There is nothing more dangerous than those who are considered an expert or immensely educated in a field and they use that knowledge for pernicious, but cloaked motives against those they are educating. Not to mean that the article printed in yesterday’s Psychology Today was educational, but it was definitely printed with the intention to enlighten or confirm the backward ideologies of those in our society who are easily led.
Those of us who think for ourselves were outraged by the direct disrespect to African American women by an article that would even dare to be entitled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women? Why black women, but not black men?” To make it plain, IS THIS FOOL SERIOUS?
The fool being Satoshi Kanazawa, who was once referred to by evolutionary biologist P.Z. Myers as,”the great idiot of social science.” His “research” is riddled with divisive rhetoric that has no place in science or psychology. His long list of titles: evolutionary psychologist, Reader in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at University College London, and in the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London might lead one to believe that he might write something smart…NOT!
This invalid piece of work has an imaginary control group that would lead someone to believe through the scientific wording that there was a remnant of substance to be gleaned from it. Again…NOT! The results of these mysterious “Add Health” participants continued to put black women last in attractiveness. But the funniest component, and what has to be the only accurate part of the report, is the graph that represents the “Mean self-perceived attractiveness.”
The Mean self-perceived attractiveness repeatedly exhibited BLACK LOVE. WE LOVE OURSELVES Y’ALL! The report states:
“It is very interesting to note that, even though black women are objectively less physically attractive than other women, black women (and men) subjectively consider themselves to be far more physically attractive than others.”
Now the lowest blow he attempted to slide in was:
“For example, because they have existed much longer in human evolutionary history, Africans have more mutations in their genomes than other races. And the mutation loads significantly decrease physical attractiveness (because physical attractiveness is a measure of genetic and developmental health). But since both black women and black men have higher mutation loads, it cannot explain why only black women are less physically attractive, while black men are, if anything, more attractive.
The only thing I can think of that might potentially explain the lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women is testosterone. Africans on average have higher levels of testosterone than other races, and testosterone, being an androgen (male hormone), affects the physical attractiveness of men and women differently.”
Okay! First he tries to con us with the “they have existed much longer in human evolutionary history” thing. He is trying to compliment us with the proven information that we are the first being on this planet. But then, he immediately follows with black women aren’t as attractive because they have high levels of the male hormone, testosterone, coursing through their veins and black people have mutated so many times over the course of history that there is no question that our genes, especially black women’s, are inferior in aesthetics.
Wow! You know it’s coming…C’MON SON!!! The reality is that he is an Asian self-proclaimed scientist that feels inferior in his skin. He has probably never seen a black woman that looked at him twice. Do you think he’s ever “broke it down” on the dance floor and had one black woman want to share her moves? Hell naw! Let’s be real about it, right now! He’s been stuck in his “laboratory” churning out bull for years. Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot to share that bit of information with you. His bibliography reads like a lecture to the Aryan nation. Some of the titles are:
“Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent.”
“The Evolutionary Psychological Imagination: Why You Can’t Get a Date on a Saturday Night and Why Most Suicide Bombers Are Muslim.”
“The Myth of Racial Discrimination in Pay in the United States.”
If you want to waste a full 60-90 seconds of your life reading this bull, one blog captured the study and re-posted it after Psychology Today expediently took it down. You can find it here. But if you want to read a profound study on the accurate version of the African American woman, specifically her “booty”, and how it has changed the world, read the words of a real expert, Myra Mendible. I reported on her article, “Big Booty Beauty and the New Sexual Aesthetic” two years ago. She’s the chairwoman of the Literature and Languages Department at Florida Gulf Coast University. Enjoy it here.
Shame on you Psychology Today! You have lost all credibility with this article.