Monday, April 6, 2015

They Like Big Butts and They Cannot Lie

Scientist Continue Probing the Female Backside to Tell Us Why

Mens obsession with the female derrière' may be evolutionary, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin, research that dates men’s preference for curvy backsides to prehistoric times. According to the study, men prefer women with a 45.5-degree curve from their back to their rear ends. These curvaceous gals had an evolutionary advantage in that they appeared able to bear multiple children easily.  

Note: Militant Feminist should probably refrain from reading any further.

This graphic from the study explains it all:
 Co-author David Buss, psychology professor at UT-Austin:
“What’s fascinating about this research is that it is yet another scientific illustration of a close fit between a sex-differentiated feature of human morphology — in this case lumbar curvature — and an evolved standard of attractiveness. This adds to a growing body of evidence that beauty is not entirely arbitrary, or ‘in the eyes of the beholder’ as many in mainstream social science believed, but rather has a coherent adaptive logic.” 
Prehistoric women developed “wedging” in the third-to-last lumbar vertebra over great amounts of time, the study says. That shifted their centers over their hips.

This new research goes against previous reports that men prefer smaller waist-to-hip ratios. But then again, there’s also been recent research from Pittsburgh University that proves curvy women make smarter babies.

Is it just me, or do Scientists seem to spend a lot of time studying female behinds?