Join the club? This could get ugly…

March 25, 2007

sign.jpgSomething is getting lost in translation here.

One of our photographers took a bunch of pictures of the ‘Ugly Club’ in the town of Piobbico, Italy.

The club, with links to the town that go back to 1879, was re-launched 40 years ago as a marriage agency for the town’s single women who felt they couldn’t find husbands because they were ugly. This sign reads in Italian, “Ugliness is a virtue, beauty is slavery.”

Now, if these women are the town rejects, they need to hop on a bus to the next village, where they might find the world is a lot more hospitable.

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Giulia Chiuselli (C) poses with team mates of the ‘Ugly Club’ official volleyball team in the town of Piobbico, Italy March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca

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You should see their cheerleaders.

This story illustrates a huge difference between men and women. Men look at this story and think “Woah. They’re beautiful! They’re not ugly! I’d like to…” and a woman looks at this story and thinks “%$#& *&%##$ @#%$!& %#^$@#!!!!”

Posted by K | Report as abusive

It just goes to show, few people really like the way they look.

I would not mind a club like this in my area.

Posted by Ed | Report as abusive