Beauty Is Right

The meme that liberal women are on average far less attractive than conservative women is fairly mature. And now, the hypothesis that beauty is right and the right is beautiful gets some scientific research to back it up.

Beauty Is Right And The Right Is Beautiful

Dr. Rolfe D. Peterson PhD of Susquehanna University and Dr. Carl L. Palmer of Illinois State University conducted a study to determine if beauty influenced political engagement, perceived political efficacy, and core political beliefs. What they found was that when it comes to the level of mass politics, controlling for socioeconomic status, more attractive individuals are more likely to report higher levels of political engagement, political efficacy, identify as conservative, and identify as Republican. Their results were consistent across datasets, measures of attractiveness, and persisted even when controls for socioeconomic strata and demographics were applied to the base results.

Personally, I think the anecdotal evidence I’ve presented above should be considered proof enough that beauty is Right and the Right is beautiful, but this is science and science demands that one disbelieve one’s own experiences unless they’re tested, proven, and the results found to be repeatable.

Peterson’s and Palmer’s Findings In A Nutshell:

Engagement

Peterson and Palmer found that more attractive individuals were more likely to more confident and, hence, more likely to participate in politics, to seek redress for grievances, and/or to exercise their political rights than the less attractive members of their peer group or demographic.

Efficacy

Frankly, this isn’t limited to politics. Political efficacy is just one of myriad arenas in which more beautiful people are more effective and impactful.  Throughout their lives, the more attractive among us have both benefited from preferential treatment and endured higher expectations. As such, they are more likely to believe they have a greater ability to affect the world around them, and that their decisions will be influential.

Alright; so far, nothing even remotely earth-shattering in the way of revelations, epiphanies, or scholarship. But also nothing outre or just plain wrongheaded. Anyone with any background in- or exposure to sociology and/or psychology knows that beauty plays a deep-seated and pervasive role in the social world. Even those without such academic knowledge normally have enough empirical and/or anecdotal evidence to under that the Beauty Premium is quite real, if probably misunderstood, overly and wrongly lamented, and not as universal as some might think.

Political Ideology

According to the two Political Science professors more attractive people tend towards more conservative / right-wing political views and, hence, tend more towards being Republicans because they’re privileged and don’t understand the plight of other people who don’t have such privilege. Messers Peterson and Palmer believe that attractive individuals have a blind spot that leads them to not see the need for more government support or aid in society because, as attractive people, they haven’t had to suffer as much as others.

And there was have the intrinsic bias that we Americans have come to expect from what passes for the Clerisy in modern universities. Of course these two believe that conservative political views and the GOP are based upon not caring about the “Have Nots,” and of course they believe that attractive people gravitate to those positions because of their “privilege” and lack of empathy for those who lack such.

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So, there you all go. A bit more than the pure snark and prurience that one probably expected. 😉

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Gender Sanity

 
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Gender Sanity – The Gender Spectrum Explained
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Amid all the insanity, depravity, and gross stupidity surrounding “gender,” here’s a small but needed dose of sanity. A person is either male or female or there’s something grossly wrong with them, most likely a severe mental disorder of one form or another.

Now, it is true that a very tiny number of people statistically are born with some form pseudo-hermaphroditism. These people – to further gender craziness – are now called “intersex” because using “hermaphrodite” to refer to “intersex individuals” is apparently considered to be stigmatizing and misleading, as is considering their condition a pathology…even though it is and can be a life threatening one.

The truth is the truth and all the political correctness and misguided “social justice” in the world won’t change that. You are either male or you are female or there is something wrong with you.

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Misidentification

Misidentification Is A Serious ProblemMisidentification Is A Serious Problem

There have always been issues, some tragic, with individuals’ self-image and self-identification, but this has seemingly degenerated in recent years to dangerous levels of pathology. This has been compounded by the recent trend by the Left to demand that that such misidentifications be accepted, condoned, and normalized.

Still though, even this societal disease pails in comparison to certain forms and specific expressions of misidentification, e.g, misidentifying Bill Nye as a scientist. It lends undeserved weight to whatever this mechanical engineer turned comedic / children’s actor says.

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