Mortal Kleavage [ COMIC ]

I have never understood people who have a problem with attractive people using their own looks to their advantage. It’s part of who they are and if they can use it to help themselves succeed, let them. It’s like making people with above average IQ’s to not use as much of their intelligence, because not everyone is as smart as them.


  • 21michael

    Think I recall a girl from the early part of the Dragon Ball series who did exactly that, in the first fighting tournament :)

  • Z2

    It’s because ‘attractiveness’ is not an objective asset nor one that can be used in a vacuum. Things like strength and intelligence can be used on the world at large, but attractiveness necessarily only works on other people. We frown on using looks to get ahead for the same reason we frown on using chicanery to get ahead: the assets are being utilized to manipulate other people into doing what they did not rationally and fairly wish to do. When people acquire most jobs through aesthetic appeal, it’s because they are abusing the employers’ lingering animal nature, often resulting in people with skills relevant to the JOB being forsaken.

    • Grecko

      Was going to say something like this. I think you hit the nail on the head; and you worded it much better than I could have.

    • Models and actors require having the “right look” to do land jobs. Do you really think that PewDiePie or Jenna Marble would be famous with their looks? Their videos are a combination of talent and looks.

      As far as being objective, anything that is artistic can not be objective either. So based off of what you said, we should not consider any of those an actual skill because it depends on the audience’s personal opinion.

      All I’m saying is that if it’s part of your arsenal, you shouldn’t feel bad if it can help.

      • Grecko

        I agree with you, but only insofar as when one’s ability to perform the job is affected by one’s attractiveness (like in your examples model and actor). As a side-note: modeling requires more skill than natural beauty i.e. Diandra Forrest.

  • strangelove_phd

    [insert reference to Orchid in Killer Instinct]

  • Triaxx2 .

    Some so expect those more intelligent to act less so. It’s known as tall poppy syndrome. Those who are better, and stand out tend to be purposely dragged down to match those that don’t.