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"Ugliest Woman on YouTube" shows us what true beauty is

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by SaltwaterServr, May 8, 2012.

  1. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    http://now.msn.com/living/0506-ugliest-woman-youtube-response.aspx

    It's humiliating enough to be ridiculed as being unattractive, but how would you react if you were labeled the world's ugliest woman on YouTube? While many of us would curl up in a ball and never face the world again, 23-year-old Lizzie Velasquez tells her critics to suck it in this inspirational clip.

    Velasquez, one of only three people in the world with an undiagnosed syndrome that has drastically altered her appearance, explains how she's transcended the merciless taunting that made her life a living hell. She's now in her sixth year of motivational speaking, has published her first book and is about to graduate college, seeking her "revenge through ... accomplishments and determination." Now that's simply beautiful.

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  2. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Most people are ignorant. I have come to terms with it but it still Pi**es me off.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It's certainly impressive, and my hat's off to her. I don't understand the need to subvert words just because they're hurtful, though. Can't she be wonderful, cool, accomplished, determined, whatever...and also ugly? There are worse things in life.

    Maybe there's a way to overcome that ignorance and cruelty, too, without couching the accomplishment in terms of 'revenge.' That would probably be a healthier approach for this girl in the long run.

    I say that with a full understanding of what she must go through and how hard it must be for her. It just doesn't strike me as the healthiest perspective regarding her unfortunate appearance.

    Anyway, Saltwater, thanks for sharing. It's an interesting off-topic.
  4. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    The only thing ugly in that video was that hideous nail polish.
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Good for her!
  6. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    Can't people be beautiful in different ways?
  7. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    yeah they can but be honest people, not one of you would consider dating her
  8. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    So your entire opinion on a woman's beauty is tied to whether or not you would date her?
  9. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Would you date her?
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Good post.
  11. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    I don't know her. How can I answer that question based on a short video?
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I think most people could honestly answer that question based on the short video. And I think everyone else would be lying.
  13. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Exactly. Not one of us would go up and talk to her in a bar to hit on her. Simple as that.
  14. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    To say that I would never date her based on her appearance in a short video is to claim knowledge of every possible set of future circumstances that might arise.

    A person who would claim such knowledge is more than likely lying.

    In high school, I knew a girl named Jessica. She had some condition that left her confined to a wheelchair. She had very poor motor control. She could barely talk and needed assistance to do things that the rest of us do with ease.

    Now, she's about to finish law school, and she's getting married to a normal person.
  15. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    but she isn't marrying you I assume, and I also assume you never asked her out in high school.
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I would not date her, but this is a very interesting off-topic discussion.

    I would certainly befriend her, though.
  17. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    I did not, and perhaps it was my loss.

    But someone did find her beautiful. They did walk up and talk to her and ask her out. I would like to think we all have the capacity to look past conventions of beauty.
  18. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    It seems the only thing simple is your understanding of human interaction.

    You can't seem to separate the value of a woman from whether or not you think she's attractive enough to bang. You're certainly not alone, which is why this girl is prompted to this, but I do hope you have a small family with very few female siblings.
  19. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Would you date her?
  20. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    You just made his point.

    Your question is irrelevant to the discussion of whether or not she's beautiful.

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