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Is lookism right?

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Started: 1/24/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Shalal

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It seems hard to imagine a society without lookism since, if you look closely, there is hardly an interpersonal sphere that is unaffected by valuation of the outer looks. It is a crazy fact that due to repletion, the "beautiful/ugly" pattern, which causes discrimination, represents a striking part of our lives we have become oblivious to, thus leading to a lack of sensitivity towards it. Reality is: lookism affects almost every sphere in this society.

You get flooded with lookism as soon as you switch on your TV, look at advertisements or surf the net. Be it the actors/actresses, newsreaders or music groups that have been chosen for their looks, or ads with their repetitive composition; in all these spheres the trait of "being beautiful" is used to boost the sales value of a product. By doing this most people are singled out by their outer appearance (this criteria may be considered variably but is always playing a decisive role) in order to satisfy the apparently big requirement for "beauty". Model casting shows declare bodies "beautiful" or "ugly" via scales and tape-measures and are accordingly successful even without attempting to give the logic of lookism a human coating and instead resign to obscure it.
judging by outer appearance and classifying individuals with the famous "first view" is something we are used to. Forming an opinion by the acquired beauty patterns (too fat, too thin, too tall, too small, face structure,...)is routine . We believe this is one of the reasons lookism has become "normality"
and i believe that it is completely wrong.
LatentDebater

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Although there are cases where lookism is wrong lookism can also be right.

Lookism: prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s appearance. http://oxforddictionaries.com...

I believe that without lookism in the modelling, porn and prostitution we'd be doing the industry a grave misconduct and if anything not going by lookism would largely be wrong to do and stupid as well since the industry would completely collapse.

Lookism is right when it is needed otherwise it isn't present and is irrelevant.
Debate Round No. 1
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LatentDebater

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Pathetic.
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