ANSWERS: 47
  • It has a lot to do with the whole male mentality of seeing women as just objects to be seen like anything else, and the different standards of beuty between the two different genders, consider for example, how someone like Peirce Brosnan, who is now as old as dirt, can be considered even remotly attractive, whereas a woman of the same age is often considered to be over the hill.
  • unfortunately, comments on looks is something both men and women seem to enjoy, it's only a matter of individual opinion however...
  • Unfortunately, its just bred into the male species. the same applies to women, in reverse. we all look. making a comment is just another built-in error of mother nature.
  • Just because someone doesnt themselves, possess good looks, doesnt mean they are unable to see and be able to rate the looks of others.
  • Because, strictly speaking, the only "qualification" anyone - man or woman - needs in order to comment on someone's appearance is eyesight, a brain to process what he sees, and a mouth to make the comment. Whether his comments are appropriate and/or socially acceptable is another matter.
  • Funny you should ask cuz, the reason I found this Question is I saw your Avatar and thought you looked pretty hot! are you really such a young Jennifer Aniston look alike? You'd probably lump me in with the unattractive group, but i have known a near-sighted woman or 2 in my life!LOL Sorry I didn't give ya a good answer, but I agree with Jodie44,we're instinctively wired to propagate the species, and beauty is sort of a natural assumption of healthy, thus more inclined to carry on the gene-code. Pretty primative stuff, it's a wonder we walk upright.
  • Because it is a subjective matter on which everyone cannot help but form their own opinions. Wise men (and women) are careful how they share these opinions though.
  • For the unattractive one's, -Sometimes its just because they are insecure and they need to pick on someone to feel better. -Other times it might be because thats just how they had been brought up and thats how they had learned to behave. - But I think it shouldnt matter what they say about you... its about how you feel about yourself. So dont pay attention to them, If you feel good about yourself, nothing they can say will change that.
  • For the same reason "unattractive women" comment on men's looks? It's humnan nature. It's what people do.
  • How many times have you been in a straightjacket?
  • freedom of speech
  • Why cant they? Hopefully they are prepared for some serious counters...
  • Somehow, Somewhere some pigheaded fool convinced himself that is ok for a man to be physically disgusting, fat, rude and (craziest of all) PICKY!!! What really irks me is some men (who are repulsive, trashy and unmotivated) like to make comments about the physical attributes of women. "She is a dog" "Beer googles" etc. I just recently put one of these men in his place for saying such things about my sister! After I put him in his place, he called me a slut! Which is really funny because I have been with the same man for 3 years...that is the only recorse of ugly men getting put in their place by pretty women...calling them a slut.... Oh and on his myspace page it says"Just remember its ok for a man to be fat" Apparently, somebody lied to him!!! Cause it is not ok!
  • This is soooooo true. I think it's just the way society is..Men can have wrinkes be fat etc but let a woman let herself go and man....
  • I don't have to be a great cook c to comment on great food. I don't have to be a musician to comment on great music. Ugly men are no more and no less entitled to give their opinion on women's looks than handsome men. How much that may be is a different argument.
  • You're right..it happens. The only reason I can think of is because men think it's expected of them. (especially if they're in a group)...but on the other hand, men seem to be the buffoons and klutz's in most TV advertising I've seen, so maybe life has a way of evening things out :)
  • Everyone has a right to an opinion and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • i think more appropriately, why is it that ugly men star in pornos with hot chicks? that is something that has always left me flabbergasted.
  • 'Cause most women want to hear them...unless your mirror talks to you in the morning. :D
  • no one should be rude to anyone based on looks, it doesnt matter if they are attractive or not.
  • The same reason women, even unattractive women, think they are qualified to make comments about men's (or women's) looks.
  • Good self image?
  • What do your looks have to do with your eyesight?
  • ALL...I repeat...ALL men are "qualified" to make comments about women's looks. It's programmed into man's biological software. Whether it's APPROPRIATE to comment on women's looks is questionable.
  • Because women do the same thing.
  • See awc's answer. That pretty much sums it up. One thing I wondered is why do women, even unattractive ones, think they are entitled to money that is not theirs just because they are women?
  • probably b/c of cultural standards. the media is so powerful and made it so easy to criticize someone who isn't as attractive as they "should be." it created lots of shallow people in the process. it really makes me sick.
  • Why shouldn't they? What qualifications does one need to observe and state an opinion? It seems rather pompous and very stuck up to think only attractive people are allowed to do so. +5
  • So you're saying ugly guys shouldn't be allowed to voice their opinion? Or just men in general? Last I checked, I have the right to say whatever I want. My opinion of you is that you're kind of a snob. Pretty on the outside doesn't always mean pretty on the inside. And an ugly guy might just turn out to be your Prince Charming some day... you probably wouldn't give him the time of day, tho.
  • Why is this 3 year old question from a 2 day member still on AB?
  • the same reason unattractive women say perfectly average or good looking guys are ugly.
  • The question itself smacks of contradiction. Not only will she judge a man's looks, she then attempts to pluck out his eyes and sever his tongue, mainly on the basis of what she sees. Did some toad not render due deference to the princess? I've got a counter question: Why do men, of ANY level of attractiveness or income, allow attractive women to walk all over them? If you can answer a question from the flip side of this coin, then you're doing well...kitten.
  • Because we are men
  • The issue here shouldn't be how attractive/unattractive the guy making the comment is... Why does anybody feel qualified to make such comments about anyone else - regardless of gender?
  • Nearly everyone is able to enjoy and appreciate someone else's appearance or attractiveness. Another issue is whether we keep those likes or dislikes for ourselves, or if we make some unasked comments about them, either to that particular person, or to others. 1) "Noun looks 1. Plural form of look. 2. (plural only; not used in singular form) One's appearance or attractiveness. His charm and good looks accounted for much of his popularity in the polls." Source and further information: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/looks (meaning 2 is obviously used in the question) 2) It is just a question of likes or dislikes, or being attracted or not. So we are all qualified for this. Some remarks to this: - for blind people, the criteria would just be somewhat different. - in the case of a *sexual* attractiveness, it is somewhat more complicated for people who have not the appropriate sexual tendencies. For instance an homosexual man could say: "If I were not homosexual, I think I would find this woman sexually attractive". 3) If we don't keep our opinions for ourselves, begins the domain of human communication. And even if it is easy for most of us to produce such statements, they are not always told in a diplomatic way. For instance, when can we say that our opinion has more value than someone else's opinion? Usually, people like mode designers or photographs or movie makers are supposed to be better at that than others, or at least able to find the kind of looks that many other will appreciate. But when we tell our opinions, especially if we are not one of those specialists, it would be better to present they just as what they are: our opinions, likes or dislikes, and not as general truths. And even if we are quite sure about the validity of our opinions, it is better to find diplomatic ways to communicate them without harming or annoying the person. Because of this, no all persons are qualified to communicate their comments to other people looks in a positive way. 4) All this has absolutely nothing to do with one's own attractiveness. But certainly, to *criticize* other people looks as bad when your own looks are worse could be considered inappropriate. It would be the pot calling the kettle black... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot_calling_the_kettle_black On the other hand, everyone's opinion could be interesting.
  • Well, kareena,..all men notice women and will make comments about their beauty,..at least in private. I do think it is a bit rude to comment openly or in the woman's hearing. But, women do the same with men.
  • "A cat can look at a king"
  • why do girls, even some very unattrictve girls think they are qualified to make comments about a guys looks? for instance i was at a pool party, and one of the guys had pretty bad acne on his back and the girl who made the first mean comment was pretty over weight and had pop marks on her face. im not making fun of either i just dont think its cool do that +3
  • Because everyone has an opinion, and obviously they think a woman's looks are something worth talking about. That is their right. A plain-looking woman has just as much right to say that she doesn't find Brad Pitt physcially attractive, if she wishes to do so. Why does everyone these days need to be "qualified" to do something? Sometimes I get the feeling that brainy people think having a degree makes them a member of the master race, or something...
  • Because some men are believe (due to social conditioning) that women are there for their viewing pleasure.
  • I dont think men see it when THEY have completely let themselves go. They still think they are Gods gift. They notice every little flaw on women
  • beause they think that they can buy anything with money.
  • men love beautiful women that's why.
  • Why not? A cat, as they say may look at a king. Or queen.
  • Who cares? They might help you.
  • Are you even aware of the hypocritical nature of this question?
  • It somehow makes them feel better about thier own faults...

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