Mr. Macho not a keeper, study shows
What women really want is a man with full lips and
feminine features, according to a British study
In this 2006 file photo provided by NBC's
'Saturday Night Live' Antonio Banderas, tired of being called a
macho man, 'shocks the world' to reveal that he is a woman. 'As
a man I was living a lie. As a woman, I am less attractive' he
August 7, 2007 at 7:38 PM EDT
LONDON — Forget the square
jaw, rugged complexion and tough-guy macho attitude -- what
women really want is a man with full lips and feminine features,
according to a British study published on Wednesday.
findings add to previous research about masculinity and offer
further insight into what people look for in others when
choosing potential partners, said evolutionary psychologist
Lynda Boothroyd, who led the study.
"What I've shown is that when people look at masculine faces
they see them as being associated with dominance -- which is a
good thing in evolution but less good as a long-term partner,"
she said in a telephone interview.
In the study, published in the journal Personality and
Individual Differences, the researchers asked more than 400
British men and women to judge digitally altered pictures of
male faces made to look more masculine or feminine.
The participants were then asked to predict personality traits
such as dominance, ambition, wealth and whether a person would
be faithful or make a good parent, said Dr. Boothroyd, a
researcher at Durham University.
But it wasn't the macho men
who came out ahead. The study showed these masculine types with
larger noses, smaller eyes and thicker eyebrows were viewed as
less faithful and worse parents.
Instead it was the "feminine" faces with wide eyes, finer
features and thinner, more curved eyebrows that were chosen as
the best potential long-term mates, Dr. Boothroyd said.
And faces that also appeared healthier -- like those with
better complexion -- were also seen as more desirable in all
personality traits. This helps to counter claims that
masculinity is best viewed as an indicator of genetic fitness
and immunity to disease, Dr. Boothroyd said.
"Here what I'm showing is healthiness is really positive and
masculinity isn't," Dr. Boothroyd said. "We shouldn't be
thinking about masculinity in terms of health, which is a
totally different thing in women's minds, but in terms of social
Our comment in the Globe and Mail
Its all part of male apartheid - Extreme Feminists paint men as
violent, dangerous who know nothing about parenting and therefore any male
should not have contact with a child after separation.
Take Karla Homolka, even the crown could not bring themselves to see her
other than a victim. After her release from jail, she had conditions for One
Year. The crown failed to get another Section 810, you see, she coincidently
became a mother.
Ontario judges hand out restraining orders like confetti, granting almost any
crazy woman's crazy request all because "he's a man" and not a shred of evidence
of any violence, you see, Ontario men are guilty of the horrible offence of
being born with testicles.
One judge with some huge cojones is Justice Denis Power of Ottawa, you see,
he issued a restraining order banishing a father from Kingston simply because he
did not like another judges order or an expedited trial of custody in Kingston.
He also hit the father with over $6,000 in costs for, a judge making an order
without any request by the father for such an order.
That order remains in effect PERMANENTLY resulting in Permanent injustice.
Unfortunately, Justice Denis Power is likely to be on the bench till his 70's
and will continue to leave a trail of destruction all in the form of Ontario's
unofficial policy of Gender Apartheid.