man shopping: russ or betsy russ?

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further proof of the feminization of america?

according to an article entitled "How Women Pick Mates vs. Flings" over at yahoo, women judge potential mates by how masculine their features are. well, duh! what alexandre dumas shelled out the big bucks for that research?

what surprizes me most however (aside from the fact that the digitally altered photo at left just looks plain creepy and i cannot imagine anyone choosing him to father anything), is the finding that women [in this survey] felt more comfortable "settling down" with men with more feminine features. ewwwwww.

Overwhelmingly, participants said those with more masculine features were likely to be risky and competitive and also more apt to fight, challenge bosses, cheat on spouses and put less effort into parenting. Those with more feminine faces were seen as good parents and husbands, hard workers and emotionally supportive mates.

so what if a man is competitive? i don't understand why competition is viewed as a vice in this country. i want my man to be competitive, especially when it comes to caring for his cubs. so what if i have to suffer through countless challenges of various games i find mind-numbing? and, i really must confess that the idea of what might pass as an "emotionally supportive" man just gives me the icks.

the idea for this posting was lifted shamelessly from sonja at the kids are all right.


As I said, I always was a sucker for those square-jawed types.

Big eyes may show compassion, but I don't think of that as a feminine trait. Just a more compassionate one.

Could it be that the writers of the studied charactgerized traits without proper respect to masculine/feminie in order to skew the results?

Love the blog!

I'm a relative newlywed (about a year and a half), and my husband is very much a MAN'S man. He shoots, and hunts, and watches guy movies. I can't imagine wanting to marry a guy who was more of a girl than I am, but this is what I find in well-over half the people I meet! Guys are not encouraged to be MEN...they are encouraged to wuss out at every available opportunity. And women LIKE it! It's nuts!

ew. they made him look pervy.



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