I have great sympathy for for the physically deformed. You rarely see them in public and whenever you do, they always try to run away from the hostile crowd.
Does a persons personality have anything to do with their appearance? Does physical appearance have anything to do with a persons behaviour or intellect? Do people who are physically good looking actually get away with fallacies than the ones who are not as good looking? As much as I hate generalising, I have been repeatedly forced to think in these directions. The argument that feminists often make with regards to the unrealistic standards of beauty set by society and how women are forced to pander to them and hence indulge in behaviour that they label ‘sexual objectification’ has always seemed to me extremely immature. Many feminists claim that it’s the patriarchy which forces women to indulge in skin show. Again I found this argument highly ridiculous however the question of whether our personalities are modelled based on how we are treated by other people which in turn is highly influenced by how attractive you seem to them, maybe just maybe a persons attractiveness might actually influence their personality to a certain extent. Does this mean that those who are physically attractive are at a higher social advantage and the ones who are not very attractive and are hence rendered less favourable by many have to suffer all their lives? Maybe not.
I stumbled upon an impressive quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, a refutal of Social Darwinism (power to the socially advantaged and oppressing the disadvantaged):
Every progress of the whole must be preceded by a partial weakening. The strongest natures retain the type, the weaker ones help to advance it. Something similar also happens in the individual. There is rarely a degeneration, a truncation, or even a vice or any physical or moral loss without an advantage somewhere else. In a warlike and restless clan, for example, the sicklier man may have occasion to be alone, and may therefore become quieter and wiser; the one-eyed man will have one eye the stronger; the blind man will see deeper inwardly, and certainly hear better.