Did you know there are Six SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN ways women can be more attractive to men? Would you be surprised that they’re all about looking slender and youthful and smiling a lot? I kind of gagged at the suggestion that they’re supposed to use less makeup, because the natural look is in, and they should wear bright red clothes.
The foundation of all this bullshit is the premise that when men look at women, they are always performing a “reproductive fitness assessment” — we’re simply on the lookout for women to bear our babies. Society is so simple! Instead of a complex culture with complex individuals filling multiple roles, men are just incredibly stupid sperm carriers who see women as perambulating wombs. If you accept that, then you can do simple-minded single-parameter experiments on human interactions and interpret everything in the light of the hip-to-waist ratio, and presto! By ignoring the majority of the data, you can elevate culturally dictated preferences to the level of ultimate biological truths!
I don’t know about you, but I interact with a lot of women in my classes — and I don’t think at all about having babies with any of them, nor do any of them consider me as a sperm donor. Same with my colleagues. Same with the people I meet on the street. And it’s the same with you. Sex is not the primary determinant of how we live our lives.
I should also mention that it was a real masterstroke to have a guy in the video deliver the instructions to women on how they could be more attractive.
Gah. Evolutionary psychology makes me so pissed off.