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Posted on Aug 31, 2009
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Here’s an oddball out of the empire: A new British study suggests that a girl’s “visual diet” affects attraction. Girls who attended same-sex schools were found to prefer more-feminine men. (For boys in all-male schools, there was little or no indication they preferred more-masculine girls.) Maybe it’s a British thing? 

Or a teenage girl thing?  —PS

BBC:

Girls who attend single-sex schools are more attracted to feminine looking boys, researchers have claimed.

The St Andrews University-led study suggested a girls-only education could have a “significant impact” on what the youngsters found attractive.

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By What the hell, May 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm Link to this comment
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Stereo types! LAME! Gay!

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By christian96, February 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm Link to this comment

In the mid-1970’s I taught Educational Psychology
at a university in Southwestern Virginia which at
one time was restricted to only females.  When I
was there it had become somewhat co-ed but was still
predominantly females.  It was about 10 miles from
a well known engineering university which years ago
was restricted to males.  When the males made the
10 mile trip to date a young lady they had to complete a written request and then be interviewed
by the dormitory mother to expain their intentions
for taking the young lady off campus.  The males
had to expose where they were going and when they
would have the young lady back to her dorm.  Do
you think there was any lying going on?  Wonder how
university students today would handle such a system?
When I was there I became friends with quite a few
lesbians.  They preferred beautiful petite sexual
partners.  We had something in common.  I also
preferred beautiful petite sexual women.  When I
first obtained the position I thought, “Wow! Can you
imagine spending each day with mostly women?”  A big
suprise awaited me.  Lesbians can be more vicious
and protective of their partners than men. Several
times friends informed me of the lies spreading the
campus about me.  At faculty meetings if the Dean of
the Department wanted to make a comment he would ask
me to temporarily take over as Dean.  Well, people
especially men would about fall out of their chairs
when that would happen.  They wanted to be the future
Dean.  My student friends would tell me that some
of the faculty was calling students into their offices and asking about my sexual behavior around
the campus.  I finally gave them a reason to get
rid of me.  On November 4, 1976 an article in the
university newspaper announced I would be appearing
on a local talk show in Lynchburg, Virginia to discuss why wealthy people neglect poor people.
I know it broke his heart but the next day the Dean
called me into his office and informed me my contract
would not be renewed the following school year.  On
November 7, 1976, my parents 38th wedding anniversary, I appeared on “Viewpoint” to discuss
with a black host why wealthy people neglect poor
people.  I lost my job.  The black host lost his
TV show.  Those bluebloods in Southwestern Virginia
can be nasty at times.  I basically enjoyed my two
years teaching there.  The area was and still is
absolutely gorgeous.  I met people I loved who will
remain in my memory until I die.  So much for “free
speech” in America.

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By Robert, February 8, 2010 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
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I don’t see anything wrong with all girls schools accepting into their campuses feminine boys.  Girls are generally more accepting of people then males. If the schools require that the girls wear dresses, jumpers or skirts, then the school should require that their male populace do the same. The dress code should be exactly the same for either gender.  If the boy refuses then he has other ulterior motives. There are boys who apply to girls schools under the assumption that the schools will make allowances for them being boys, this should not be tolerated.  There must be a full understanding between the parents and the schools of what is expected, the required uniforms, their behavior, etc, etc..
Most boys finding out this information would immediately retreat from their positions.

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By KDelphi, September 3, 2009 at 7:24 pm Link to this comment

christian96—I think that you have something there.

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By Outraged, September 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm Link to this comment

Quote:  “Dr Tamsin Saxton, who led the study, said: “Interestingly, the weakest effect of ‘visual diet’ was in relation to boys’ judgments of girls’ faces.

“This might be because femininity is such an over-riding cue to female facial attractiveness, or perhaps because even at a single-sex school, boys see more female faces around them, in their teachers and so on.”

Sure…... or it “might be” because “Montana sheep are not called whores for nothing”, like I’ve said before.  Let’s face it, with a little imagination and a couple of brewskis’, sheep are “kinda” like women.  And what of the “strange” attraction for old rich men and their “visual diet” for 28 yr. old women with big bazooms?  These are the real questions…..

While, ”“Interestingly, the weakest effect of ‘visual diet’ was in relation to boys’ judgments of girls’ faces.”  Could it be because “interestingly”.... so often it’s the very last place they look?  “Femininity”....(lol), is that what we’re calling it now?

And here us women thought there were simply ass-men and boob-men.  But what do women know?  I mean we’re only women after all….. and you know how women are….

As far as the girls go, don’t most “girls” kinda think feminine featured boys “are cute”..... and then later most of ‘em, don’t.  The boy’s well…. yeah, I think the article did somewhat give a hint to their “behavior”, and their “behavior” doesn’t change much even as they age.  Same ol’, same ol’.

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By cognitis1, September 1, 2009 at 8:22 am Link to this comment

“Social scientists” always detect or prove whatever
they desire, and whatever they desire always supports
the political positions of their sponsors. Genders
vary both in mental as well as corporal matters based
on social status: in the upper class both men and
women do no corporal labor and both decide for their
employees or servants, while in the the lower class
men and women are assigned jobs by their upper class
employers—both men and women—or masters duties
based on gender difference in corporal strength only.
In the upper class both men and women require mental
exercise in deciding and ordering, and thus both
genders are educated; in the lower class neither men
nor women require mental exercise, but both require
corporal exercise with men having duties requiring
the greatest exercise consistent with the men’s
greater strength. Upper class men do not differ
corporally greatly from upper class women as lower
class men do from women, which class corporal
difference is the primary cause for lower class men
deriding their employers and masters as “girly-men”,
and upper class women marrying upper class men is the
primary cause for some very stupid and facile
scientists observing single-sex (British public or
upper class) school women to “prefer” “more feminine”
men.

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By christian96, September 1, 2009 at 6:55 am Link to this comment

Feminine looking men are less threatening than
masculine looking men. Feminine looking men are
more easily controlled.

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By Miguel, September 1, 2009 at 5:05 am Link to this comment
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Oh!
That explains it! No wonder women don’t like my face. It’s neither feminine, nor masculin. Just fat.

Hmmm. Guess I’ll give up trying to attract women. I’m a lost cause!

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By KDelphi, August 31, 2009 at 10:25 pm Link to this comment

What girls prefer in bed is not always what they prefer in the dining room—sorry, I couldnt help myself.

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By Anarcissie, August 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm Link to this comment

My observation, admittedly anecdotal, is that butch girls tend to prefer femme boys, and vice all versas.  (bg->fb, fb->bg, bb->fg, fg->bb)

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