Remember Sir Mix-A-Lot's song, "I Like Big Butts?"
Well, no wonder! They indicate the intelligence of women. Ladies, have you heard the latest about the The brain/butt theory? A new study of 16,000 women and girls (in the November 11 Evolution and Human Behavior, titled, "Waist-hip ratio and cognitive ability: Is gluteofemoral fat a privileged store of neurodevelopmental resources?") reported that ladies with big butts are smarter. Furthermore, their kids are smarter, too. The authors are William D. Lassek, from the department of epidemiology at the U. of Pittsburgh, and Steven J.C. Gaulin, from the department of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here is the abstract:
Ladies, we are exonerated! We no longer have to feel irritated by our pear shaped bodies.
Question: If men prefer lower WHRs, who likes the higher ones (the runway models or the "Twiggy" types)? Since men prefer curves, is it women who prefer the pencil-thin model types? Or is it all a ruse?This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kalleh,
It's the designers and photographers who prefer the pencil-thin girls . . . those who usually aren't straight men.
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
I agree. Women with bodies that resemble those of teenage boys will be admired by men who like the looks of teenage boys. I very much prefer the looks of women who look like women!
I am not sure that's the whole story. That's such a small percentage of people in our society to be controlling fashion, female beauties, and the like. While it's part of the story, I suspect the reason is more complicated, though I am not sure what it is.
The study looks to be a candidate for the Ig Nobel Prize.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
Oh, that's hilarious, arnie. I loved this linguistics winner for 2007:
Though, I also liked the 2007 Literature winner:
But to those for whom fashion is an important item, the very small numbers who dictate fashion have massive influence. Just look how quickly colours change when the fashion industry dictates that a new colour is "in fashion".
It's all a massive con, of course - but it's a con that many people, of both sexes, fall for.
The title of the song in question is actually "Baby Got Back", which itself is interesting, since it isn't talking about her "back", it's talking about her "backside".
On the breast of a lady named Gail
Was tattooed the price of her tail,
And on her behind,
For the sake of the blind,
Was the same information ..... in Braille.
I recall that this lady called Gail
Was a hooker - her sex was for sale.
And I'm sorry to say
That because THEY would pay
Her customers sent HER to gaol.
See my posting today in another thread, on prostitution.
I'll buy the WHR as being so, but why do so many men find gobs of breast fat to be alluring? Women who have nothing more than mammary glands on their chests can lactate as well as the fat ones - or better!
Any idea, Kelleh-pygous?
Here's a short list of Garment Titles I dreamed up. Offered to the Fashion Industry free of charge ..
Blunderwear .... proper attire for those who commit gross errors
Thunderwear ..... Meteorologists' uniform
Plunderwear ..... for Pirates
Wonderwear ..... for those who have lost it
.... more ???
No, Jerry, Thunderwear is a garment that has an activated charcoal lining and noise-damping foam for those with a flatulence problem.
There used to be a children's "training pants" product called "Under-oos." When they leaked, it was "under-ooze."
When you break up with your partner who's been wearing your undergarments, it's Asunderwear.