Why do people comment on the attractiveness of women in news stories?
Not actors or models, just women who did a thing that someone wrote about or video taped
“Sorry, she’s just not cute.”
Because, everyone needed to know that a person on the internet could think that. But of course it’s never just a preference, there’s always a rule about what should be attractive that is brought up. Most often race. You’d never see anyone seek out white people just to call them all ugly and cap it off with how they are super tolerant. But if you aren’t white, people will announce that they wouldn’t date you like it’s their big worry in life.
But there’s a viciousness in how this keeps coming up. People will tell you they won’t date you preemptively if you exist, not just if you’re a sex symbol, if you have a science blog or were in a newsworthy accident, one person’s rating of you should be relevant to you.
The ‘2/10 would not bang’ joke comes from this, because the people who get this attention are usually fairly photogenic, and yes, it’s doubtful that the comment posters are. But I’m not bothered by how pretty the women are that get this kind of attention, I’m bothered by how this comes up at all.
The existence of people who don’t quite match a standard annoys these people, if it were about a personal preference, it would come up in a personal context, where you wouldn’t date people you aren’t attracted to. But the women being rated aren’t all celebrities or sex symbols, they just can be proven to exist. These comments appear sometimes on an article of an anonymous woman with no photo posted, bizarrely,
So put down the pretense that letting everyone know what you think isn’t hot is necessary or makes any sense. Done once it’s just nonsense, but over and over it requires rebuttal: people will exist who don’t look exactly like your preference, and calling broad categories of people ugly EVERY TIME the existence of those people comes up, is beyond prejudicial, it’s actively hateful.
Brb getting trolled
Oh wow, a blandly homophobic pissant picking on slash artists. And a guy with his name put through katakana back to romanji for no reason, too? Shocking combination. Allow me a moment to muster surprise.
Take notice how the same people who praise high priced foods with ‘umami’, which means glutamate taste, will complain about affordable or ethnic foods with MSG.