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?