Tag Archives: dumb studies

Study: women still attracted to shameful assholes

25 May

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers just got a present for their “it was consensual sex, come on” defense.

From the American Psychological Association journal:

Women find happy men less sexually attractive than those with expressions that show pride or hint that they have done wrong and know it, according to Canadian researchers.

The researchers admit they are not sure why men and women reacted differently to smiles. In a man, a big smile may make him appear too feminine or more desperate for sex.

The study also adds fuel to the notion that women are attracted to bad boys.

Brooding douchebags filled with shame are irresistible to women, hello. Big angry naked man lunging for you? Masculine and definitely not desperate for sex. Can someone say expert testimony?

Dinner checks and sex math

23 Mar

Meanwhile as education costs rise, researchers are working ever harder to justify their paychecks. Just look at this new study from St. Andrew’s University: women plus dinner checks still equals whether or not you are getting laid tonight.

WOMEN are more likely to pay their way if a date is ugly, a study has found.

But good-looking women are most likely to sit back and let the male pay.


So, guys, if she doesn’t offer to split the check, you can pretty much assume she’s not bothered by being on the hook to you for some …favors, later on. Depends on how much cash you, ahem, blew. If she wants to go dutch, she’s buying back from you your right to expect sex. Or she’s just ugly and wants to apologize for taking up your time by compensating you with her part of the meal. Long story short: if she pay, no lay.

Why is this even a study? Everybody already knew this.


Empowerment is your condom against low self-esteem

7 Feb

The more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and exaggerated dieting. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa.

So says a new study from the Academy of “Facebook is ruining everyone’s lives” scholarship.

This is kind of a boring study actually that just announces all the well-trodden conclusions that go roughly like this: skinny people on the internets and teevee = eating disorders in young women.

What the hell, young women? You sound pretty fragile these days. Even looking at pictures of drunken parties posted to Facebook undermines your body image and self esteem. You need some empowerment.

Girls whose parents were involved in their media usage; who knew what they were viewing and reading and where they were surfing on the web; who watched, surfed or read along with them; and who conducted cooperative and critical discussions with their daughters about the content of their surfing habits, showed more personal empowerment, forming a protective shield against eating disorders.

So empowerment is a protective shield. Empowerment is like a condom preventing low self esteem. Empowerment is the great line of defense against that world out there assaulting young women. Parents, empower your daughters. Nothing else will protect your daughters from themselves.