repeal the 19th amendment! (redux)

at least for the coastal states. from the awesome epigone:

“[I]f only women voted: Obama wins reelection in an even more convincing fashion than was actually the case, trouncing Romney 347-185 (6 undetermined).”

previously: repeal the 19th amendment! and tweedle dee…

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the lady doth protest too much, methinks

here’s an interesting post from an anthro professor regarding a study done on ovulation in female humans and display (studied through shopping habits). the results of the study found that women bought sexier clothing when they were ovulating as opposed to when they were not.

however, there were some problems with the research. for one, as the anthro prof rightly points out, because of the way the researchers checked the hormone levels of the women in the study, they might have erroneously included some women who were not ovulating. oops. also, the study group was composed of, as per usual, western college students and they might not be 100% representative of all women on the planet.

however, as the anthro prof herself admitted:

“I have noticed more cycle-related variation in emotion [since she had a baby]. In particular, my patience and tolerance for rude behavior, and my tendency to cry sentimentally at even the lamest greeting card, skyrocket in my premenstrual phase. I already have low tolerance for rudeness, and I already cry easily. But something about progesterone decline — which is a normal process towards the end of ovulatory cycles — seems to make it harder for me to repress these behaviors in order to fit in culturally with those around me.

“I tell this to you to say, I don’t doubt that hormones, and hormonal variation through the cycle, plays some role in variation in female behavior and emotion.”

hormonal variation plays some role in female behavior and emotion?! gimme a break. hormonal variation plays a HUGE role in female behavior and emotion! not that there’s anything wrong with that. (~_^) that’s just how it works.

good lord. people really have to get over the notion that humans are “rational actors” and come to terms with the fact that we are just a bunch o’ animals like the rest of the creatures on this planet. we (some of us) do have some capacity for rational thought, but most people run around most of them time operating on automatic pilot. they just feel like they’re the ones making all the decisions. that, however, is (prolly) mostly an illusion.

also, the anthro prof seems kinda stuck on the idea that western women are “objectified.” i get the impression (maybe i’m wrong) that she doesn’t really like that idea, either. she suggests that western women buy more sexy clothes due to this objectification process. it’s something cultural, i guess. i dunno.

well, maybe. but plenty of women i have known like to be looked at and admired (by the right guys) — kinda. like. objects. and men apparently see scantily clad women as objects — in their brains, that is. not that there’s anything wrong with that! (~_^) and should we be surprised? a man sees a sexy woman and “thinks” (or reacts subconsciously) — “i’d like to get my hands on that|her!” so what? that doesn’t mean that all men always think of women as objects. just on one, very basic, biological level they do.

and, so, some women in the world behave accordingly. what’s the big deal?

these behaviors are just the surface expressions of the biological drives that work on us to get us to reproduce, that’s all.

p.s. – here’s some other research that found that women “dress to impress” when they’re ovulating.

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“a girl and her room”

via mefi, here’s a collection of photos of a bunch of flakey teenage girls (that’s redundant, i know) in their bedrooms. i dunno. you might enjoy looking at them (if you’re a guy), but wow — i don’t have ANYthing in common with ANY of them!

except for this girl. i found the one geek-girl for you. see what she’s reading? (~_^) (that she’s actually reading something sets her apart from all the other girls right there!)

see also @onestdv – Girls are Weird: Buying Stuff Edition

previously: pashtun guys dancing with swords

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repeal the 19th amendment!

at least for these chicks:

Perfect storm for GOP: Obama base stays home, white voters defect

“… Following patterns evident in Obama’s approval rating, the only segment of the white electorate that didn’t collapse for Democrats were college-educated white women. But even they tilted slightly toward the GOP….”


guess they’re still having those wet dreams.

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“you should be dancin’ yeah!”

now, i know the white boyz generally don’t like dancing, but if you should decide to bust some moves to impress the ladies, some advice: vary your moves and jiggle your right leg a lot. that’s what works according to the guys in the lab coats:

“The results, published in Biology Letters, were intriguing: the most attractive movements were those that had ‘variability and amplitude’ in the head, neck and trunk.

“Dr Neave explains that humans move in three planes. You can nod your head backwards and forwards, side to side or twist your neck to look over a shoulder. The women rated big movements in these three planes for both the head and the trunk as the most attractive. However, there was an additional factor, says Dr Neave. Headbanging (sorry, Motörhead fans) was simply not attractive: although it would show a large amplitude of movement in one plane it would not show the variability of movement that seems to appeal to women. Choreographers have told Dr Neave that movements in these three planes comes from strength and suppleness, so they would help to indicate a genetically fit male.

“One curiosity was that, statistically, the speed of movement of the right knee also appeared to be important in signalling dance quality. Dr Neave, however, believes this may simply result from 80% of men being right footed, and so tending to place more weight on their left foot in order to demonstrate leg-waggling prowess with the right one….”

or, just move like this (yowza!):