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Here's an odd little community.

it's creating lots of perplexing questions in my tired little brain. i don't even know where to begin.

Okay. for one thing, what's the mentality of a person who says "i want to be a part of this community."? Do they feel like they're not attractive and they want confirmation? Do they feel worse for being accepted or being rejected by the community? Is it supposed to be a statement against standard society views on attractiveness? And if it is, then doesn't it fail because it invites more separation? What about all of the middle people? People that are neither "attractive" or "ugly"? Should people be rejected for being "ordinary" looking? And where does this judgement come from?

I think that last question is where the real "huh?" comes from. I mean, attractiveness is a relative value, one that's different from person to person. Sure, there are some "standards" of attractiveness that permeate our society, but everyone has different tastes. that's what makes humanity so fascinating.

and i'm not sure what's accomplished by... rejecting or accepting someone into a clique for their "ugliness" anymore than their "sexiness." especially if final "acceptance" into the community isn't really a community effort, but the call by the two community owners.

besides... i took a look at the pics on the front page of the community, and i don't think any of them are un-hot. some of them are cute. even the guys.

these are all just initial reactions, but it's that kind of evening.

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marseille
Mar. 26th, 2003 09:13 pm (UTC)
Odd doesn't even begin to cover it! Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for something so unimportant. HHmmmmmmmm.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
ms. a's thoughtful musings
uh huh, right. the darker side of myself says they want someone to say, "oh, no, you're really hot! what are you doing here?" because frankly, some of them are.

however, i also think it might be partially a joke in response to the 'reality' tv show 'are you hot'? or whatever the hell it's called. personally, i am hard enough on myself about my looks that i don't need someone else to comment on them.

finally, there are many trivial communities out there. one of the marvels of communities in general. anybody can start one for any reason.
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