According to a new study, ugly children aren't cared for with the same level of concern as attractive children.
From the NY Times:
When it came to buckling up, pretty and ugly children were treated in starkly different ways, with seat belt use increasing in direct proportion to attractiveness. When a woman was in charge, 4 percent of the homeliest children were strapped in compared with 13.3 percent of the most attractive children. The difference was even more acute when fathers led the shopping expedition - in those cases, none of the least attractive children were secured with seat belts, while 12.5 percent of the prettiest children were.
Homely children were also more often out of sight of their parents, and they were more often allowed to wander more than 10 feet away.
Hmmm...I guess that explains why I spent most of my youth handcuffed to the television set. I was a Q T Pie!
I love studies like this.