Studies showing men prefer slim women are “triggering,” “dangerous,” “pointless,” “irresponsible” and don’t “need to exist,” according to Allure magazine.
Writer Rosemary Donahue writes in Allure, “This Study About Which Types of Women’s Bodies Men Prefer Is Pointless and Irresponsible”:
A study that didn’t need to exist in the first place had results that will surprise no one, because that’s the way things work these days. The study, published in PeerJ and titled “The relationship of female physical attractiveness to body fatness,” aimed to examine exactly what the title suggests — how physically attractive women are to men (because heteronormativity) based on their “body fatness.” The abstract to the study itself holds some real gems about the relationship between health and aesthetic, like this funny little quote, “Aspects of the female body may be attractive because they signal evolutionary fitness. Greater body fatness might reflect greater potential to survive famines, but individuals carrying larger fat stores may have poor health and lower fertility in non-famine conditions.” That sounds less like something out of a scientific paper than something someone’s insensitive grandmother would tell them, if she were strangely into Darwinism.
The study was done in 2015 and around half of the scientists who worked on it were women.
We can be sure their intentions were not to help women find mates and get in shape, instead they were clearly motivated by a desire to hurt obese women’s feelings.
Red Online wrote about the study, and the article headline was provocative if not triggering. It reads, “‘Men Still Prefer Women To Be Young And Skinny’, Says New Study” noting that this preference has existed for a while and the study wasn’t of urgent need — but since it’s been done,let’s dissect the study and the article.