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Friday, August 29, 2014

"Feminists are not just ugly, they're manly too!"

Chateau Heartiste isn't known for pulling punches. Although most wouldn't give voice to it, it's hard to argue with his observations about the results of a study measuring the testosterone levels of feminists vs. those of other women.


Steven said...

I find stuff like that a little bit satisfying for some reason.

John Craig said...

Steven --
I think we all do. At least those of us who aren't feminists.

Bob Wallace said...

About 10 years ago is when I started seeing women whose shoulders were wider than their hips.

John Craig said...

Bob --
There's a school of thought that some of the plastics we've released into the environment have both feminized men and masculinized women. I'm agnostic on that, but I certainly wouldn't rule it out.

I've also noticed that European women in general tend to be more feminine on average than the average white American women. Given that they're all mostly from the same stock, I wonder if there isn't something environmental involved.

jova said...

I think the lack of feminine women in America is partly cultural. We no longer have feminine role models, even our movie stars today lack the feminine charms of leading ladies from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

One reason feminists are less attractive is due to their heard mentality. Since once they become feminist they stop taking care of their looks. I was friends with a girl in College who was above average looking when she was 19 , but gradually let herself go as she became a radical feminist. The full process took about 5 years, by age 24 I would not have recognized this girl. She had gained 40 pounds, cut her pretty hair short and dressed in a masculine fashion.

John Craig said...

Jova --
I agree, today's female movie stars are more likely to be faux kickass babes (playing Lara Croft, Million Dollar Baby, Charlie's Angels, etc) then they are to be Audrey Hepburn-types.

But I think it goes beyond that. Male sperm counts are lower than they used to be, moons are more common, and you see more man-jawed women than in times past too. It does seem as if there's something in the water. I've heard that pesticides and herbicides -- as well as various chemicals from plastic containers -- all lower testosterone in men. And I wouldn't be surprised if they have some equivalent (and opposite) effect in women. (This is just speculation, I'm certainly no expert in the field.)

My guess is that your old friend became a lesbian, too. Among a wide swatch of the lesbian population, trying to improve one's looks almost seems to be considered immoral.

Glen Filthie said...

I might let that pass...but to me, at least - it seems that Euro men are far more pussified than American men.

And - as far as manly role models in Hollywood go...maybe4054

John Craig said...

Glen --
4054? You'll have to explain that one to me.

I know what you're saying about Euro men. But I think it varies by country. French men have long have that reputation, and Swedish men seemed to have voluntarily castrated themselves. I got the impression when I was in Spain that they are a wimpy lot too. But Eastern European men tend to be manlier, from what i've seen. Maybe it's because I follow sports and I've seen a lot of them in the Vitali Klitschko/Sergei Bubka/Cro Cop mold. But there seem to be a lot of Serbs and Croats who are just larger and more powerful physically as well. Varies by country, I guess.

Anonymous said...

oh please.. go and play with yourslf

John Craig said...

Anon --
Well….something tells meI wouldn't want to play with you.