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Women with more feminine features tend to win elections, Dartmouth study finds
Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2014 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 05/17/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT by kingattax

Predicting election results can be a tricky business. But according to a new study by Dartmouth College, you can often guess whether a female candidate will win an election by quickly looking at her face.

"Female politicians with more feminine features tend to win elections, while those with more masculine features tend to lose," the authors of the study, published Thursday in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, write. "Whether a female politician was going to win or lose an election could be predicted within just 380 milliseconds after participants were exposed to her face."

Voters, the study found, prefer female politicians with feminine features. "These effects were independent of other social dimensions previously implicated in political decision making, such as competence, attractiveness, and familiarity," the study said.

The authors used traditional definitions of facial cues: "Larger eyes and rounded features convey femininity whereas lateral bone growth and prominent upper brows signal masculinity."

To conduct the study, researchers relied on Senate and gubernatorial election results between 1998 and 2010. The study's 300 participants were shown candidate's faces and asked to identify them as male or female. Using computer mouse tracking technology, hesitation and uncertainty was graphed, and later compared with the real election results.

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great work there, Dartmouth. *cough* *gag*
1 posted on 05/17/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT by kingattax
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2 posted on 05/17/2014 3:58:46 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: kingattax

Is that Joe Paterno, next to Denise Wasserman?


3 posted on 05/17/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wonkowasright

If only this was true.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 4:00:07 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav

If only men with more masculine features would win more elections.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 4:00:51 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: wonkowasright
we can't leave out linda !
6 posted on 05/17/2014 4:01:19 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Good news for Clay Aiken as well.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 4:02:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kingattax

umm, who is the third one from the left?


8 posted on 05/17/2014 4:03:03 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kingattax

Uh, who is this repulsive-looking creature?


9 posted on 05/17/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Aria

babs boxer


10 posted on 05/17/2014 4:03:54 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

They didn’t mention the fact that this was a study of liberals.

By definition, conservatives vote based on a person’s policy positions.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 4:07:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: kingattax

boy, does she ever look OLD!

Never figured out why Patty Murray didn’t fix her teeth. YUCK!


12 posted on 05/17/2014 4:08:32 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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are you kidding ? murray’s smile is her BEST feature !


13 posted on 05/17/2014 4:10:00 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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GREAT illustrations!


14 posted on 05/17/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

I didn’t know Hooters gals were Republicans! They Must be!


15 posted on 05/17/2014 4:11:16 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

great group of honeys eh ?


16 posted on 05/17/2014 4:11:45 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Quick—someone post the conservative cuties, or I will need eye bleach!


17 posted on 05/17/2014 4:13:35 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: kingattax

Maybe they looked (a little) better when they first went into office.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: kingattax

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley) for President.

The GOPs new front runner!!


19 posted on 05/17/2014 4:15:39 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: exit82
sorry, should have done this originally
20 posted on 05/17/2014 4:15:44 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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21 posted on 05/17/2014 4:16:28 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kingattax

Ahhhhhh(putting bottle of eye bleach away)—thanks much!


22 posted on 05/17/2014 4:17:14 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: kingattax

Doesn't this dude sing for Jane's Addiction?

23 posted on 05/17/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: exit82

lol....youre welcome


24 posted on 05/17/2014 4:18:00 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

These broads are why there is a demorat party.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 4:18:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: kingattax

This survey bodes well for Terri Lynn Land, Monica Wehby and Joni Ernst. As far as all those hags you guys a re showing they tend to be lesser offices in one party Dem areas. They look like the typical mother of the typical Dem.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 4:20:51 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Aria

Congressperson from Connecticut. Can’t recall her name, but she lost a beauty contest to a mud fence.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 4:22:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dfwgator

LOL


28 posted on 05/17/2014 4:23:40 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: exit82


29 posted on 05/17/2014 4:24:04 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Vigilanteman

rosa delauro. she also ran a close second to homemade soap one time.


30 posted on 05/17/2014 4:26:13 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

http://photobucket.com/images/sarah%20palin?page=1

Sarah Palin had better run.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 4:27:31 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: kingattax

32 posted on 05/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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33 posted on 05/17/2014 4:31:44 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: kingattax
I wonder if high cheekbones count?


34 posted on 05/17/2014 4:33:18 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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35 posted on 05/17/2014 4:33:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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As far as all those hags you guys a re showing they tend to be lesser offices in one party Dem areas.

Arizona elected Nappy for governor, so there your exception.

36 posted on 05/17/2014 4:37:17 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: kingattax

We needn’t worry about PIAPS then.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 4:38:42 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thought there were two “men” in the picture.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 4:43:45 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: kingattax

As Rush said, “The feminist movement was created to allow ugly women access to the mainstream of society.”


39 posted on 05/17/2014 4:45:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: RightGeek

Ug.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 4:47:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

you could put up posters of that group all over the worst inner city government housing projects and never see another cockroach or rat.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 4:50:14 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Drew68

“She” does look like Perry Farrell.


42 posted on 05/17/2014 4:54:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Chode

You just became my favorite freeper! Thanks!


43 posted on 05/17/2014 4:58:35 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: kingattax

Strike pro-abort, homo-marriage supporting Laura Bush off that list of conservative women.


44 posted on 05/17/2014 5:16:53 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: kingattax

Laura Bush isn’t conservative.


45 posted on 05/17/2014 5:25:48 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Your pictures would have been more shocking if you hadn’t chosen the best shot for each example.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 5:27:11 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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"Women with more feminine features
tend to win elections"




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47 posted on 05/17/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ThunderSleeps
well you're easy to please... 8^)
48 posted on 05/17/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kingattax

Ok what is up with Keith Richards. I don’t recall him running for office. I suppose I need to keep up with news. The last time I heard about Keith is when he fell off a Palm Tree.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 5:44:10 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Chode

Ann Barnhardt
50 posted on 05/17/2014 6:03:44 PM PDT by Myrddin
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