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Old 05-18-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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My comments are neither idiotic nor geekish. They were intended to point out the subjective nature of beauty and the subliminal racism that ALWAYS underlies threads such as this one. Call it what you will. It still boils down to ethnocentrism and racist ideals of physical beauty. The Nazis wrote the book on this type of stuff. Its nothing new.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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From what I understand some Ethiopians have some Italian in them which is why some appear to have European features? Remember Italy invaded Ethiopia at some point. I've met Ethiopians before and they do look good. Even Eritrea which is next to Ethiopia share the same look. I think Sicilians appear Ethiopians in lighter shade.
No. Ethiopia was occupied by Italy for only five years in the 1930s, and then the Ethiopians fought them off and drove them away. Ethiopia is a huge country that probably had a population of around 20 million in 1930. Thus, there is no way a few thousand Italians would have had any influence during such a brief occupation.

The Ethiopians had their characteristic features for thousands of years before the Italians came on the scene.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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So what countries do you think have the most beautiful people?
I'd say all countries are tied for having the most beautiful women in terms of natural beauty.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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My comments are neither idiotic nor geekish. They were intended to point out the subjective nature of beauty and the subliminal racism that ALWAYS underlies threads such as this one. Call it what you will. It still boils down to ethnocentrism and racist ideals of physical beauty. The Nazis wrote the book on this type of stuff. Its nothing new.
Well. when Gabourey Sidibe is considered the epitome of beauty we will be beyond stereo typing.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:07 AM
 
Location: FL
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Germany, Russia, Sweden.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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As always, these things are subjective, but for me I would say Spain and other Mediterranean countries- I tend to like the dark haired, small-featured look over blondes. But as others have said, beautiful people can be found in all countries.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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I'm going to have to go with the United States since that's where I'm from.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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I hate it when all the geeks/geekettes on this board ruin a thread like this with crap about "personality is what counts". Very obviously this thread is all about physical beauty. If it bothers you so much or if it makes you feel insecure, then go start your own thread about "personality is what counts".
Sounds to me as though you have allowed those kinds of posts to negatively affect you. Perhaps you should consider stepping off your soap box and try ignoring opinions you disagree with. OR keep bi*ching about it if you want to LOL
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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What kind of ignorant comment is that?

Have you ever seen a lot of Ethiopian women? They're usually tall, slim, and beautiful. I would think that "slim" would be a good thing the way men on this forum go on about how much they can't stand fat women.






If you have nothing constructive to add to this discussion, you can go away.

Nah....I like my comment better....don't EVEN make me pull photos that will put these in the McDonald's food line....
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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Using the word discrimination in context of differentiating.

Discrimination - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Just as well he is a sage...
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