"Playboy" unlikely to feature "The Girls of Afghanistan"

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Reuters, Aug 12

Afghan women top "ugly" vote

LONDON (Reuters) - As Afghan women tentatively lift their traditional veils after years of anonymity, their men need not fear the lusty gaze of the outside world -- at least not according to one of the world's largest men's magazines.

Afghan women topped an Internet poll released on Monday by FHM magazine to find the "world's ugliest girls", logging 28.5 percent of votes despite the fact that years of rule by the hardline Taliban has kept them all but invisible to outsiders.

In second place came the much more visible British female with 5.1 percent of votes, and close behind German women with 4.4 percent. Also in the Top 10 "ugly" league were women from the United States, China, Russia, Albania, Turkey, France and India -- all with less than five percent of the voting.

FHM said the poll was completed by 59,000 of its 300,000 website subscribers from all over the world. The site, www.fhm.com, is available in English, French, Dutch and German.

In other parts of the poll looking at sexual attractiveness and availability, girls from the United States came top in both categories with more than 15 percent, while Sweden came second and Italy third.

FHM's Gavin Matheson said he did not believe there was a contradiction in American women being rated within the Top 10 most ugly category while at the same time coming top of the most sexually attractive and available category.

"I'd say availability has a major influence on their attractiveness," Matheson said.

"That explains the position of British women, especially when they're on holiday," he added. British women were rated the fifth most sexually attractive despite coming second in the "ugly" stakes.

-- (checking @ under.the burqa), August 12, 2002


I am issuing a fatwah on this satanic publication. Our women are beautiful but their beauty must only be seen by their male masters.

All thanks to Allah the Beneficent.

-- (Mullah Omar @ Victoria's Secret.Kabul), August 12, 2002.

Just because they don't make themselves look superficial like Americans doesn't mean they're ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think most American women are ugly.

-- (typical disgusting @ american. egocentricity), August 12, 2002.

Dumbya made them that way Roloboy. Time for your medications and stop lust after Clinton's private parts. You really need to seek help. I am the cyber-doctor.

-- Rolo (is@dumbya's.brother), August 12, 2002.

Silly question: how do they "know" they are "ugly" if they can't see them? And, how is ugly defined? I would think that Afghan women have little joy in their life, and that is probably reflected in their faces, as with most women. Sounds a little too shallow to me- just my two cents. But as always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder as the saying goes!

-- Aunt Bee (Aunt__Bee@hotmail.com), August 12, 2002.

This is my first post to this important thread. I agree with AB.

-- (roland@hatemail.com), August 13, 2002.

That's all very well and good Roland, but the real challenge is to come up with the next word on the word association thread.

-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), August 13, 2002.

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