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Democratic congresswomen 'less feminine in appearance' than Republicans (No Kidding!)
The Register - UK ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lewis Page

Posted on 09/28/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMind

Time-rich psychologists in the USA say they have discovered that female Democratic politicians are significantly less feminine in appearance than Republican ones - so much so that it's often possible to tell which party a woman politico belongs to just by looking at her.

Official pic of US Rep Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann (Republican)

"I suppose we could call it the 'Michele Bachmann effect,'" says Kerri Johnson, assistant professor of communication studies and psychology at UCLA, who led the team producing this remarkable insight. Ms Bachmann is a Republican congresswoman whose features are rated as highly feminine.

According to a UCLA statement announcing the "research", actual computers and stuff were used to figure out how masculine or feminine someone's face is:

[The trick-cyclists] started the project by feeding portraits of 434 members of the 111th House of Representatives into a computer modeling program used by researchers in their field. Loaded with a database of hundreds of scans of faces of men and women, the FaceGen Modeler allows researchers to measure how much the details of any one face approach the average for either gender ...

Official pic of US Rep Rosa Delauro

Rosa Delauro (Democrat)

The faces of Republican women rated, on average, twice as sex-typical — or feminine — as those of Democratic women.

And a survey among undergraduate volunteers showed that you can actually tell what party a US lady politico is by gauging how feminine she appears:

In fact, the relationship is so strong that politically uninformed undergraduates were able to determine the political affiliation of the representatives with an overall accuracy rate that exceeded chance, and the accuracy of those predications increased in direct relation to the lawmaker's proximity to feminine norms.

"Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat, and the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker's voting record," adds Colleen M Carpinella, a UCLA graduate student in psychology.

We're told that feminine-featured Republican examples include Kay Granger (Texas), Cathy Rodgers McMorris (Washington) and Michele Bachmann (Minnesota). Comparatively masculine-looking Democrat congresswomen include Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (South Dakota), Rosa DeLauro (Connecticut) and Anna G Eshoo (California). The trick-cyclists' paper is to be published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Perhaps interestingly, Democrat congressmen also appeared more masculine than Republican ones.

"It may be unnecessary for Republican men to exhibit masculinity through their appearance," Carpinella commented. ®


TOPICS: Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: femininity; feminism; waronwomen; women

1 posted on 09/28/2012 8:18:20 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

While Dem congresswomen are less feminine than their conservative counterparts, this is more than made up for by the fact that Dem congressman are far more feminine than their conservative counterparts.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 8:21:00 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Really? No, really? Who knew?! Who suspected? Shocking! Shocking, I tell ya!


3 posted on 09/28/2012 8:23:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SampleMan

You got that right. The DemocRAT men faint a lot at Obama rallies too. And then there’s little Chrissy Matthews who puts the PMS in PMSNBC.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 8:23:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Vote early and vote often.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Holy .... !

5 posted on 09/28/2012 8:31:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Michele Bachmann is a babe and Rose DeLauro looks like Golum.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 8:35:03 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Steely Tom

Reminds me of George Jefferson’s British neighbor.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by 12Gauge687
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To: ConservativeMind

Liberal politicians look like dried up lizards, so in agreement with the general findings, but Michelle Bachmann does not look as feminine herself. Palin would be far more feminine representation than Palin.


8 posted on 09/28/2012 8:36:17 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Steely Tom

9 posted on 09/28/2012 8:41:27 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ConservativeMind
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10 posted on 09/28/2012 8:43:01 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: ConservativeMind

Please, please do not post any photo of Rosa DeLauro (Communist - CT) without first issuing a warning!


11 posted on 09/28/2012 8:51:02 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ConservativeMind

Now that is a genetic democrat if I’ve ever seen one.

It’s like she has STUPID tattooed right on her face.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 8:52:24 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Steely Tom

I’ve always thought Italian women were the most beautiful women in the world. Apparently, there are some exceptions.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 8:53:47 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: Raycpa
Image and video hosting by TinyPic LOL
14 posted on 09/28/2012 8:55:21 PM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: ConservativeMind

The Democrats DO have Barb Mikulski, we must admit. And if every woman came home with Napolitano haircuts, you couldn’t keep men away with sledge hammers. Bob


15 posted on 09/28/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: ConservativeMind

The Democrats DO have Barb Mikulski, we must admit. And if every woman came home with Napolitano haircuts, you couldn’t keep men away with sledge hammers. Bob


16 posted on 09/28/2012 8:59:14 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: ConservativeMind

Democrats are waging a Warts on Women!


17 posted on 09/28/2012 9:00:37 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: SampleMan

And why do manly women and womanly men prefer government which treats people most like children?

Yet the manly men and the womanly women prefer government that treats people most like adults.

It is a puzzle.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 9:05:16 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: alstewartfan

Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz definitely should be in the mix.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 9:18:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: The Fop
Unfortunately they don't all look like this:

May she RIP, btw.

20 posted on 09/28/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Republican women enjoy being women. We are content with who we are.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 9:21:10 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Raycpa
You're cruel! Rosa Delauro looks much beter from this angle.
22 posted on 09/28/2012 9:23:44 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: luvbach1

There are too many Democrat hotties to remember them all. Gimme a break! Don’t forget that while Janet Reno and Donna Shalala may be long in the tooth now, in their day they broke many a man’s heart. Or at least the hearts of women trying to look like men. Bob


23 posted on 09/28/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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To: ConservativeMind

It’s the difference in communism and a free society. Repressive societies seem to produce very weathered looking women. I don’t think I need to show leftists pictures to prove this.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 9:27:55 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: ConservativeMind

I was an election worker one time for a primary election. I played my own little mental game as people walked up to cast their votes. I’d guess whether they were going to vote in the Democrat primary or the Republican primary. I guessed correctly about 90% of the time.

The Republican voters were neat and orderly, they had their registration and ID ready without being asked and almost never complained about the process.

The Democrat voters were more sloppily dressed, did not form a straight line, had to be told to get out registration and ID, acted like they resented having to present them and some complained about the entire process, making comments about Diebold and fixed voting even though the machines were not from Diebold.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 9:33:08 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: ConservativeMind
With apologies to all the ladies in FR:

I've always thought that envy had a lot to do with the low ratings among women for Palin, Bachman, Coulter, Malkin, Ingram, Haley, Love, Martinez, Bondi, and even the various FOX faces.

Combining capable and female seems to irritate liberals.

26 posted on 09/28/2012 9:37:30 PM PDT by norton
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To: Steely Tom
she's still alive according to Wikipedia
27 posted on 09/28/2012 10:29:52 PM PDT by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Raycpa

Nimoy looks better.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 10:57:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: txroadhawg
she's still alive according to Wikipedia

Yeah I'm very pleased to know that I was taken in by a hoax. Simonetta Stefanelli lives!

29 posted on 09/29/2012 12:14:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: boop

Is that Maddow computer aged?


30 posted on 09/29/2012 2:25:06 AM PDT by relictele
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To: ConservativeMind

When I was in high school, the teacher in our English class asked who supported abortion and who was against abortion.

When the hands went up, I was blown away. I whispered to my neighbor the obvious - all the hot babes (including Joanne, the hottest) were pro-life, and all the ugly ones were pro-abortion. I remember one of the pro-abortion ‘girls’ seeing me whisper and being able to figure out what I said - she sneered.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 3:27:22 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Same with Leftie news commentators,talking heads and the likes.Either ugly or queer.


32 posted on 09/29/2012 4:31:44 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ConservativeMind
guess which party?
33 posted on 09/29/2012 9:53:23 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: alstewartfan
a real heartbreaker
34 posted on 09/29/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: ConservativeMind
Proving the truth once again of Limbaugh's Law: "Feminism was created to give unattractive women access to the mainstream of society."

If any of those Democratic women had been required to earn their offices on merit, they would have had to work much, much harder to acquire an actual skill set first. Bringing to the debate a kindergarten-level understanding of humanity and the world and bellowing like a moose about injustice, unlimited abortion, and spending more on schools wouldn't be enough to get them elected Chair of the local Oprah Winfrey book club. :)

35 posted on 09/29/2012 10:27:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ConservativeMind

The dems do have some fugly wimmins ...


36 posted on 09/29/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Be still my heart! *sigh* Bob


37 posted on 09/29/2012 11:58:33 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'm a graduate of rock&roll, Class of '58!" Al Stewart)
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