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Say What? The Brits Know the Truth About Beauty


“The English at heart know that beauty is a cheat; it is an unfair advantage, a distraction from the real qualities that you want in a girl: the ability to fry a breakfast with a hangover, have sex in the rain without complaining, flatten an intruder with a left hook, sink a pint, tell a joke, take a joke, be a brick, be a mate, be a mum."

— Reporting from the south of France, British columnist AA Gill explains that while French women might have the chic, unattainable beauty thing down, English women know that a free spirit is a beautiful thing, too. Perhaps the male writer's extensive musings on the differences between women is just another way to say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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zeze zeze 8 years
I never pegged the Brits as "free spirits"...I always thought of American girls being free spirited.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Man, I can sink a pint, cook with a hangover, flatten a guy with a left hook AND dish it out with the best of them. But according to my partner it's manly and unattractive. :(
LonelyShifter LonelyShifter 8 years
It's wrong to think that those are both mutually exclusive. One should definitely concentrate on inner beauty, but don't judge someone based on their looks, whether they're nice or not.
staple-salad staple-salad 8 years
I agree with the Brits on this one! Those are the important things.
gingirl gingirl 8 years
I like the way he puts that, because he is essentially saying that what is within a person is worth more than their outer beauty. I know my boyfriend would agree with quite a few of those!
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
Ok, what the heck is on that plate?? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I prefer people who are more beautiful on the inside.
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