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Lack of Talk in the Media about Appearance Discrimination with Men as Victims

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A recent article about a woman claiming discrimination
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/plus-sized-college-student-bar-discriminated-fat-article-1.1069463

Men get barred from clubs all the time for appearance-related reasons. Appearance discrimination on the job and in dating works against men at least as much as it does against women; studies clearly show that. However, almost never does the media discuss it.

Dr. Phil might have done an experiment years ago, 20/20 talked about it in the Stossel days, What Would You Do? sort of addresses it, and (an actual real-world case) there was an article about a teacher claiming harassment from students over his hair loss. (Horrible Bosses made it part of the plot, but because that is a comedy, it hardly counts.) There must be dozens of stories per year about women claiming appearance-related mistreatment.

Reporter/editorial bias, men not wanting to talk about it (a dating article could omit last names), or something else?
 
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Lol, I don't particularly care. But here are pics of the subject.



 

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That's mean, but amusing and with morsels of truth. Due to the story, she gets attention and probably some sympathy, when what she needs more is to improve her weight and her attitude.

Meanwhile, there are many people facing more unjustified appearance discrimination. Again, why do the men among them (for whom it generally is harder to fix or disguise significant appearance flaws) get virtually no media attention?
 
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I would not want that yeti in my establishment, yet alone dancing on a pedestal.
 

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How many beers before you would hit it? :hide:
 

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Enough comments about the article! Where is the option to delete posts?
 

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Again, why do the men among them (for whom it generally is harder to fix or disguise significant appearance flaws) get virtually no media attention?

Well, it's pretty obvious, but the media for the most part just parrots the discourse of the populist 'intellectuals' in the press, whose current PC disposition is to encourage portraying yourself as a victim of discrcimination for every imaginable flaw, except of course if you're a White or even probably Asian male, in which case you're the privileged oppressor. Despite this rather comical conclusion they've reached, the phenomena is also probably due to the fact that most men don't care what they look like, so it never occurs to them to link that with maltreatement. Moreover if one claims discrimination, it tends to make one look insecure, which most men are not willing to do.
 

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Well, it's pretty obvious, but the media for the most part just parrots the discourse of the populist 'intellectuals' in the press, whose current PC disposition is to encourage portraying yourself as a victim of discrcimination for every imaginable flaw, except of course if you're a White or even probably Asian male, in which case you're the privileged oppressor. Despite this rather comical conclusion they've reached, the phenomena is also probably due to the fact that most men don't care what they look like, so it never occurs to them to link that with maltreatement. Moreover if one claims discrimination, it tends to make one look insecure, which most men are not willing to do.

Thanks for the answer. Yes, most of that probably is "pretty obvious." The point about men not even realizing their appearance is problematic is interesting - maybe more accurate if stated as "most men don't care much." Fueling that is that, as seen above and in the article, people tend to be more blatantly nasty toward some forms of female unattractiveness than any forms of it in males. Also, unlike women, men almost never 'suffer' from the problem of looking too good; there is little reverse discrimination against very attractive men. (Which might explain why male attractiveness is more linked to lifetime earnings than female attractiveness is.)

Some people are legitimately victimized and have the right to whine a bit, but even most of them ultimately have the responsibility to correct things so that they're treated better.
 
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