They say love is blind, but we can’t deny that physical attraction plays a big role in relationships. And when it comes to dating and relationships, a lot of us have our types. Some ladies, for example, prefer muscular men who love to pump iron at the gym. But a recent study suggests muscular men make the worst boyfriends.
According to a study conducted by the University of Westminster in England, men who are more obsessed with bulking up are more likely to be sexist and to objectify women. Ladies, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Questionnaires were sent out to 327 heterosexual British men for the study.
The survey gauged how much the men wanted to be muscular and how they perceived women. Results showed that those who had more desire for a muscular body also had a higher chance of being more hostile toward women. They were also more likely to see women as objects.
Some of the sexist statements the men agreed with were: “I feel that many times women flirt with men just to tease them or hurt them,” and “Intoxication among women is worse than intoxication among men.”
The study suggests that men who value bulking up too much tend to hold on to old sexist beliefs, such as women belonging in the kitchen and men being the superior sex.
Study researcher Viren Swarmi told LiveScience:
“We have previously found that men who hold stronger oppressive beliefs are more likely to think that thinner women are attractive… We’re also arguing that those oppressive beliefs directed at women also have an impact on men’s own body images, specifically their drive for muscularity.
“We think men who hold oppressive beliefs about women and gender equality are also more likely to endorse traditional stereotypes of masculinity, which includes the muscular physique.”
The study also suggests that the way men are portrayed in mass media influence men’s attitudes.
“It seems likely that the mass media play a role in increasing levels of drive for muscularity we see in many contemporary societies, but we were interested in broader social influences. We’re arguing that patriarchal attitudes and beliefs also play a role.”
What do you think of this study? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments section!
35 Hilarious Doormats That’ll Give Your Guests a Good Laugh
You’re definitely gonna want one of these in your home.
Most people will agree that doormats don’t need to be special. They’re simply there to be used for wiping our feet on anyway. Interestingly, some would like to think otherwise. To them, it serves a whole new purpose considering it’s the first thing a visitor sees when he/she enters the house.
In today’s list, we’ll take a look at some of the most interesting doormats. Not only are they creative, they’re also quite hilarious. This compilation will certainly make you think twice about doormats.
Well, without further ado, here they are!...
Five Incredible Natural Phenomena That Are Harder To See Than A Total Eclipse
It’s an amazing world we live in.
Humans have come a long way in understanding the world around us, but there are still many great mysteries we have yet to uncover. Just recently, the whole world was in awe because of the total eclipse that was seen across the US.
While total eclipses are rare, there are some other natural phenomena that are not as easy to witness. They either happen once in a blue moon, need very specific circumstances, or require some traveling. If you've always been fascinated by the wonders of nature and the universe, check out our list below.
1. Ball Lightning
Rare Species of Monkey Rediscovered in Brazil After 80 Long Years
The fluffy monkey species was last seen alive in 1936.
A recent expedition in a remote watershed in the western Amazon led to the rediscovery of a species of monkey that was last seen alive 80 years ago. The bald-faced Vanzolini saki was first seen alive in 1936 along the Eiru River by Ecuadorian naturalist Alfonzo Olalla. That was the first and last known living evidence of the species - until today.
The three-month Houseboat Amazon expedition was the first survey of the primates and other mammals in the watershed in more than 60 years. Its main goal was to find the missing bald-faced Vanzolini saki, a large monkey with a long fluffy tail and golden fur on its arms and legs.
A survey in 1956 resulted in the collection of dead specimens, so this is the first time in 80 years that scientists saw proof that the Vanzolini saki is not extinct.
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