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We were the ugly girls. You know the ones, our hair hanging limp in oily strands pulled tight with red rubber bands. Glasses slipping, perpetually slipping past the deep red gouges, like third eyebrows, bridging our noses.
Most girls look for other characteristic traits other than looks. One perception of what uglyis to one person is certainly not the status quo! To me as a female, ugly is a way a person presents themselves as being or acting.
The Dating Nerd is a shadowy figure whose whereabouts and identifying details remain unknown. What we do know is that he is really, really good at dating. I've been dating this girl for a few months, and it's going super well, but, uh, she's kind of ugly. Or, like, not ugly, but not as pretty as some other girls I've dated.
And the top link on the search engine when you ask the question is a site which brutally rates your looks and points out imperfections on your face. Not only does it give you a cruel label, but it also breaks down your face to reveal exactly how you are falling short of being beautiful, from your nose size to your facial symmetry. People always want to know about themselves from others.
And, before this move, she had been regularly combing her Facebook profile for unflattering images and untagging them. Two years later, her once fledgling community has more than 16, fans on the social network. It has spread quietly over a period of years, showing up in as many forms as there are facial expressions.
Body image disturbance is characteristic of eating disorders, and current treatments use body exposure to reduce bad body feelings. There is however little known about the cognitive effects of body exposure. In the present study, eye movement registration electroculography as a direct index of selective visual attention was used while eating symptomatic and normal control participants were exposed to digitalized pictures of their own body and control bodies.
The mother began to apologise profusely, to which I simply shrugged and smiled. That was nothing and I've certainly heard far worse over the years. Besides, she was a child and anything 'different' always provoked curiosity in children and a little unfiltered commentary. If I'd had more time I would have said what I often say to children who question my physical appearance and use words like ugly, gross or weird.
When I was 12 I wrote a story about two girls who were best friends. One girl, the main character, was tall and beautiful and the "best friend" was short and plain. I told my mother the plot of my story which largely centered around great things happening to our beautiful heroine and her friend cheering her on cheerfully from the sidelines.