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The ugly truth: if society prizes beauty, are ugly people oppressed?

14 mins | May 12, 2018

Socrates was famously ugly yet managed to make reason so beautiful that handsome young men would fall hopelessly in love with him. At a time when social media reigns supreme and physical beauty is exalted above all, are ugly people unfairly oppressed or are they liberated to transcend beyond the physical? Jonny Thakkar, writing in Aeon magazine, unveils the ugly truth.

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