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2014-07-12 01:24:53 AM  
That was annoying
 
2014-07-12 01:52:01 AM  
stale
 
2014-07-12 08:06:02 AM  
[thisisspartaaaaaaaa.jpg]
 
2014-07-12 08:15:08 AM  
What is wrong with this picture? Nothing.

#Stopthebeautymadness

www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com
 
2014-07-12 08:21:11 AM  
It isn't that women want to be pretty, most do.  It isn't that not all women are pretty or that there's some patriarchy demanding to say what pretty is or isn't.  It's subjective.  It's not even that there's a wall of disenfranchised women demanding to be throught of as attractive or demanding that attractive not bean issue whatsoever.  It's the billion dollar industry that circles around a library of sh*t that women are pissed off about, either as advocates for it being offensive or pimping the must have items for the "pretty" ones, and that they are ALL manipulating women.
 
2014-07-12 08:25:55 AM  
global3.memecdn.com
 
2014-07-12 08:27:33 AM  
Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.
 
2014-07-12 08:37:10 AM  
i1102.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-12 08:39:58 AM  

NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.


No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.
 
2014-07-12 08:42:18 AM  

AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.


You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim
 
2014-07-12 08:44:41 AM  
I raised two daughters.  It's fairly difficult to instill confidence in them without a strong female role model in the home.  I taught them critical thinking skills, I constantly questioned those things they were exposed to, I let them fail and succeed based on their own actions.  I didn't sugarcoat the scary aspects of the world.

Eventually they were able to watch a commercial, and notice on their own the hypocrisy of a 19 year old model selling skin products aimed at middle aged women, or of Unilever selling " Dove real beauty" on one hand and "Axe objectifying women" on the other hand.

This campaign seems to be run by a group of women, who aren't selling anything at least.  It's a bit of a shame they don't include a few men as well.  I'm always a little bit horrified to learn that the modern generation of young men can be equally sensitive and suckers to skin deep beauty concerns as well.
 
2014-07-12 08:46:18 AM  

cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't totally make yourself a victim

 
2014-07-12 08:47:58 AM  
Because they need you to click on the pictures for their viral marketing campaign to succeed, none of the models is more than 1/2 a standard deviation away from the attractiveness of the average fashion model. This is still about selling fashion, after all.
 
2014-07-12 08:48:34 AM  

LewDux: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't totally make yourself a victim


That's why I don't even wear my wallet if I know I'm going down a dark alley late at night.
 
2014-07-12 08:49:04 AM  
Am I the only one who reads comments first before I decide if the story deserves a click?

/didn't rtfa based on these comments.
//threadjack over.
 
2014-07-12 08:49:52 AM  
More of them here http://www.stopthebeautymadness.com/the-campaign/now-you-see-me


This one kinda farked me up a bit inside(because I know i have said farked up shiat about these people) img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 08:51:42 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: More of them here http://www.stopthebeautymadness.com/the-campaign/now-you-see-me


This one kinda farked me up a bit inside(because I know i have said farked up shiat about these people) [img.fark.net image 720x914]


Well...

You know, it's never really cool to do that to someone who has no control over it. At least you kinda see that.
 
2014-07-12 08:52:22 AM  

superdude72: Because they need you to click on the pictures for their viral marketing campaign to succeed, none of the models is more than 1/2 a standard deviation away from the attractiveness of the average fashion model. This is still about selling fashion, after all.


You need to hit the link img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 08:55:06 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-12 08:59:35 AM  

superdude72: Because they need you to click on the pictures for their viral marketing campaign to succeed, none of the models is more than 1/2 a standard deviation away from the attractiveness of the average fashion model. This is still about selling fashion, after all.


It would be a lot more convincing if they got some pictures from the People of Walmart site and commented positively on them.  It's a lot easier to sell empathy towards clean, well presented people, who are well photographed in a visually striking environment.

People pushing tolerance always stop short of tolerating "those people."  I want to see a Coexist bumper sticker with a Walmart symbol on it.

I'm old, often unshaven, bald, with glasses, a bit overweight and dress in ratty t shirts most of the time.  I can assure you all my beauty is on the inside at this point.  By focusing on what's external, I think this campaign is doomed to fail.
 
2014-07-12 09:14:57 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I raised two daughters.  It's fairly difficult to instill confidence in them without a strong female role model in the home.  I taught them critical thinking skills, I constantly questioned those things they were exposed to, I let them fail and succeed based on their own actions.  I didn't sugarcoat the scary aspects of the world.

Eventually they were able to watch a commercial, and notice on their own the hypocrisy of a 19 year old model selling skin products aimed at middle aged women, or of Unilever selling " Dove real beauty" on one hand and "Axe objectifying women" on the other hand.

This campaign seems to be run by a group of women, who aren't selling anything at least.  It's a bit of a shame they don't include a few men as well.  I'm always a little bit horrified to learn that the modern generation of young men can be equally sensitive and suckers to skin deep beauty concerns as well.


I'm not
Snrk
 
2014-07-12 09:21:14 AM  
I agree with those commenters from TFA who said that this campaign does more to perpetuate and reinforce the stereotypes than it does to change them or bring in any new insights.
 
2014-07-12 09:28:28 AM  
How dare all of you find the things attractive that you do! You are all bad people for not being attracted to the things that nobody is attracted to.
 
2014-07-12 09:34:18 AM  
I fully defend the right of women to be obese and see themselves as beautiful. It`s good to be confident, life will walk all over you if you are not.

I also fully defend MY right to not see fat people as beautiful or sexy and to say `nope nope nope` and my right to not lie.

This is not oppression, this is me finding the sight and feeling of fat disgusting and the polar opposite of sexy.

I find fat on myself unsexy and so does my other half.

I`m sure people who are fat are beautiful on the inside, not bitter twisted self stimulators who can`t put down the cake.

I`d like some tone to my sexual partner. I don`t find sliding into the folds of a warm half filled water balloon sexy.

Having been fat and not fat I can simply remember what it was like instead of imagining a situation I have not been in. I also know what is needed to go from fat to not fat and back again.

Fat people have issues. That is why they are fat. People with issues make less good partners, it`s that simple. Like a racist tattoo on the forehead, your body image is altered by what your mind thinks (because that dictates what your body does, which in turn affects how it looks) and can be an indicator for your internal mental state. People aren`t judging you because of the fat but more on what the fat says about your internal mental state. In the case of the person with downs it says "I have downs" which also eliminates them from people I am considering for a sexual or bridge partner.

Happy people just don`t have the time to sit around for hours eating cake. They are too busy having a good time.

Also Beauty is a Lie
 
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2014-07-12 09:41:21 AM  
Would definitely hit Smart, White Enough, What's Wrong (I agree, "nothing", unlike My Relationship - Ugh!), Worthless, Prison, My Boyfriend

Maybe Choice, The Rules, Hungry, Objects, and Worth, but not really great pics for deciding.

But - And take note of this, Ms. Rice (and Ms. Huffington) - That has nothing at all to do with whether I would hire them, respect them, consider them friends, or any of a million other non-physical ways of relating to people that I can't tell solely from a set of demotivational posters.  Kudos for falling on your own sword, ladies - Explain that you have more value than your appearance with a campaign that gives me no context to work with except your appearance.  For all I know, Ten Years may count as one of the ten best coders in the world and I would beg for the chance to work with her for a few months, but your posters tell me nothing about that.

Unless of course you meant that as the point, in which case - Welcome to the physical universe, where this group of sentient apes evolved on a blue-green mudball in an unfashionable backwater of the Milky Way precisely by decoupling the contents of our brain from the urges of our loins.  I can lust after you and respect you, and the two need have no connection.
 
2014-07-12 09:41:42 AM  
Just to clarify, I don`t place the value judgement of a person on their looks, just the judgement on whether I would fark them. What someone wears, how they act and indicators of past behaviour (like tattoos, piercings or weight gain) says things about them and people get judged on that.

The unfortunate thing is that most people (women included) tend to employ people they would fark over ones they would not and treat people they are attracted to better than people they are not attracted to. That`s pretty hard coded human behaviour at this point though...

When I was younger it was the only way I could guarantee getting a job. If the person interviewing me was female I got the job. Males refused to hire me.
 
2014-07-12 09:42:59 AM  
I was mortified when my 4-year-old son began asking loudly, "Where did pretty lady go? Where did pretty lady go?" after a house guest's wife went outside for a run.

Me: "Well, that's embarrassing. My 4-year-son is hitting on your wife."

Mark: "No bid deal. She gets hit on by boys that age all the time."

/ So yes, that ad campaign is going to change 80,000 years of hard-wired primal attraction to peak human nubility, fitness, and fertility.
 
2014-07-12 09:44:37 AM  

dready zim: Fat people have issues. That is why they are fat. People with issues make less good partners, it`s that simple. Like a racist tattoo on the forehead, your body image is altered by what your mind thinks (because that dictates what your body does, which in turn affects how it looks) and can be an indicator for your internal mental state. People aren`t judging you because of the fat but more on what the fat says about your internal mental state.


Done here.
 
2014-07-12 09:49:54 AM  

dready zim: Fat people have issues. That is why they are fat. People with issues make less good partners, it`s that simple. Like a racist tattoo on the forehead, your body image is altered by what your mind thinks (because that dictates what your body does, which in turn affects how it looks) and can be an indicator for your internal mental state. People aren`t judging you because of the fat but more on what the fat says about your internal mental state.


Glandular problems, right?
 
2014-07-12 09:51:31 AM  
i.huffpost.com

There is an older woman who writes mystery novels where she goes on about this quite a bit. I read one of them once when I had nothing better to read. Her thing is that since older women are invisible, she and her trusty sidekick (also an older woman) can go out and snoop and spy on all kinds of things, and no one will pay any attention to them. So they can solve murders because no one even gives them a second thought.

Apparently there's a whole series based on this. I thought it was a pretty amusing idea, since I'm getting to that age myself. Let's just say that I'm glad I"m not short.
 
2014-07-12 09:53:14 AM  
Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
 
2014-07-12 09:58:57 AM  
Didn't Christina Aguilera already do this? We are all beautiful no matter what they say.....

Also...

You're not your breast size. You're not how much money you spent on plastic surgery. You're not the size of your dress. You're not the contents of your purse. You're not your designer clothing. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
 
2014-07-12 10:00:39 AM  

CruJones: Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you



Hey man, I saw your wife the other day, Yeah, she's ugleeee!
 
2014-07-12 10:03:46 AM  

CruJones: Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


Always marry an ugly girl,
That's the only kind.
She'll never ever leave you
And if she does you won't mind.
 
2014-07-12 10:06:52 AM  

Ker_Thwap: This campaign seems to be run by a group of women, who aren't selling anything at least.  It's a bit of a shame they don't include a few men as well.  I'm always a little bit horrified to learn that the modern generation of young men can be equally sensitive and suckers to skin deep beauty concerns as well.

thetrendguys.com


But seriously, I'm raising a daughter and hope to be able to instill in her the self-confidence and awareness to reach though the bullshiat.
 
2014-07-12 10:09:37 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I want to see a Coexist bumper sticker with a Walmart symbol on it.


+1

I work with a women who has that bumper sticker and is proud of never once setting foot in a Walmart.
 
2014-07-12 10:10:36 AM  

robertus: Ker_Thwap: This campaign seems to be run by a group of women, who aren't selling anything at least.  It's a bit of a shame they don't include a few men as well.  I'm always a little bit horrified to learn that the modern generation of young men can be equally sensitive and suckers to skin deep beauty concerns as well.
[thetrendguys.com image 700x700]


But seriously, I'm raising a daughter and hope to be able to instill in her the self-confidence and awareness to reach though the bullshiat.


Don't most farkers resemble He-Man?  What am I missing?
 
2014-07-12 10:12:47 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:15:47 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:16:12 AM  
Uh ..
 
2014-07-12 10:19:43 AM  
oi62.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-12 10:20:42 AM  

AngryDragon: robertus: Ker_Thwap: This campaign seems to be run by a group of women, who aren't selling anything at least.  It's a bit of a shame they don't include a few men as well.  I'm always a little bit horrified to learn that the modern generation of young men can be equally sensitive and suckers to skin deep beauty concerns as well.
[thetrendguys.com image 700x700]


But seriously, I'm raising a daughter and hope to be able to instill in her the self-confidence and awareness to reach though the bullshiat.

Don't most farkers resemble He-Man?  What am I missing?


Add a much bigger bulge in the groin area, and you have my spitting image.
 
2014-07-12 10:21:36 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:32:37 AM  

cretinbob: [global3.memecdn.com image 500x512]


This thread is giving me a sad.

steklo: [img.fark.net image 600x874]


Oh wait, the clouds are parting.  There may be hope for this thread yet.
 
2014-07-12 10:34:02 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:36:45 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:43:42 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:45:17 AM  

WeenerGord: CruJones: Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


Hey man, I saw your wife the other day, Yeah, she's ugleeee!


Yeah, but she sure can cook, baby!
 
2014-07-12 10:46:13 AM  
Why bother with this. All bodies are beautiful. Some people just want to make sure that you know they're beautiful.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 10:58:38 AM  

rustypouch: Why bother with this. All bodies are beautiful. Some people just want to make sure that you know they're beautiful.
[img.fark.net image 738x947]


I hope that guy sitting behind her doesn't get barf on her when he finally can't hold it back anymore.
 
2014-07-12 11:03:28 AM  
img2u.info

Just stop wearing fake glasses, dumbass. They aren't supposed to be a fashion accessory.
 
2014-07-12 11:06:52 AM  

dready zim: I fully defend the right of women to be obese and see themselves as beautiful. It`s good to be confident, life will walk all over you if you are not.

I also fully defend MY right to not see fat people as beautiful or sexy and to say `nope nope nope` and my right to not lie.

This is not oppression, this is me finding the sight and feeling of fat disgusting and the polar opposite of sexy.

I find fat on myself unsexy and so does my other half.

I`m sure people who are fat are beautiful on the inside, not bitter twisted self stimulators who can`t put down the cake.

I`d like some tone to my sexual partner. I don`t find sliding into the folds of a warm half filled water balloon sexy.

Having been fat and not fat I can simply remember what it was like instead of imagining a situation I have not been in. I also know what is needed to go from fat to not fat and back again.

Fat people have issues. That is why they are fat. People with issues make less good partners, it`s that simple. Like a racist tattoo on the forehead, your body image is altered by what your mind thinks (because that dictates what your body does, which in turn affects how it looks) and can be an indicator for your internal mental state. People aren`t judging you because of the fat but more on what the fat says about your internal mental state. In the case of the person with downs it says "I have downs" which also eliminates them from people I am considering for a sexual or bridge partner.

Happy people just don`t have the time to sit around for hours eating cake. They are too busy having a good time.

Also Beauty is a Lie


This would be true and reasonable if we didn't classify perfectly normal-sized women as "plus-sized models" or artificially enhance images of even models and movie stars to remove any "unsightly" lumps or bulges, sometimes even making them look significantly smaller than they are.  This would be true and reasonable if everyone who was overweight "sat around for hours eating cake", which most don't.  The fact that that's what you think about when you see an overweight person kind of indicates you've bought into what this ad campaign is trying to fight.  Plenty of (women and man) are happy and active and make great partners and still don't meet society's standard of "beauty" and are looked down on because of it and it's easy to justify looking down on them by claiming that you know they're wrong inside somehow, but you can't know that anymore than you can tell an underweight person is anorexic.
 
2014-07-12 11:07:25 AM  

LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 570x583]

Just stop wearing fake glasses, dumbass. They aren't supposed to be a fashion accessory.


What fake glasses are supposed to be?:
 
2014-07-12 11:09:51 AM  

tiamet4: This would be true and reasonable if we didn't classify perfectly normal-sized women as "plus-sized models" or artificially enhance images of even models and movie stars to remove any "unsightly" lumps or bulges, sometimes even making them look significantly smaller than they are.  This would be true and reasonable if everyone who was overweight "sat around for hours eating cake", which most don't.  The fact that that's what you think about when you see an overweight person kind of indicates you've bought into what this ad campaign is trying to fight.  Plenty of (women and man) are happy and active and make great partners and still don't meet society's standard of "beauty" and are looked down on because of it and it's easy to justify looking down on them by claiming that you know they're wrong inside somehow, but you can't know that anymore than you can tell an underweight person is anorexic


You sound fat.

I kid!
 
2014-07-12 11:12:17 AM  

umad: How dare all of you find the things attractive that you do! You are all bad people for not being attracted to the things that nobody is attracted to.


Nobody?

I prefer my guys and girls chubby.

And when I posted faceless nude pics online, even though I'm fat, I've averaged over one million hits on about five pictures alone.

/the EE breast cup size probably helped me get the number that high
//seems a whole lot of people like larger bodies
///but I think we are still "mopeds" far as society is concerned.
 
2014-07-12 11:21:37 AM  

kendelrio: Am I the only one who reads comments first before I decide if the story deserves a click?

/didn't rtfa based on these comments.
//threadjack over.


a lot, but not always. it's like yelp for news :P
 
2014-07-12 11:28:32 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 11:39:45 AM  

LewDux: LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 570x583]

Just stop wearing fake glasses, dumbass. They aren't supposed to be a fashion accessory.

What fake glasses are supposed to be?:


Yeah, I know, but the "inner monologue" doesn't fit when she's wearing those glasses on purpose for the look.
 
2014-07-12 11:40:12 AM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 640x480]


Eh, they all look like they're having fun.  I'd want to hang out with them if I were younger.
 
2014-07-12 11:58:03 AM  

AngryDragon: tiamet4: This would be true and reasonable if we didn't classify perfectly normal-sized women as "plus-sized models" or artificially enhance images of even models and movie stars to remove any "unsightly" lumps or bulges, sometimes even making them look significantly smaller than they are.  This would be true and reasonable if everyone who was overweight "sat around for hours eating cake", which most don't.  The fact that that's what you think about when you see an overweight person kind of indicates you've bought into what this ad campaign is trying to fight.  Plenty of (women and man) are happy and active and make great partners and still don't meet society's standard of "beauty" and are looked down on because of it and it's easy to justify looking down on them by claiming that you know they're wrong inside somehow, but you can't know that anymore than you can tell an underweight person is anorexic

You sound fat.

I kid!


I am and at 30, I'm being forced  to learn to be okay with it.  Since high school it is rare that I don't exercise 4-5 days a week and I'm an expert calorie counter.  I run 12 miles a week, kickbox, dance, walk the dog, and have an active job.  I don't sit around eating cake for hours (though I do love cake!).  I exercise more and eat better than my parents ever did but I look more like them every day.  Fighting to look good in a swimsuit worked until my 20s, now it's actually a trigger for me for binging so I'm working on accepting my body and setting more realistic goals (like not getting diabetes like my dad or staying active and strong so I can be active into my 70s like my grandma) even if it means I plateau at a higher weight than I would like.

\upside is my boobs keep getting bigger too
\\ at least my husband still likes to see me naked
 
2014-07-12 12:08:57 PM  

cryinoutloud: [i.huffpost.com image 570x343]

There is an older woman who writes mystery novels where she goes on about this quite a bit. I read one of them once when I had nothing better to read. Her thing is that since older women are invisible, she and her trusty sidekick (also an older woman) can go out and snoop and spy on all kinds of things, and no one will pay any attention to them. So they can solve murders because no one even gives them a second thought.

Apparently there's a whole series based on this. I thought it was a pretty amusing idea, since I'm getting to that age myself. Let's just say that I'm glad I"m not short.


What is the name of that series??  I'm not of that age, but I would probably find it funny and make plans to do just that when i am older.
 
2014-07-12 12:10:35 PM  

LesserEvil: LewDux: LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 570x583]

Just stop wearing fake glasses, dumbass. They aren't supposed to be a fashion accessory.

What fake glasses are supposed to be?:

Yeah, I know, but the "inner monologue" doesn't fit when she's wearing those glasses on purpose for the look.


Obviously she gets that a lot because she's Asian, not because of glasses
 
2014-07-12 12:15:51 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 12:44:54 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: More of them here http://www.stopthebeautymadness.com/the-campaign/now-you-see-me


This one kinda farked me up a bit inside(because I know i have said farked up shiat about these people) [img.fark.net image 720x914]


That one is funny because people with Down's don't have object permanence. So when you play peekaboo with them, they think you have actually become invisible.

At least I think that's what it's trying to say.
 
2014-07-12 01:09:46 PM  

superdude72: Because they need you to click on the pictures for their viral marketing campaign to succeed, none of the models is more than 1/2 a standard deviation away from the attractiveness of the average fashion model. This is still about selling fashion, after all.


According to tfa, they used what was available and most representative in stock imagery. So part of the discussion becomes the fact that there aren't a lot of ugly people in stock imagery. Or minorities. for that matter.

Oh and: inb4 anyone posts a handful of stock images of ugly and/or minority women. Neither they nor I deny that there are *some*, and posting *some* doesn't change that they are a small percentage of the tens of thousands of stock images overall.
 
2014-07-12 01:10:47 PM  

stbookworm: What is the name of that series??  I'm not of that age, but I would probably find it funny and make plans to do just that when i am older.


Can't remember. It was a paperback that I picked up somewhere and then disposed of. It was also interesting because one of her close friends died while the old lady was solving this mystery, which is something that old people really have to deal with.
 
2014-07-12 01:12:47 PM  

cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim


It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.
 
2014-07-12 01:16:14 PM  

gggoddammitt: WeenerGord: CruJones: Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


Hey man, I saw your wife the other day, Yeah, she's ugleeee!

Yeah, but she sure can cook, baby!



....Yeah, aight....
 
2014-07-12 01:24:55 PM  

brimed03: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim

It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.


I was teased mercilessly as a child for being without a natural family, for being geeky, for being physically different.  I didn't let it define me.  Today I'm happy, successful, and have a fairly decent life.  I didn't sit around blaming the world for how they saw me.  I took the initiative to improve myself and overcome the challenges presented to me.  I am a far better person for it than if I had just said "accept me for who I am!"  Life is all about growth.  If you stagnate, you lose the right to complain about your lot.

By the way, today I don't think I'm better than anyone else.  My opinion is that if a socially awkward, damaged, ugly, naive little geek could turn his (my) life around, anyone can do it.  Because I have just as much capacity to do it as anyone.  It's hard, but you get no sympathy from me if you don't try.

Lastly, if you compare victims of violent trauma to not giving a crap what people think about you, you may want to seriously reconsider your perspective on life.
 
2014-07-12 01:30:49 PM  

brimed03: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim

It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.



Not exactly the same, is it? Soldiers risk their lives so that you and I can live in a free world. Mugging and murder actually can happen to anyone, and are violent crimes, the sort of crimes, that, if they happen to you , you might want to call a cop to come help you, a cop who is, a little bit, like a civilian soldier.

You compare these heroes and villains to some silly, emo women who worry about if they are pretty enough?
 
2014-07-12 02:33:13 PM  

brimed03: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim

It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.


You mean actual victims, not people who heard some words they didn't like?  Yeah, it's awful.

Boo-farking-hoo. Someone called the wannabe nerd chick "super smart and sort of cute."  When I get called that, I take it as a compliment. I don't piss and moan and put my airbrushed hipster face on a poster. I must be some kind of monster. Or maybe I'm just not a shallow coont.
 
2014-07-12 02:35:21 PM  

AngryDragon: brimed03: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim

It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.

I was teased mercilessly as a child for being without a natural family, for being geeky, for being physically different.  I didn't let it define me.  Today I'm happy, successful, and have a fairly decent life.  I didn't sit around blaming the world for how they saw me.  I took the initiative to improve myself and overcome the challenges presented to me.  I am a far better person for it than if I had just said "accept me for who I am!"  Life is all about growth.  If you stagnate, you lose the right to complain about your lot.

By the way, today I don't think I'm better than anyone else.  My opinion is that if a socially awkward, damaged, ugly, naive little geek could turn his (my) life around, anyone can do it.  Because I have just as much capacity to do it as anyone.  It's hard, but you get no sympathy from me if you don't try.

Lastly, if you compare victims of violent trauma to not giving a crap what people think about you, you may want to seriously reconsider your perspective on life.


So because you managed to be successful despite other people's unfair criticisms of you, no one should ever try to show people a better way to interact with each other or point out that, although most people are able to push through the crap it makes life worse for people who don't deserve it and can hurt some who are not as strong?

It's great that you made it, but there's no reason we can't work towards a society in which people like you don't have to "overcome the challenges" of being themselves.
 
2014-07-12 02:37:25 PM  
I say this while feeling that, although most of the campaign was good, a few of the examples were a little silly (like the girl with glasses).
 
2014-07-12 02:41:05 PM  

AngryDragon: Don't most farkers resemble He-Man? What am I missing?


no guy farker seriously feels the need to look like that.

Anyone who really feels the need to look like that is probably either in PMITA prison, or well on their way there. Most farkers just don't seem to have the gumption to be any of the three.

/i do envy having such a cool looking sword, though
 
2014-07-12 02:46:50 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 450x807]


'ONLY $0.50' (couldn't find the cent symbol)

That, for some reason, made me laugh so hard I now need new underwear.
 
2014-07-12 02:58:26 PM  

uttertosh: AngryDragon: Don't most farkers resemble He-Man? What am I missing?

no guy farker seriously feels the need to look like that.

Anyone who really feels the need to look like that is probably either in PMITA prison, or well on their way there. Most farkers just don't seem to have the gumption to be any of the three.

/i do envy having such a cool looking sword, though


Wait, you don't have a cool looking sword?  Get with it!
 
2014-07-12 02:59:46 PM  

brimed03: It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.


It's funny you don't understand they're not talking about being victims of violent crimes, but rather being a victim of your own self-esteem.
Or is there no difference to you between rape and feeling down about a body image?
 
2014-07-12 03:02:52 PM  

uttertosh: 'ONLY $0.50' (couldn't find the cent symbol)

Right here.

assets-s3.rollingstone.com
 
2014-07-12 03:07:51 PM  

tiamet4: AngryDragon: brimed03: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim

It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.

I was teased mercilessly as a child for being without a natural family, for being geeky, for being physically different.  I didn't let it define me.  Today I'm happy, successful, and have a fairly decent life.  I didn't sit around blaming the world for how they saw me.  I took the initiative to improve myself and overcome the challenges presented to me.  I am a far better person for it than if I had just said "accept me for who I am!"  Life is all about growth.  If you stagnate, you lose the right to complain about your lot.

By the way, today I don't think I'm better than anyone else.  My opinion is that if a socially awkward, damaged, ugly, naive little geek could turn his (my) life around, anyone can do it.  Because I have just as much capacity to do it as anyone.  It's hard, but you get no sympathy from me if you don't try.

Lastly, if you compare victims of violent trauma to not giving a crap what people think about you, you may want to seriously reconsider your perspective on life.

So because you managed to be successful despite other people's unfair criticisms of you, no one should ever try to show people a better way to interact with each other or point out that, although most people are able to push through the crap it makes life worse for people who don't deserve it and can hurt some who are not as strong?

It's great that you made it, but there's no reason we can't work towards a ...


How about one poster, with big bold letters that say "Other people's opinions do not define you. Now shut the fark up and get on with your life"? 

Short and to the point, and it works for everybody. Somebody thinks you're too fat? Fark 'em. Somebody thinks you're too skinny? Fark 'em. Who the hell needs approval so badly they'll make a poster to beg for it?
 
2014-07-12 03:41:59 PM  

Bonobo62: tiamet4: AngryDragon: brimed03: cretinbob: AngryDragon: NINDroog: Nothing demonstrates the strong, independent, and uniquely individualistic nature of women like a giant ad campaign for sympathy.

No shiat.  If the objective was to show how self-conscious women are, mission accomplished.

You can't be victimized if you don't make yourself a victim

It's funny how you guys never post this shiat when it's about soldiers with PTSD, or people who are mugged or killed.

It's almost as if you guys want to restrict the term "victim" to just those things that could potentially happen to *you*.

I was teased mercilessly as a child for being without a natural family, for being geeky, for being physically different.  I didn't let it define me.  Today I'm happy, successful, and have a fairly decent life.  I didn't sit around blaming the world for how they saw me.  I took the initiative to improve myself and overcome the challenges presented to me.  I am a far better person for it than if I had just said "accept me for who I am!"  Life is all about growth.  If you stagnate, you lose the right to complain about your lot.

By the way, today I don't think I'm better than anyone else.  My opinion is that if a socially awkward, damaged, ugly, naive little geek could turn his (my) life around, anyone can do it.  Because I have just as much capacity to do it as anyone.  It's hard, but you get no sympathy from me if you don't try.

Lastly, if you compare victims of violent trauma to not giving a crap what people think about you, you may want to seriously reconsider your perspective on life.

So because you managed to be successful despite other people's unfair criticisms of you, no one should ever try to show people a better way to interact with each other or point out that, although most people are able to push through the crap it makes life worse for people who don't deserve it and can hurt some who are not as strong?

It's great that you made it, but there's no reason we can't work towards a ...

How about one poster, with big bold letters that say "Other people's opinions do not define you. Now shut the fark up and get on with your life"? 

Short and to the point, and it works for everybody. Somebody thinks you're too fat? Fark 'em. Somebody thinks you're too skinny? Fark 'em. Who the hell needs approval so badly they'll make a poster to beg for it?


6/10. Someone might bite, but I'm not bored at work anymore. Have fun!
 
2014-07-12 03:57:05 PM  

rohar: cretinbob: [global3.memecdn.com image 500x512]

This thread is giving me a sad.

steklo: [img.fark.net image 600x874]

Oh wait, the clouds are parting.  There may be hope for this thread yet.


That's more a comment on society in general.
Shirley Temple was a cute little kid who was exremely talented. Honey Boo Boo is a cute little kid that we laugh at because of their white trash family.
 
2014-07-12 03:58:45 PM  

WeenerGord: Not exactly the same, is it? Soldiers risk their lives so that you and I can live in a free world. Mugging and murder actually can happen to anyone, and are violent crimes, the sort of crimes, that, if they happen to you , you might want to call a cop to come help you, a cop who is, a little bit, like a civilian soldier.

You compare these heroes and villains to some silly, emo women who worry about if they are pretty enough?


exactly. There is being a victim of someone else doing something to you, which is not being a victim because you lack something inside.
 
2014-07-12 04:27:13 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Wait, you don't have a cool looking sword? Get with it!


Oh, it's well cool, like.... just not *HE-MAN!* cool.

I think we can all agree that HE-MAN's sword is an item of supreme coolness to be held in awe by all whose gaze is blessed to catch even the slightest of glimpses of, no? I mean, who hasn't woken to snail-trails after dreaming about holding that perfectly heavy hilt in both hands, heaving it around, thrusting mightily into your enemies skull, right to the hilt, then mopping it off on their bloodsoaked shirt.

#dontstopthefanfic
 
2014-07-12 04:45:30 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 04:59:41 PM  
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-12 05:09:49 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 05:17:51 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-12 05:26:04 PM  
t.qkme.me
 
2014-07-12 05:45:42 PM  

steklo: [img.fark.net image 570x583]


Hit it!!
 
2014-07-12 07:28:30 PM  
I am going to post something that will get me hated my everyone.  Well at least most of the farkettes.

Being pretty is very important for girls.  That does not mean other attributes are not important,  just that being pretty is the most important.

Being pretty gives girls these advantages

1.  A higher advantage in finding a job

2.  A higher ability to get higher marks at school and university.  Yes your prettiness does effect how your tutor marks you.

3.  Being able to get away with more

4.  Having more friends.  Yes people are effected by how you look without even realizing it.

5.  More choice in future partners.  You get to choose the best.  Less likely to be abused.  Yes you heard that correctly.   Men are less likely to abuse a woman the prettier and more beautiful they find her.   This maybe because they see her as having a lot more choice.

6.  A higher likelihood of being paid a higher wage in comparison to another woman of similar intellect and ability.

You can be smart, funny, educated and you will do fine.  Add pretty to the lot and you will do great.

It is amazing how much shiat a pretty girl can get away with compared to a not so pretty girl.

I am not proclaiming this is how it should be.  I am just being honest that this is how it is.
 
2014-07-12 09:21:29 PM  
I am going to post something that will get me hated my by everyone.  Well at least most of the farkettes. farkers.

Being pretty handsome is very important for girls.  That does not mean other attributes are not important,  just that being pretty hot is the most important.

Being pretty handsome gives girls men these advantages

1.  A higher advantage in finding a job

2.  A higher ability to get higher marks at school and university.  Yes your prettiness handsomeness does effect how your tutor marks you.

3.  Being able to get away with more

4.  Having more friends.  Yes people are effected by how you look without even realizing it.

5.  More choice in future partners.  You get to choose the best.  Less likely to be abused.  Yes you heard that correctly.   Men Women are less likely to abuse leave a woman man the prettier handsomer and more beautiful hot they find her him.   This maybe because they see her him as having a lot more choice.

6.  A higher likelihood of being paid a higher wage in comparison to another woman men of similar intellect and ability.

You can be smart, funny, educated and you will do fine.  Add pretty handsome to the lot and you will do great.

It is amazing how much shiat a pretty girl hot guy can get away with compared to a not so pretty girl fat, ugly slob.

I am not proclaiming this is how it should be.  I am just being honest that this is how it is.

FIFY

Sorry dumbass, but hot women like hot guys; and if you're not hot - you better be rich.
That's just the way it is too.

Maybe you'll learn that after you reach puberty.
 
2014-07-12 11:06:39 PM  
What I don't understand is the people whose lives are so empty that they feel the need to have strong opinions on strangers' body types to begin with.  If you do anything more than casually glance at someone while you're out and about and then promptly forget about it for something more interesting, you don't have enough going on.  Dwell on fat, disabled, ugly, or strange looking people?  Angry about it?  Disgusted by it?  Yeah, that's not their problem.  Go find something else to do and let others live their lives.
 
2014-07-13 05:02:30 AM  

WeenerGord: gggoddammitt: WeenerGord: CruJones: Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


Hey man, I saw your wife the other day, Yeah, she's ugleeee!

Yeah, but she sure can cook, baby!


....Yeah, aight....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9ZZgDqzAg&feature=kp
 
2014-07-13 07:31:44 AM  

uttertosh: steklo: [img.fark.net image 450x807]

'ONLY $0.50' (couldn't find the cent symbol)

That, for some reason, made me laugh so hard I now need new underwear.



From $200 to $1.98   NSFW or your underwear
 
2014-07-13 09:43:21 AM  

tiamet4: dready zim: I fully defend the right of women to be obese and see themselves as beautiful. It`s good to be confident, life will walk all over you if you are not.

I also fully defend MY right to not see fat people as beautiful or sexy and to say `nope nope nope` and my right to not lie.

This is not oppression, this is me finding the sight and feeling of fat disgusting and the polar opposite of sexy.

I find fat on myself unsexy and so does my other half.

I`m sure people who are fat are beautiful on the inside, not bitter twisted self stimulators who can`t put down the cake.

I`d like some tone to my sexual partner. I don`t find sliding into the folds of a warm half filled water balloon sexy.

Having been fat and not fat I can simply remember what it was like instead of imagining a situation I have not been in. I also know what is needed to go from fat to not fat and back again.

Fat people have issues. That is why they are fat. People with issues make less good partners, it`s that simple. Like a racist tattoo on the forehead, your body image is altered by what your mind thinks (because that dictates what your body does, which in turn affects how it looks) and can be an indicator for your internal mental state. People aren`t judging you because of the fat but more on what the fat says about your internal mental state. In the case of the person with downs it says "I have downs" which also eliminates them from people I am considering for a sexual or bridge partner.

Happy people just don`t have the time to sit around for hours eating cake. They are too busy having a good time.

Also Beauty is a Lie

This would be true and reasonable if we didn't classify perfectly normal-sized women as "plus-sized models" or artificially enhance images of even models and movie stars to remove any "unsightly" lumps or bulges, sometimes even making them look significantly smaller than they are.  This would be true and reasonable if everyone who was overweight "sat around for hours eati ...


You sound female. Men don`t moan about body image and the media that way.

All you said would be true and reasonable if `being active and controlling your food intake on some level` didn`t stop you being fat. Fat people are failing to show enough control over their own life. To someone who IS in control of their own life, this is unattractive.

Barring medical complaints, like uncontrollable appetite or downs, not being able to control your calorie intake says things about your mental state. Obviously I`m not talking about medical issues, just people who are fat without them. Also I`m not talking about slightly overweight, I don`t agree with the concept. I`m talking about FAT people. Jiggly people with folds of fat on them, guttocks.

i`m not talking about adverts or the media. I`m talking about fat people (actually, lets be honest and say women) who live in the real world and claim that however fat they get they are still beautiful and someone should choose them for a partner.

That is simply not true or reasonable to expect.

If you want respect in life stop trying to redefine beauty. Stop giving your value as how `beautiful` you are, just trying to redefine beauty as what you are now doesn`t really change anything. If you want respect you should say "It doesn`t matter if I am beautiful or not, I deserve respect as a human being".

If it`s not respect you want and you want a partner, get on the exercise bike and cut down on some calories. You should be treated with respect whatever your weight, you should not expect someone to find you attractive or to respect you. There is a well defined accepted state of `courtship readiness` which includes weight loss as one of the external signs you are ready for a partner. It shows a change in mental state as well as physical changes.

The reason I claim to have a window on how fat people think is because I have been one (for many years) then I stopped being one. I noticed the change in how people reacted to me and also the change in my mental processes. I saw which relative changes were needed to go from fat to not fat and what that said about people not making those changes.

Now I find that fat people, like I used to be, disgust me. Not because they are fat, because of how they think.

I`m not imagining it, I`m remembering it. I`ve met a few fat people and can see a very similar brain worm in all of them.

I do not respect them but I treat them with respect. It`s a very fine point but one that needs to be understood. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, not everyone deserved to be respected. One is your external behaviour towards a person, the other your opinion of them.

/Also if someone calls you smart and cute that is not an insult, get a grip and a sense of perspective and realise that if it were a hot guy saying you were smart and cute you`d giggle and flirt with them and completely ignore the double standard you would be displaying.
//be attractive, don`t be unattractive
 
2014-07-13 09:56:24 AM  
img.fark.net

I`m sure this woman has more confidence after doing this but that poor guy on the left looks like he is choking down vomit.

Just writing `beautiful` on something does not make it so.

I would respect her more if she wrote `respect me` all over herself.

As it is she just seems delusional.

Her life choices seem suspect as well, like those glasses and earrings...
 
2014-07-13 11:58:21 AM  
dready zim:

You contradict yourself so many times in your post, I'm not sure how to respond.

If you want respect in life stop trying to redefine beauty. Stop giving your value as how `beautiful` you are, just trying to redefine beauty as what you are now doesn`t really change anything. If you want respect you should say "It doesn`t matter if I am beautiful or not, I deserve respect as a human being".


 You should be treated with respect whatever your weight, you should not expect someone to find you attractive or to respect you.

Now I find that fat people, like I used to be, disgust me.

not everyone deserve(s) to be respected


So we deserve respect no matter what we look like but we can only have it if we say it doesn't matter; however if we are fat we don't actually deserve respect but you'll pretend to respect us and expect us not to notice that you think we are disgusting?


Sounds like a confusing way to live.  I'm just going to stick with my original opinion that because life includes a variety of men and women who are attractive in different ways, the media should reflect that so that society doesn't favor only a few types of beauty while harshly judging anyone who does not conform.
 
2014-07-13 07:39:45 PM  
"You have to respect me whatever I do" is an unreasonable statement. A person would be unreasonable to expect this.
"You have to treat me with respect whatever I do" is not. A person would not be unreasonable to expect this.

I can only explain, you have to do the understanding. I`m sorry this confuses you. Please go back to concepts you are more familiar with. I`ll not bother you with it any more.

TFA doesn`t change the basic problem, which is articles like TFA continuing the concept that people are only valued if they are beautiful in some way TFA just tries to make that be either internally or externally.

The value judgement is still beauty based, they just have a wider definition of beauty.
 
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