>>90866>they don't see unattractive women as human beings
I may be giving them too much leeway by saying this, but I think it's closer to say they view unattractive women as some sexless, neutral being, unless they are on a universal level of repulsive, to which men will respond much worse than the average woman. Instead, I've found many men will not view attractive women as real people they can form connections with, in some extension of the Madonna/Whore complex.
My friends were mostly moids a few years ago, and I was very (traditionally) unattractive: bad hygiene, borderline obese, didn't care about fashion etc. I knew they were never attracted to me because they were always dating other women, we've slept in the same room/bed with no tension, and they routinely told me about the women they found attractive. They never spoke about what personality traits they liked in these women, just looks. They all jumped from woman to woman constantly, and rarely seemed to form a deeper connection with them (unless the woman cheated first, then they were obsessed). If a woman slept with one or more of them, they were called a slut and shamed for it, and looking back I'm upset I didn't call out this behavior. On the flip side, they would do nice things like offer me their coat, pay for things sometimes, lend me books or homework, walk me home if it was late, go out of their way to hang out, and importantly: express their appreciation that they had a friend who is a girl they felt like they really could talk to. I would talk about anything with them, from politics to tv shows for hours on end, and they would occasionally say I was one of the few women in our social circles they respected (which again, looking back disgusts me).
This is all to say that despite seemingly idolizing attractive women, they rarely actually treat them as equals (big surprise!) or actual people. To them, you can either be fuckable, or you can have a brain and be a person. Unattractive women (within certain bounds), exist as neutral, non-threatening entities they can use as therapists, or they just view them as something closer to men; they would often say they 'forgot I was a girl' when discussing sexual topics in front of me after I expressed disgust.
A while back, I saw them again after a few years of no contact. I look different enough that some people don't recognize me. I'm not sure if it's the years apart, or my theory on this, but all except one or two felt much colder than they used to. Food for thought, I guess.