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    I don't want to spam/disrupt anyone else's thread, but I've seen a couple threads like this, it seems to be a common thing that people do on the internet, and I just find it so incredibly dehumanising, rude, degrading, etc etc...

    You know what I mean - where people look at someone and say "she is a 6" or "he is an 8.5" or whatever, and try to give people's appearance an objective rating.

    I think it's awful, and every time I see it I cringe inside. Firstly, because reducing someone down to just their physical attributes is just so shallow. There's a lot more to everyone than just their appearance. How attractive someone is can be down to so many things - the way they move, the sound of their voice, the look they give you, the style of their clothes - and rating people from a few snapshots on the internet cannot encapsulate all of that. Also, because it's a number rating, and normally phrased like "(s)he is a [number]", it's phrased like this is the ONLY important thing about them. Not "I don't like her face but her body is beautiful" or anything like that. It's shrinking the entirety of a person's physical and mental attractiveness down to a single number, and that's not the way it works.

    Secondly, because there can be no objective scale for beauty - eye of the beholder and all that - and this kind of conversation implies that there is some kind of proper scale out there with, I don't know, Helen of Troy at the top and a frog at the bottom and a whole lot of other reference points in between. That's not the way it is. Different people find different things attractive.

    Thirdly, because it's just not a nice thing to do; imagine if you found a thread full of people on the internet arguing over your Facebook profile picture and trying to decide if you were a 6 or a 7. Unless you're far more self-confident than I am, it probably wouldn't feel very nice. There's a lot more to you than just your face, and there are very few circumstances out there where it would be appropriate to judge people entirely on their appearance.

    IMO, the only time it makes sense is if you're actually trying to order people by physical attraction, like if you were trying to decide who to put on the cover of a new fashion magazine you're starting, or something. But how often is someone's appearance the only important thing about them? To look at a photograph of someone on the internet and go "I can reduce your entire personality and appearance down to a single number, and that number is FIVE" - or whatever number it is?

    I really, really don't like it, and I think we should all stop.

    End of ramble. Peace out. <3
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    Your initial premise is wrong. When someone attaches a number on physical attraction they do it objectively to their own desires and not to society, so my 5 could be another persons 9.

    Also, i really don't see anything wrong with it. They're not shrinking a persons personality, or hobbies and interests, or partner suitability into one number. What they are doing is rating out of ten the physical attractiveness of the female whilst ignoring all other factors.

    Do i need to worry about the pornstars personality when im having a fap?
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    I don't want to spam/disrupt anyone else's thread, but I've seen a couple threads like this, it seems to be a common thing that people do on the internet, and I just find it so incredibly dehumanising, rude, degrading, etc etc...

    You know what I mean - where people look at someone and say "she is a 6" or "he is an 8.5" or whatever, and try to give people's appearance an objective rating.

    I think it's awful, and every time I see it I cringe inside. Firstly, because reducing someone down to just their physical attributes is just so shallow. There's a lot more to everyone than just their appearance. How attractive someone is can be down to so many things - the way they move, the sound of their voice, the look they give you, the style of their clothes - and rating people from a few snapshots on the internet cannot encapsulate all of that. Also, because it's a number rating, and normally phrased like "(s)he is a [number]", it's phrased like this is the ONLY important thing about them. Not "I don't like her face but her body is beautiful" or anything like that. It's shrinking the entirety of a person's physical and mental attractiveness down to a single number, and that's not the way it works.

    Secondly, because there can be no objective scale for beauty - eye of the beholder and all that - and this kind of conversation implies that there is some kind of proper scale out there with, I don't know, Helen of Troy at the top and a frog at the bottom and a whole lot of other reference points in between. That's not the way it is. Different people find different things attractive.

    Thirdly, because it's just not a nice thing to do; imagine if you found a thread full of people on the internet arguing over your Facebook profile picture and trying to decide if you were a 6 or a 7. Unless you're far more self-confident than I am, it probably wouldn't feel very nice. There's a lot more to you than just your face, and there are very few circumstances out there where it would be appropriate to judge people entirely on their appearance.

    IMO, the only time it makes sense is if you're actually trying to order people by physical attraction, like if you were trying to decide who to put on the cover of a new fashion magazine you're starting, or something. But how often is someone's appearance the only important thing about them? To look at a photograph of someone on the internet and go "I can reduce your entire personality and appearance down to a single number, and that number is FIVE" - or whatever number it is?

    I really, really don't like it, and I think we should all stop.

    End of ramble. Peace out. <3

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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    Your initial premise is wrong. When someone attaches a number on physical attraction they do it objectively to their own desires and not to society, so my 5 could be another persons 9.

    Also, i really don't see anything wrong with it. They're not shrinking a persons personality, or hobbies and interests, or partner suitability into one number. What they are doing is rating out of ten the physical attractiveness of the female whilst ignoring all other factors.

    Do i need to worry about the pornstars personality when im having a fap?
    Perfect example :congrats:
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    I don't want to spam/disrupt anyone else's thread, but I've seen a couple threads like this, it seems to be a common thing that people do on the internet, and I just find it so incredibly dehumanising, rude, degrading, etc etc...

    You know what I mean - where people look at someone and say "she is a 6" or "he is an 8.5" or whatever, and try to give people's appearance an objective rating.

    I think it's awful, and every time I see it I cringe inside. Firstly, because reducing someone down to just their physical attributes is just so shallow. There's a lot more to everyone than just their appearance. How attractive someone is can be down to so many things - the way they move, the sound of their voice, the look they give you, the style of their clothes - and rating people from a few snapshots on the internet cannot encapsulate all of that. Also, because it's a number rating, and normally phrased like "(s)he is a [number]", it's phrased like this is the ONLY important thing about them. Not "I don't like her face but her body is beautiful" or anything like that. It's shrinking the entirety of a person's physical and mental attractiveness down to a single number, and that's not the way it works.

    Secondly, because there can be no objective scale for beauty - eye of the beholder and all that - and this kind of conversation implies that there is some kind of proper scale out there with, I don't know, Helen of Troy at the top and a frog at the bottom and a whole lot of other reference points in between. That's not the way it is. Different people find different things attractive.

    Thirdly, because it's just not a nice thing to do; imagine if you found a thread full of people on the internet arguing over your Facebook profile picture and trying to decide if you were a 6 or a 7. Unless you're far more self-confident than I am, it probably wouldn't feel very nice. There's a lot more to you than just your face, and there are very few circumstances out there where it would be appropriate to judge people entirely on their appearance.

    IMO, the only time it makes sense is if you're actually trying to order people by physical attraction, like if you were trying to decide who to put on the cover of a new fashion magazine you're starting, or something. But how often is someone's appearance the only important thing about them? To look at a photograph of someone on the internet and go "I can reduce your entire personality and appearance down to a single number, and that number is FIVE" - or whatever number it is?

    I really, really don't like it, and I think we should all stop.

    End of ramble. Peace out. <3
    You would be an 8 but your feminist attitudes make you a 3! :cool:
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    Your initial premise is wrong. When someone attaches a number on physical attraction they do it objectively to their own desires and not to society, so my 5 could be another persons 9.

    Also, i really don't see anything wrong with it. They're not shrinking a persons personality, or hobbies and interests, or partner suitability into one number. What they are doing is rating out of ten the physical attractiveness of the female whilst ignoring all other factors.

    Do i need to worry about the pornstars personality when im having a fap?
    "objectively to their own desires" = subjectively

    And rating a pornstar out of 10 is like giving a rating to an actor's performance, which film critics do all the time. But that is totally different to rating a "normal" person out of 10. I don't have any particular objection to it, but it seems like a totally useless oversimplification to me.
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    No. Now pls go

    Now I never rate anyone /10 lest I accidentally feed someone's ego but OP pls go.

    Probably whale/10.
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    I don't want to spam/disrupt anyone else's thread, but I've seen a couple threads like this, it seems to be a common thing that people do on the internet, and I just find it so incredibly dehumanising, rude, degrading, etc etc...

    You know what I mean - where people look at someone and say "she is a 6" or "he is an 8.5" or whatever, and try to give people's appearance an objective rating.

    I think it's awful, and every time I see it I cringe inside. Firstly, because reducing someone down to just their physical attributes is just so shallow. There's a lot more to everyone than just their appearance. How attractive someone is can be down to so many things - the way they move, the sound of their voice, the look they give you, the style of their clothes - and rating people from a few snapshots on the internet cannot encapsulate all of that. Also, because it's a number rating, and normally phrased like "(s)he is a [number]", it's phrased like this is the ONLY important thing about them. Not "I don't like her face but her body is beautiful" or anything like that. It's shrinking the entirety of a person's physical and mental attractiveness down to a single number, and that's not the way it works.

    Secondly, because there can be no objective scale for beauty - eye of the beholder and all that - and this kind of conversation implies that there is some kind of proper scale out there with, I don't know, Helen of Troy at the top and a frog at the bottom and a whole lot of other reference points in between. That's not the way it is. Different people find different things attractive.

    Thirdly, because it's just not a nice thing to do; imagine if you found a thread full of people on the internet arguing over your Facebook profile picture and trying to decide if you were a 6 or a 7. Unless you're far more self-confident than I am, it probably wouldn't feel very nice. There's a lot more to you than just your face, and there are very few circumstances out there where it would be appropriate to judge people entirely on their appearance.

    IMO, the only time it makes sense is if you're actually trying to order people by physical attraction, like if you were trying to decide who to put on the cover of a new fashion magazine you're starting, or something. But how often is someone's appearance the only important thing about them? To look at a photograph of someone on the internet and go "I can reduce your entire personality and appearance down to a single number, and that number is FIVE" - or whatever number it is?

    I really, really don't like it, and I think we should all stop.

    End of ramble. Peace out. <3
    youre obviously unsatisfied with the poor ratings you receive.. I reckon youre about a 2 or 3
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    Couldn't agree with you more!
    its really wrong! I also hate when ppl find pics online and analyse it - which girl is hotter-etc.....
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    Your initial premise is wrong. When someone attaches a number on physical attraction they do it objectively to their own desires and not to society, so my 5 could be another persons 9.

    Also, i really don't see anything wrong with it. They're not shrinking a persons personality, or hobbies and interests, or partner suitability into one number. What they are doing is rating out of ten the physical attractiveness of the female whilst ignoring all other factors.

    Do i need to worry about the pornstars personality when im having a fap?
    Um, most people aren't pornstars...that's the point...rating random people you don't know based solely on their physical attractiveness is normally not okay. When deciding which bit of porn to **** to, sure, it's fine. When looking at people's Facebooks with your friends and going "yeah she's a 6 he's a 4 DAMN look at ASS she's a straight up 10" - it's not okay. Those people are not there for you to judge. It is not okay to continually be ranking, judging, rating, strangers based on VERY limited information.

    Imagine if you did this in real life, to someone's face. Would you tell a stranger you'd just met "you're a 4...sorry...I don't find you ****able...but hey we can still be friends!"? If you think that's appropriate, then you are a very strange person indeed.
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    Think everyone is being overly harsh to the OP.

    I'll give you a 6/10
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    judging from your profile pic i give you 5/10
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    You mean u want us to rate girls out of 20????

    Mind....blown
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    (Original post by bahjat93)
    You would be an 8 but your feminist attitudes make you a 3! :cool:
    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. :P I suck at sarcasm.

    Anyway, you're probably a feminist.
    http://www.areyouafeminist.com/

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    youre obviously unsatisfied with the poor ratings you receive.. I reckon youre about a 2 or 3
    Oooo, I hate it when people think like this. That the only reason you could think a system or convention is unfair is because it disadvantages you, as opposed to seeing the inherent injustice in the system/convention.

    When I'm not studying, I work as a model. I literally make a living being judged on my looks. And partially because being judged on my looks is a very important aspect of one part of my life, I'm come to realise how shallow and unfair that type of judgement is in other parts of my life.

    Anyway, this is me.

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    Lingerie shots - possibly NSFW.

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    I would hate it to find a bunch of people rating my looks out of 10 on some corner of the internet. Even if they happened to give me a high number, I am not a number, and nor is anyone else.
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    (Original post by miser)
    I would hate it to find a bunch of people rating my looks out of 10 on some corner of the internet. Even if they happened to give me a high number, I am not a number, and nor is anyone else.
    Pretty much.

    I tried to give you rep but apparently I've already given you too much rep. :P
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    Pretty much.

    I tried to give you rep but apparently I've already given you too much rep. :P
    Likewise.
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    3/10 would not bang. I'll continue to rate people out of 10, because I simply don't care
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. :P I suck at sarcasm.

    Anyway, you're probably a feminist.
    http://www.areyouafeminist.com/
    I agreed with your OP. Are you down on feminists for some reason? Shame, as the views you expressed are a pretty good expression of several feminist ideas. You can be a feminist and still be good looking!
 
 
 
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