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Not a Flat Earth (more findings about looks)

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"Lookism"...that just made me laugh. Legislation based on personal impression? What a bunch of bull.
 

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What I want to know is where this grant money is coming from.
 

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Lookism is a form of appearance discrimination. So, in essence, is racism.

Would there be a President Obama if the man, with the same natural inclinations and coloring, had an unfriendly face and a less athletic build? Would he even have become a politician?

Think of the costs to society when people aren't able to contribute as much as they could. The tricky part is discovering how to intervene early in life.
 

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What utter shit you spout when talking about looks and politicians.

 

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He looked better when he was younger, when he got started. And older candidates aren't expected to be 'sexy.' Also, the UK probably is not as superficial as the United States, and its political system is different. FYI, there are a slew of recent findings about looks and elections.
 

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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
He looked better when he was younger, when he got started. And older candidates aren't expected to be 'sexy.' Also, the UK probably is not as superficial as the United States, and its political system is different. FYI, there are a slew of recent findings about looks and elections.

i highly doubt the UK isnt as superficial as the states. considering london is practically the fashion capital of the world. (after paris, arguably second place.)
 

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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
Lookism is a form of appearance discrimination. So, in essence, is racism.

Would there be a President Obama if the man, with the same natural inclinations and coloring, had an unfriendly face and a less athletic build? Would he even have become a politician?

Think of the costs to society when people aren't able to contribute as much as they could. The tricky part is discovering how to intervene early in life.


...It explains how this pretty little number became the queen:



And there are MANY unattractive politicians. People blame something on them being ugly because they lack charisma and self respect. There is probably a fraction of a percent of people who come off unattractive even though they take good care of themselves (weight, dental, skin etc) are good talkers, dress well, socially active etc. I think this idea of lookism is bullshit, no downtown hip bars don't hire fat waitresses why should they. I know I'll never get a job in a hip gym because I am not that muscular, but I don't go and sue them. Looks are SO subjective that really if a person has the initiative to care for themselves and has something going on in their life them even though they might not have the same opportunities but they will live a perfectly normal life.
 

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Originally Posted by borderline
The monarchy are not politicians.

One less point to address, thanks
Not that it means politicians in the UK are reliant on their looks as much as American politicians are, but indeed it's possible that Britons generally are as superficial as Americans.

In Body Consciousness, someone posted a link to a good article that has a well-written summary of looks and career advancement. (There's more valuable information on other pages.)

So combating looksism is not necessarily about regulating businesses where appearance obviously does matter. And 'beauty' is not mostly subjective, which probably is the most irritating claim repeatedly made about looks.

Why does the subject make people so angry and opposed to learning from research findings? For example, do people genuinely not know how much harder it is for those with lifelong below-average attractiveness? Then they should wonder why they don't know such individuals.
 

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too long a read about yet another ism.

cliffs?
 

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