New study: women don’t like, also like being ogled

28 Jan

Here’s a bizarre new study:

Getting the once-over from a man causes women to score lower on a math test, a new study finds.

Despite this drop in performance, women were more motivated to interact with men who ogled them, perhaps because they were trying to boost their sense of belonging, psychologists report in the February issue of the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly.

“It creates this vicious cycle for women in which they’re underperforming in math or work domains, but they’re continuing to want to interact with the person who is making them underperform in the first place,” study researcher Sarah Gervais, a psychologist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, told LiveScience.

The study also found that being ogled had no such effect on men, because of course men don’t realize it’s “a compliment, god, chill out,” and couldn’t be bothered to fuck up a little on their math tests to show that they aren’t quite as smart as they look, don’t worry.

 

 

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