Men See Half Naked Women As “Objects”

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Fully naked women, however, they see as one of the four essential food groups.

Researchers scanned the brains of certain men as they looked at a photograph of a woman in a bikini and discovered that sections of the brain that usually reacted to objects lit up.

With men, who were known to have sexist tendencies, they also discovered that a part of the brain that usually turned on during social interaction actually de-activated when they saw the photograph.

Professor Susan Fiske, of Princeton University, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting that she believes that the results show that some men did not see sexualised women as a “human”.

“I am not saying that they literally see them as an object, of course they know she is human,” she said.

“But what the brain scans show is that they are reacting to this photograph as people react to objects. It is as if they are not fully human.

“They are not treating them as fully three dimensional humans.”

She said that the constant bombardment of society with sexualised images of young women could be to blame and that it “decreased the extinct that they were seen as human”.

She said the effect was rather like violence on television that studies had shown to desensitise people to the affects of violence.

“I think that there is a parallel in seeing lots of sexualised women,” she added. “You get used to it.”

She said the effect was particularly powerful in the workplace and that studies had shown that men interviewing sexually attractive women behaved very differently towards them than other women and men.

This took a scientific study to determine? No doubt some additional research is included in Barry’s stimulus plan. And while they say that “sexualised women” are to blame, it seems to me that we, men that is, may just be hardwired this way. You can tame us a bit, of course, but when it gets down to it we are what we are. Men. And when you think about it gals (real gals, not those man-hating feminist freaks), is that really such a bad thing?

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6 Comments

  1. I am doing a study on what women think of when they see a man naked. I have found plenty of men who are willing to stand in front of a roomful of women naked, but curiously, I have not found any women who would like to be in that room.

    hmmm. Findings are inconclusive and remain a mystery.

  2. I wonder how Chippendales does such a good business then?

  3. Chippen-who? I have no idea what you are talking about.

  4. Chip and Dale… I’m pretty sure they are first couosins to Alvin and Theodore. You know, those hairy little creatures with somewhat questionable intelligence.

  5. From what is stated there is no basis for the conclusion that “They are not treating them as fully three dimensional humans”. There is no mention of the decline of other sections of the brain, just increased activity. So another possible but less politically correct interpretation is that it means men see women more completely.

  6. And thus proving why one should not surf too late into the night, misread things, and make a foolish unrevokable necro post.


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