and I wanted to stab myself in the ears after 45 seconds.

That's a normal reaction, it's what happens any time a sane person tries to listen to girls ages 12-15.


Someone once said that the worst punishment for someone who slept with teenage girls, would be to force them to live with them.
 
2013-10-16 04:18:20 AM  
Based on the transformation of all Harry potter wizards from awkward youth, to freaking stunning, all of them, asking to be judged while still in your filthy cocoon is outstandingly fail.
 
2013-10-16 04:25:04 AM  
Question:  "Am I pretty or ugly?"

Answer:  "You're pretty ugly."
 
2013-10-16 04:27:58 AM  

Nacc: Based on the transformation of all Harry potter wizards from awkward youth, to freaking stunning, all of them, asking to be judged while still in your filthy cocoon is outstandingly fail.


huh? she's pretty (can't remember the name, you know who I mean), but the boys? freaking stunning?

well I guess the world would be a boring place if we were all the same...
 
2013-10-16 04:39:28 AM  
Did we really farking go from Hot or Not to Myspace to Facebook to Twitter back to Hot or Not? What's next, the return of Geocities?
 
2013-10-16 04:41:51 AM  
I looked this up on both Lycos and Dogpile and am astounded. Now, back to that hilarious Hamster Dance.
 
2013-10-16 04:45:21 AM  
If you have to ask if your pretty your not. Don't worry you will still get a guy. You might have to lower your standards thou.
 
2013-10-16 04:48:01 AM  
Please - if an 800 pound woman can make a living eating large amounts of cake and recording it on the internet; some 14 year-old girl with confidence issues can find a handful of creepy guys on the internet to boost their self-esteem.
 
2013-10-16 04:50:39 AM  
Teenagers are self-conscious, angsty, and seeking reassurance?  When did this start happening?
 
2013-10-16 04:51:21 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Please - if an 800 pound woman can make a living eating large amounts of cake and recording it on the internet; some 14 year-old girl with confidence issues can find a handful of creepy guys on the internet to boost their self-esteem.


Seems healthy.
 
2013-10-16 04:54:09 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Did we really farking go from Hot or Not to Myspace to Facebook to Twitter back to Hot or Not? What's next, the return of Geocities?


What do you mean? "Return"?
 
2013-10-16 05:01:15 AM  

Pud: One question for the parents out there. Why is a girl that age allowed unsupervised internet access?



I don't think that's really out of the ordinary... I started my unsupervised internet access when I was 10. Sure, that was 1995, but that just meant the creepos were still there they just weren't wildly known about yet.
 
2013-10-16 05:19:47 AM  
Just tell them all that they're ugly. That'll make them stop doing it.
 
2013-10-16 05:22:04 AM  
There is someone out there for you. Even if you're a porker. My little brother is fairly good looking, but always managed to hook a Beluga whale. I guess he was in to that sort of thing.
 
2013-10-16 05:31:31 AM  
C'mon guys... you can be honest with me. Am I ugly, or not?

0yy.net
 
2013-10-16 05:32:02 AM  
Isn't that the exact same thing happening on Chive, just with slightly older women?

Confirmation seeking attention whores are annoying, but a still picture of them is still without sound - youtube fails on that account.
 
2013-10-16 05:48:21 AM  
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-16 05:50:17 AM  

2_glass_eyes: Teenagers are self-conscious, angsty, and seeking reassurance?  When did this start happening?


http://youtu.be/T3xDI_NXHKQ
 
2013-10-16 05:56:26 AM  
Nonsense. There are no girls on the Internet and all the underage ones are FBI agents.
 
2013-10-16 05:57:11 AM  
Yes.
 
2013-10-16 05:57:54 AM  
Another generation of girls with image and maybe daddy issues. It will be like fishing with dynamite for some guys.
 
2013-10-16 06:15:11 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Newest?   Hot or Not has been around for probably 10 years.


1. It was not populated by pre-teens.(entirely too many farkers miss this part of the headline)  It was pretty much late teens and up, people who normally care what they look like, not younger kids.
2. Newest on Youtube.

/dnrtfa - maybe fark headline is inaccurate
 
2013-10-16 06:15:25 AM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: Yes.


Damn.  Beat me to it.
 
2013-10-16 06:19:40 AM  
The girls are actually smart. They know how the world works. If you're beautiful, you're more likely to get hired for jobs and get the ideal man or whomever you'd like. If you're ugly, you're less likely to be hired and you'd have trouble finding a man who'd take you as a girlfriend/wife. Image is very important to businesses. The beautiful workers usually handle public relations and other important matters that require a pleasant appearance. The ugly ones usually get stuck in a position where they won't earn as much and they won't be seen. Handsome men go for beautiful women as well, while ugly women get left behind, only to be taken by truly desperate men who just "need" someone.

Beauty, wealth, and comfortable living. They are all linked. If you are an ugly woman, your only chance of having a comfortable and successful life is if you're extremely good at the work you do that your talents overshadow the less skilled beautiful people's value, if you're born into an already rich family, or if you somehow manage to find a successfully wealthy man with a particular interest in ugly women.

It's better for these girls to accept reality. At least they won't be clinging to such old sayings that "True beauty is inside", and all of us know that's not really true. Aesthetics is way different from personality, skill, and talent. As soon as these girls accept the truth, the more easily they can prepare themselves for the real world.

We don't live in a fairy tale.
 
2013-10-16 06:27:21 AM  
LOL - Go to Yahoo Answers - that place is filled with girls asking this. That place is a blast to troll.
 
2013-10-16 06:33:56 AM  
I can relate to these girls. I've been making "Is my penis girthy?" videos for quite some time now and I'm still hoping to find some validation to assuage my fears that I may have an ungirthy shvantz.
 
2013-10-16 06:52:31 AM  
They are all fat.
 
2013-10-16 07:02:02 AM  
Enjoy those self esteem issues as an adult where you go from one abusive relationship to another.
 
2013-10-16 07:05:12 AM  
I can't answer that until I see more if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2013-10-16 07:30:29 AM  
I like goofy looking girls.
 
2013-10-16 07:33:06 AM  
"Does this pink headband make my face look fat?"

www.copyandcigarettes.com
 
2013-10-16 07:36:11 AM  
Right... because YouTube comments are the place to go for respectful, honest responses.

\ Oh wait, you're serious? Let me laugh even harder.
 
2013-10-16 07:37:22 AM  
www.strangerdimensions.com

"Eh, you're about averege"

Kuchisake-onna
 
2013-10-16 07:44:01 AM  
I think it's time to go make a new YouTube account and troll a bit. Tell all the pretty ones they're ugly hosebeasts, tell the chunky but hit if you're drunk enough that they're gorgeous and you want to fark then as soon as they turn 18 and then tell all the gothapatomi that they just need to be butch dykes or learn to harness the power of alcohol and pot to ply their conquests with
 
2013-10-16 07:58:09 AM  

spunkymunky: I think it's time to go make a new YouTube account and troll a bit. Tell all the pretty ones they're ugly hosebeasts, tell the chunky but hit if you're drunk enough that they're gorgeous and you want to fark then as soon as they turn 18 and then tell all the gothapatomi that they just need to be butch dykes or learn to harness the power of alcohol and pot to ply their conquests with


I like where your head's at.
 
2013-10-16 08:02:54 AM  
This is pretty smart of these young girls to find out early if they need to study, do well in school and develop a personality...or not.
 
2013-10-16 08:04:29 AM  

MythDragon: [www.strangerdimensions.com image 500x273]

"Eh, you're about averege"

Kuchisake-onna


Holy crap, leave it to the Japanese to come up with an urban legend that creepy. Do they also have one about the vengeful ghost that ask if these jeans make her butt look big?
 
2013-10-16 08:07:39 AM  
Wow.  My heart goes out to these girls.  It's hard not to pity someone who seeks validation from Youtube.  The average Youtube commentor makes the average Farker look like Pope Francis.
 
2013-10-16 08:16:41 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-16 08:17:03 AM  

doyner: Wow.  My heart goes out to these girls.  It's hard not to pity someone who seeks validation from Youtube.  The average Youtube commentor makes the average Farker look like Pope Francis.


img94.imageshack.us
 
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