For some women it is almost 100% necessary to have a double-mastectomy because the chances of them getting breast cancer are so high (due to a gene that they carry) that it's almost guaranteed that they will get cancer and only a matter of time before they do. Those that carry the gene are more liable to getting aggressive (fast spreading) forms of cancer that almost 9 times out of 10 kill the individual that inhabits it.
Some women have mothers, aunts, grandmothers and great-grandmothers all which have died in their 40s-50s because they were carriers of this gene. The decision Angelina Jolie made is one that I assume was very difficult, but at the same time very sensible. I take my hat off to her - most high-profile celebrities would chose their careers and appearance over their health.
Well said. Except the last sentence which I bolded I don't agree with.
I heard about this today and was saddened. Christina Applegate had this done as well. I saw her speaking about it with tears rolling down her cheeks in a talkshow. Such a traumatic thing... Hard to imagine what they are going through. And they're both fairly young as well...
Angelina Jolie had both of her breasts removed fearing that she might have cancer in the future.
This news shows me that people go through tough times and that life is not easy. I may be complaining about my stupid acne and thinking that God has cursed me for good but when I see stories like these, I realize that each of us deals with his or her battle. Life is simply not easy... we just have to have courage to face it without fear.
Even though I have to admit that talking to you annoys me a bit I shall respond.
I didn't see Albert's post as "low humour" or ill-intentioned or misogynist even though I can understand how some people interpreted it as such. I just thought it was so over the top and absurd that it became funny, that's all.
oh yeah, i said that because well even to this day girls don't leave me alone about my skin always picking on me. i never say anything to them all girls do is size you up from head to toe, seriously though who needs em XD. women today only want two things either a rich guy or a handsome guy, or preferably both for them so yeah. i'm neither of those right now so i'll be a happy man when i get my android wife good riddance for the most part i'd say!
This reminds of this comedian who has this great bit about how some men scream "All women suck!" but he shows that what's at the heart of them saying that is pain which shows a deep love for women and a longing to be with them. Too bad it's in Dutch else I could have posted a link.
Hey since when is this thread about acne? I thought it was about dating and crushes? lol I'm just kidding again.
So I've found if I wash my face once a week, drying it out completely, then spending two days with a red, oily face, and then going back to just rinsing in the shower or not showering at all for the rest of the week, it works well. Those two days suck, but if I don't dry it out once a week I start breaking out.
Omg... That's a vicitm of modern society and it's unsophisticated "views" right there. She's been spoon fed this wrong idea of what and what is not beautiful and now she actually goes around thinking to herself "I'm ugly". And she says she's OK with it most of the time but it's probably so that if she had a button that would turn her face into one more like the one Naomi Watts or Nicole Kidman has she'd right away frantically press it multiple times just to be sure. But she doesn't have that button so now she's saying to people "It's OK to not be OK, folks. Believe me! I'm fine with the fact I'm ugly most of the time.". So incredibly sad.
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P.S. Do you think that this kind of acne (it's not everywhere on my face though), is too bad for, let's say, a date? >< I know it's a stupid and personal question, but I feel extremely embarrassed. It is too evident, to not make a note on it! I'm afraid it's a letdown as it looks so foul... It's onerously deterrent.
Sure, I'll date you.
No seriously, it's the age old story where of course people will respond with this: if someone doesn't want to date you because of that they themselves are the ones that aren't worth dating. It's true though. I met someone once who said that she preferred it if guys had dark hair and blue eyes. So e.g. blond hair is not necessarily a dealbreaker but you'd have to work harder to get her attention. Some people will tell you that because of your skin that has been affected by acne you have to work harder to get their attention. Like for instance you'd have to a GREAT PERSONALITY to (brace yourself) compensate...for your imperfect skin. Which when you think about it is kind of an offensive thing to say.
Priest: John, do you take Jessica to be your wife?
John: Yeah man.
Priest: Even despite her acne?
John: Oh sure. I mean I was disappointed at first but you know, she's just so bubbly... I mean if she had acne AND was boring it would have been a different story.
Anyway, don't worry so much about dating. I mean if a guy had acne like yours would you be less interested in dating him?
i did notice such conversations (not just here!) and yes,sometimes i do feel some people doesnt know what 'personality' stands for.
it's not just about being able to talk girls or act cool.
be a party-stopper or a centre of attraction.
now what mostly happens is the cheerful and suave guy who walks up to a kittie group and cracks the funniest joke becomes the centre of attraction.
but personally i dnt like such men.
personality for me is more about how the person thinks and may be how he expresses.he needn't be all funny all the time(infact,men to try to up the laughter quotient all the time irritates me!they sound like a stand-up comedian 24x7) but a warm smart and thoughtful(yes,intelligent!) talk will remain with me forever.
plus what matters the most is 'mentality'.
hardly anyone seems to talk abt that here or anywhere.
outward doesnt mean attractive or confident.
(i speak for myself..i have no idea what girls in general think is hot)
The thing that bothers me about these kinds of threads is that people often make out that the only way to 'compensate' for acne is to be confident, outgoing, extrovert, sociable, etc. etc. - especially if you're male. It's as if there's only one definition of a good personality.
But even if I'd never had acne I think I would still be naturally introverted and somewhat quiet.
Do people think you can still be attractive even if you're not the loud, outgoing guy?
I don't mean that I'm depressive, rude, unfriendly - I mean that I have, and would like to develop, more of a quiet confidence. I'm not a withdrawn loser - I've achieved a lot (a published writer who teaches and gives talk across the country).
I know that ultra-confident, dominant men will always get most of the female attention, but are there girls out there who'd be drawn to the more quiet (but kind and intelligent) type - even if he has a bit of acne? Or does acne mean that you have to try harder to be more outgoing?
It bothers me too.
It's offensive as Hell when someone discriminates based on "confidence". I've heard some people "explain themselves" though and it's not always an objectionable way of thinking that people have...but sometimes it is. It's just horrible to me. How some women look for "a confident guy" instead of having a dignified relationship with an idividual. For some people relationships really are a recreational sport and it's just wrong.
Priest: Sasha, do you take this confident guy to be your lawfully wedded husband?
Sasha: Oh yeah.
Priest: Confident guy, do you take Sasha to be your wedded wife?