There’s this running joke on the internet about an acne-scarred C.H.U.D. (or Butthurt Dweller) finding fault with any and all images of women in order to alleviate the self-hatred and loneliness that goes along with being a neckbearded netizen — “I can’t find a decent woman, not because I’m just awful in every way, but because all the women in my town have such big foreheads and stubby toes. Disgusting!”
This mindset has borne a new meme, “2/10 Would Not Bang,” in which 4chan users post images of flawless women and compete against each other to find fault in increasingly creative ways, and then dismiss them with the Comic Book Guy-channeling verdict: 2/10, Would Not Bang.
At first glance it appears to be a horrific example of the male gaze taken to the extreme of modernity, in which men now have access to an endless cornucopia of female perfection from which to pluck their favorites and cast off thousands of otherwise gorgeous women into the abyss of indifference, or worse, repulsion.
And then you realize, nope! Just clever satire of all that.
Discussion question: If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be, besides the obvious?