Skip to comments.Survey Says GOP Women Are Prettier
Posted on 10/07/2012 3:38:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Theyre calling it the Michele Bachmann effect. And no, its not the Minnesota congresswomans crusade to ban falafel from public schools. It refers to the relationship between a womans politics and her face.
Allison Yarrow hit the Highline to see if people could tell a difference between Democratic and Republican female politicians.
Women politicians with stereotypical feminine facial features are more often Republicans, found researchers at UCLA]. And the more feminine their features, the more conservative their voting records. They also found the reversethat women with more masculine facial features tended to be Democrats. Less gender-typical visages tracked with more liberal voting records. The correlation between face and party ideology was stronger for Republican women politicians than Democrats.
Psychology Professor Kerri Johnson and graduate student Colleen Carpinella applied computer modeling to pictures of the entire 111th U.S. Congress to determine which facial features and the spacing between them connote a more masculine or more feminine face. They then asked college students to look at the 434 portraits and guess which women belonged to each partyand they pegged Republican women correctly 98 percent of the time. Johnson and Carpinella posit that the reason for these facial correlations in women politicians stem from perceived gender roles entrenched in each partys DNA.
"The Democratic Party is associated with social liberal policies that aim to diminish gender disparities, whereas the Republican Party is associated with socially conservative policy issues that tend to bolster traditional sex roles," Johnson said in a UCLA release.
The trend did not apply to male politicians in the same way. Male Republican faces scored less masculine than Democrats, but the researchers found this less interesting than the data about women because they said male politicians are less likely to exhibit masculinity through their appearance than through their actions.
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We knew this already.
I think all Freepers would agree with that! Thanks!
I think GOP women are prettier because they have more open, non-angry faces. Whatever your natural gifts are, wearing an ugly Dem face doesn’t help!
A lot of one’s appearance has to do with attitude.
I think this is true, although I have always thought it was conservative women are prettier than liberal women.
survey says republican women are prettier?
that is just because they don’t have hairy legs
Yes, and not only prettier, they have nicer personalities too. This is certainly true in my family. It also seems to hold for women in politics, women pundits, women in the Press, women on The View, women actors in Hollywood, etc.
Rush, as usual, is right:
“Feminism is about victimization. Dont forget Undeniable Truth of Life Number 24. Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.”
There is a WORLD of difference between “feminine” and “feminism”!
BTW, there are many women who are not “photogenic” but are kind and feminine and altogether lovely!
I don’t think this has ever been in question!
A liberals attitude makes their face look mean.
It isn’t even close. However, they aren’t only better looking, they are a hell of a lot smarter too. GOP guys get a twofer!
WRONG! It’s like this: Conservative women are prettier than lib women.
I’ve seen some female RINOs who are as ugly as Betty Friedan and Hillary.
“The Democratic Party is associated with social liberal policies that aim to diminish gender disparities,” and in the process removing any priority on personal grooming.
I was running errands on Friday. I saw two cars with Obama stickers (one of them was covered with leftwing stickers, including the “Co-exist” one). One was driven by a man; he was wimpy and feminine looking. The other was driven by a woman, who was, predictably, ugly.
Later on I saw an SUV with a Romney/Ryan sticker. As I passed, I gave the driver a thumbs up. She was a pretty female.
still waiting on more pics
just noticed the names too. more traditional?
With respect to women, it appears that hate, envy and jealousy age them a lot quicker than other women who do not harbor those self-destructive attributes.