May 16th, Psychology Today called Black women ugly

Ahh, so that’s why I’m single.

Thanks.

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2 Responses to May 16th, Psychology Today called Black women ugly

  1. Natalie says:

    So, I know that attractiveness is supposed to be able to be “measured” with things like facial symmetry, but I believe that beauty is almost completely subjective. That’s why our American culture is into really thin women, but other cultures favor women who aren’t thin, and so on. I asked Michael the other day if he thought this woman was attractive (because I most assuredly thought she was not) and he said she was. I was blown away, because I thought she was downright funny looking. Anyway, how can one even pretend to say that black women are less attractive than “nonblacks”? I see black women every day and I don’t think they’re any less, or any more for that matter, attractive than other ethnicities. This is just such a load of crap. Just another reason not to trust scientists.

    • J. says:

      I would say it’s just another reason not to trust racists who use pseudoscience to make themselves feel more comfortable about their own racist views. My eyes are rolling so hard I can see last week’s thoughts.

      To publish something like this without grounding it in the idea that beauty is COMPLETELY a cultural construct is so…lazy that I can’t even begin. He could have just as easily polled a bunch of South Pacific Islanders showing them pictures of scary thin White models and came out with the conclusion that White women are less attractive than Polynesian.

      The whole thing is so yuck.

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