19 November 2013

Stop Smacking Me Because I'm Beautiful

Women have to be mean to each other because they're in competition for the best guys.  It's science!

So, in this study about "female aggression," a bunch of people are recruited to talk about friendships on a college campus.  But really?  What happens is this young woman comes in and interrupts them, and the science part is what they say when she leaves.

When she's dressed like a normal person going to college class, no one really says much of anything.  BUT.  When she's overprimped, strumpet-y looking, and her boobies are about falling out of her top, people sorta say mean things about her after she leaves.  It's just plain old jealousy and can't have anything to do with her looking inappropriate or slutty.  Oh!  And it was aggressive of me to say that.

It is also aggressive of me to note that had this young woman dressed in a hoop skirt and button-up shoes instead of skankwear, that there would likely have been odd comments after she left the room as well.

6 comments:

  1. What I don't understand is in the animal world the male must be good looking and perform dances and other things to attract the female. In the human world the female goes to a lot of trouble to look good but the male doesn't worry at all are we doing iy wrong.
    Merle.................

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    1. Ohhhh I wonder what "dance" guys would use to attract us... ha ha!!

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  2. Yeah. This is one of the problems with science. Data is one thing. Interpretation is another. I think you're absolutely on to something in that modesty is socially defined and so people will naturally disparaged someone who does not dress appropriately.

    ~Luke

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    1. Now, if they tried this in a BAR during a Saturday night, it would be more statistically relevant. :)

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  3. My kid would wear the hoop skirt.

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    1. GOOD!! We need more interesting ladies in the world. :)

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