October 30, 2013
WE KEEP HEARING THAT MEN ARE PIGS, BUT NOW SCIENCE HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT WOMEN ARE PIGS, TOO:
After monitoring how the gazes of 29 women and 36 men from a large Midwestern university reacted to images of the same group of female models with various body shapes, scientists concluded that participants focused more on the female’s chests and figure when asked to evaluate their appearance than they did on the women’s facial features.
Unsurprisingly, women with narrow waists, full breasts and larger hips – the classic hourglass figure – were rated more favorably than their less voluptuous counterparts, even when men were asked to assess a woman’s personality (rather than attractiveness) based on her appearance in the photos.
But perhaps what’s most interesting is that women also tended to objectify other females in the same way that men did. They, too, spent more time focusing on figure than face.
Hmm. Men are wired to size up women as sex partners. Women are wired to size up women as competitors for men.