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View Poll Results: Offline have you ever been called "ugly" (or something similar)?
Yes, I'm male and I think so 16 18.39%
No, I'm male and I don't think so 8 9.20%
Yes, I'm female and I think so 35 40.23%
No, I'm female and I don't think so 28 32.18%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-03-2017, 01:28 PM
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I have been told that I was born entirely without any fashion DNA or fashion gene whatsoever. That is related to how I dress and my sense of style or lack thereof. Women sometimes offer to "show me how to use makeup" which I always decline. I have never worn makeup and this seems to bother some women. I don't know whether that is a commentary on my looks or not. People seem to notice more my décolletage and curves than pretty or ugly in my experience.

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Old 04-03-2017, 01:59 PM
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Yes so many times, that I close count. By my mother, my father, my friends, etc... I'm now in my 30's and age has done me justice -not model like but much better than teens/20's- and I think I can now say I'm learning to live with my ugliness.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:32 PM
Location: California
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Yes, but only from family members. They would point out if my skin's looking horribly patchy, ask why I have acne or comment about how my hair doesn't look good. It doesn't bother me as much as it used to, but it's still pretty annoying.
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:25 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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No, I never have. I've been called beautiful, pretty, hot, and cute. Personally, I don't think I'm bad,y put together, but I also don't see what others supposedly see. I'm just "me."
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:24 PM
Location: Winterpeg
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I was in high school in the 80s, and our school encouraged boys and girls to try out different shop/home ec classes. The teachers weren't always on board, being mostly old school trades guys. A few of us girls took electronics for a semester, and the teacher sarcastically called me "the pretty one" on more than one occasion.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:36 PM
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My father referred to my sister and I as Ugly #1 and Ugly #2.

He had other, similar choice insults about our looks.

ETA: To answer the person who repped me, no, my mother did not break up with him. He left her, years later.

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Old 04-03-2017, 08:52 PM
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Yes. And it fit the scenario. I at a point in my life had a very mean streak when speaking to others. A client had enough of my attitude ...Said I was ugly to the bone. I tend to think that assessment was warranted and true.
I no longer have the desire to carry such an attitude...
Looks wise though...As a child it was said by peers.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:51 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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Yes. A boy I liked in the 9th grade called me ugly over the phone, and he KNEW I had a crush on him. Supposedly he saw me treating someone poorly at school and decided I was a terrible person, even though I never did figure out what the heck he was referring to and he never considered that maybe he walked in on the middle of something and I was just standing up for myself. I was just stunned. I was good friends with his best friend and he later apologized to me as the year went on and he learned I wasn't a monster. After high school he had a bunch of out-of-wedlock kids and never did further his education or have much of a career. I saw his wife on social media--she is like three of me put together. I consider myself as having the last laugh.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:48 AM
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I have never in my life had anyone say I am attractive in any way. Never been told I am cute, handsome, or otherwise. Would be nice to hear it but it has never happened. However hearing I am not attractive has not impacted my life far as I know.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:09 AM
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Originally Posted by goodheathen View Post
"Ugly" has come up in a few different recent threads. However, I haven't ever seen a group of people discuss whether offline (by, for example, a classmate) they have ever been called "ugly" (or otherwise described as such). I'm sure it's most common among adolescents, but for example I wonder if it's sometimes used against people who aren't actually ugly. Ready, set, go. It will be fun - not.
Dudes, especially young dudes, call each other "ugly" all the time. I don't count that.
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