althouse blog in comments section
Cuteness is distinct from beauty, researchers say, emphasizing rounded over sculptured, soft over refined, clumsy over quick. Beauty attracts admiration and demands a pedestal; cuteness attracts affection and demands a lap.
Beauty is rare and brutal, despoiled by a single pimple.
Cuteness is commonplace and generous, content on occasion to cosegregate with homeliness.When do we want cuteness more than beauty?
Beauty's more serious and challenging. Cuteness is fun. Relaxing!
Yes, let's baby ourselves and love cuteness.