Personal Opinion is not fact. Asking men about their preferences when it comes to women and attaching some pseudoscience to it doesn’t make your research air tight. I need someone to explain the concept of opinion polls to the blogger over at Psychology Today who had the audacity to try to pass his bias off as science. The title of the blog post I’m talking about is “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women? Why black women, but not black men?”. Psychology Today has since taken the post down, but you can read it here. You can read more about this here as well.
Here’s an excerpt:
What accounts for the markedly lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women? Black women are on average much heavier than nonblack women. The mean body-mass index (BMI) at Wave III is 28.5 among black women and 26.1 among nonblack women. (Black and nonblack men do not differ in BMI: 27.0 vs. 26.9.) However, this is not the reason black women are less physically attractive than nonblack women. Black women have lower average level of physical attractiveness net of BMI. Nor can the race difference in intelligence (and the positive association between intelligence and physical attractiveness) account for the race difference in physical attractiveness among women. Black women are still less physically attractive than nonblack women net of BMI and intelligence. Net of intelligence, black men are significantly more physically attractive than nonblack men.
There are many biological and genetic differences between the races. However, such race differences usually exist in equal measure for both men and women. For example, because they have existed much longer in human evolutionary history, Africans have more mutations in their genomes than other races. And the mutation loads significantly decrease physical attractiveness (because physical attractiveness is a measure of genetic and developmental health). But since both black women and black men have higher mutation loads, it cannot explain why only black women are less physically attractive, while black men are, if anything, more attractive.
The only thing I can think of that might potentially explain the lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women is testosterone. Africans on average have higher levels of testosterone than other races, and testosterone, being an androgen (male hormone), affects the physical attractiveness of men and women differently. Men with higher levels of testosterone have more masculine features and are therefore more physically attractive. In contrast, women with higher levels of testosterone also have more masculine features and are therefore less physically attractive. The race differences in the level of testosterone can therefore potentially explain why black women are less physically attractive than women of other races, while (net of intelligence) black men are more physically attractive than men of other races.
Personally, I’m outraged about this. Not surprised, but outraged. Black women birth black babies and further the black race. Thus, “they” must attack, berate, and abuse us in the media or otherwise. Don’t believe me? Google “Michelle Obama”.
There is also a long history of psychology research focusing on the suggested inferiority of Black people. Has history taught us nothing? It has taught us to know racist and eugenic talk from the psychological community a mile a way.
To the author:
You might as well use “negroid” or “ape-like” in your piece, Mr. Kanazawa. “The only thing I can think of…”, you say?? That sounds like you are trying to pass off your opinions as fact. Beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder. Just say that you don’t find black women attractive and that your opinion is shared by some other men. This is America and we have the right to voice or opinions. We all know what color Barbie is and that the European standard of beauty is the STANDARD. You as an Asian man know the struggles that Asian women go through trying to conform. As a person of color, you should realize how people of color in America see themselves differently than how those outside of their race see them.
Black women are not less attractive, as your title states. Opinion is just opinion. Men just like what they like. As an old song said, “If you don’t like it, don’t knock it. Somebody else might wanna rock it.”
- What is “AddHealth”?
- Who paid for this study?