Monday, May 09, 2005

Poor ugly children...

Now, this is just sad. A recent report on Netscape.com said that parents tend to treat ugly children worse than attractive ones.

In a study at a grocery store, 1.2 percent of unattractive children were buckled into shopping carts. The same study revealed that 13.3 percent of attractive children were buckled in...

Mothers buckled in 4 percent of the unattractive children; dad's did not buckle one ugly child in.

Less attractive children were allowed to wander further away than the pretty ones. And good-looking little boys kept closer to their parents than pretty little girls... The reason for this: "the girls may be thought of as more competent and more independent than boys of the same age". Big surprise there; this never changes as children grow up ;)

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