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jwhop
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posted September 28, 2012 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study
Female Republican politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published Thursday based on facial features of US women lawmakers.

Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is a good example of the correlation, said the study by two Californian psychology graduates, which looked at features including cheek bones and fullness of lips.

Perhaps counter-intuitively, however, Republican male lawmakers tend to look less typically masculine than their Democratic counterparts, according to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) research.

The study, compiled by feeding portraits of 434 members of the House of Representatives into a computer modeling program, took no account of hairstyles, jewelry or makeup.

"Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat," said lead author Colleen Carpinella.

What's more, "the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker's voting record," she added of the study, to be published online in the peer-reviewed Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

"I suppose we could call it the 'Michele Bachmann effect,'" added Kerri Johnson, the study's senior author and an assistant professor of communication studies and psychology at UCLA.

The model compared faces based on more than 100 features, including the shape of the jaw, the location of eyebrows, the placement of cheek bones, the shape of eyes, the contour of the forehead and the fullness of the lips.

"We weren't looking at hairstyle, jewelry or whether a person was wearing make up or not," Carpinella said. "We wanted to get an objective measure of how masculine or feminine a face is."

For men, Republicans perhaps surprisingly are have less stereotypically masculine faces than Democrats.

But the researchers said they did not think this difference was particularly revealing.

"It may be unnecessary for Republican men to exhibit masculinity through their appearance," Carpinella said. "Their policy advocacy and leadership roles may already confer these characteristics on them."
http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/republican-women-more-feminine-than-democrats-study-6

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Ami Anne
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posted September 28, 2012 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fascinating Jwhop
Remember Rush's first book and he talks about "feminism" with respect to this. I don't feel like explaining it due to the backlash

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AcousticGod
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posted September 28, 2012 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or we could say that Republican men are also more feminine, right crying Boehner?

Who are the big names in the Republican Party?

Rush Limbaugh - Capricorn
George W. Bush - Cancer
Mitt Romney - Pisces
Bill Kristol - Capricorn
Karl Rove - Capricorn
Matt Drudge - Scorpio
Sean Hannity - Capricorn
John Boehner - Scorpio
John McCain - Virgo

Not selected as Presidential contender this time round:

Ron Paul - Leo
Newt Gingrich - Gemini
Rick Santorum - Taurus
Buddy Roemer - Libra
Rick Perry - Pisces
John Huntsman - Aries
Michele Bachman - Aries
Herman Cain - Sagittarius
Gary Johnson - Capricorn

The right likes femininity...even if their feminine-looking women are actually masculine Suns (Palin, Bachman, Ann Romney, Ann Coulter, etc.).

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posted September 28, 2012 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh goody, so if a woman wants to be STEREOTYPICALLY FEMININE, she should get with the republicans? good to know.

is this supposed to be a pat on the back for women who vote conservative? whoopi goldberg has full lips and great cheekbones...is she one of the models?

what hogwash.

please post the required attributes to be considered feminine - stereotypically.

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jwhop
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posted September 28, 2012 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Odd isn't it Ami how some people can read a story and not understand any of it.

Yeah, this study was about CONGRESSIONAL POLITICIANS. And, from what I've seen in Congress, this study tracks absolutely straight as it relates to women.

Of course, this was read right over.

"It may be unnecessary for Republican men to exhibit masculinity through their appearance," Carpinella said. "Their policy advocacy and leadership roles may already confer these characteristics on them."

Of course it's unnecessary for Republican men to convey masculinity through appearance. Masculinity is conveyed through ACTIONS.

Need I remind anyone it was the testosterone depleted demoscat men who repeatedly attempted to surrender Iraq to the terrorists?

Damned good thing this bunch of Metro-sexual, testosterone challenged demoscats weren't around in 1941 or they would have been begging the Little Corporal Hitler to let them surrender.

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posted September 29, 2012 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study
Female Republican politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published Thursday based on facial features of US women lawmakers.

Silly author, diversion tactics. Stick to the candidates gaffes & goofs.

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posted September 29, 2012 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Node     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow

This thread is in incredibly poor taste.
If anything shines a kleig light on JW's attitudes toward women, this does.

Do I lack humor? No
The OP (like Todd Akin)
believes this compost.

You remember Todd Akin?
The DB from Missouri heard criticizing opponent Claire McCaskill for not being ladylike??

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posted September 29, 2012 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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But the researchers said they did not think this difference was particularly revealing.

So what was the point of the study...... diversion and division.


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posted September 29, 2012 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The point is Republican woman are prettier

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posted September 29, 2012 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure, and that point is essential to the law making process and this needed election in particular

So, I ask, if Romney loses the Republican election, does that mean there were too few pretty women casting votes or too many homely ones ?

jwhop, a plus for providing comic relief.

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posted September 29, 2012 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thank you for explaining, ami.

however the point is ridiculous. and "prettier" is a matter of opinion!

and STEREOTYPICALLY FEMININE...what is that? since we have been offered bachmann as an example, i suspect "submission" to one's husband is part of the "femininity" even though women have ruled the world since...forever. and still do!

and adds to that that democrat men are low in testosterone...what a laugh. i guess when one has nothing on one's side they can always stoop to such rubbish...which can't be proven and has nothing to do with anything.

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