Friday, September 28, 2012

New UCLA study finds conservative women look more like women, liberal women look like men.

Ha! Everyone knew this already, but now there may be some science to back it up.

  Science Blog: Liberal females more butch than conservative counterparts

“Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat, and the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker’s voting record,” said lead author Colleen M. Carpinella, a UCLA graduate student in psychology.

The researchers also found the opposite to be true: Female politicians with less stereotypically feminine facial features were more likely to be Democrats, and the more liberal their voting record, the greater the distance the politician’s appearance strayed from stereotypical gender norms.
Also from article...
"In fact, the relationship is so strong that politically uninformed undergraduates were able to determine the political affiliation of the representatives with an overall accuracy rate that exceeded chance, and the accuracy of those predications increased in direct relation to the lawmaker’s proximity to feminine norms. "


Gorges Smythe said...

Not a hard choice!

Anonymous said...

Always pick brains over beauty

Hack said...

I'd rather pick a beauty without a brain than a brain that looks like a horse. That said, conservative women are the ones with the brains AND beauty. Liberal ones have neither, and view themselves as solely reproductive organs suppressed by the patriarchy. Sad.