I’ve always liked Sharon Osbourne. She looks like a woman who can hold her own—managing the career of her bat-biting rocker husband, caring for three rebellious children in the public eye, and not letting reality TV totally ruin her family. Sharon recently revealed that the fierce personality and hard work ethic that has brought her so far all came from … being ugly. Yes, in the new issue of Psychologies magazine Sharon says that her life would’ve been very different if she hadn’t been born fugly.
First off, I’m not sure I agree with Sharon’s diagnosis of her appearance. But even more than that, I’ve got some beef with Sharon’s beauty bomb. Keep reading »
Yesterday’s Urban Dictionary word of the day was “butter face,” defined as:
“n. A girl who is hot, except for her (but her, butter) face.”
Basically, it means a girl with a sexually attractive body but a less-attractive face. So of course I put the link to “butter face” definition in my Gchat away message with some grumbly comment about the obnoxiousness of the phrase.
But then a male friend IMed me to say, “Simmer down, that’s not sexist! ‘Butterface’ just means the same thing as calling a man ‘ugly.’” But really, it doesn’t! “Ugly” can apply to both men and women, but “butterface” labels a woman only by her appearance. Men are always going to assess women’s face, legs, ass, boobs—that’s just what healthy human sexual attraction is. But labeling her based on what he considers to be her worst feature is just mean and nasty. It’s crueler still because there is no male equivalent.
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We’ve kept silent while Dov Charney has screwed around with fashion.
We put up with the pervy advertisements.
We put up with Charney masturbating in front of a Jane reporter.
We put up with his numerous sexual harassment lawsuits.
We put up with messing with our main mensch, Woody Allen.
But we’re not going to take it anymore—the scrunchies must be stopped. Keep reading »
â€œU-G-L-Y, you ainâ€™t got no alibi, you UGLY!â€ While Saturday Night Liveâ€™s Spartan Cheerleaders may have been joking, itâ€™s funny because itâ€™s now true. Yesterday, a young woman in Westchester County, New York, allegedly stabbed a man for calling her “ugly.” As the police pulled up, Kyeisha Fuller was deliriously still holding the knife standing outside her building. The man who taunted her was a guest visiting Kyeishaâ€™s roommate. Supposedly, she violently retaliated for his â€œuglyâ€ remark by stabbing him in the shoulder with a kitchen knife and is set to stand trial for felony assault. Although her actions were extreme, itâ€™s kind of unbelievable that someone would call the 23-year old, who even looks pretty in her mug shot, unattractive. Now the only thing she needs to help the way she looks is a good lawyer. [NY Post]
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