Scott Badger (
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 07:07:10 -0500

Michael Lorrey wrote:

 > > The point is that the 'Cute' factor is what
 > > sells animal rightism and vegetarianism
 > > (which is why many more women than men are
 > > one or the other).
 > Lorrey, I've read a lot of arrogant sexist
 > bullshit on this list

Unfortunately, your ad hominem attack is inaccurate in truth. The company I work for processes mailing lists for several of these activist organizations, and I can tell you that the female members outnumber male members by a ratio of at least 4 to 1. Those are the facts, not 'arrogant sexist bullshit' as you claim.

BM added:

>I think you'll find that the assumption that this
>is because of the "cute" factor is the reason for
>it being "arrogant sexist bullshit".

I'm not so sure this stereotype doesn't have some basis in reality. I am unable to recall the particulars but I actually do remember studies that determined that females were more attracted to "cute" faces. Cute was defined as faces with big eyes, large head to body ratios, and other child-like attributes. It may be rash to assume causation in this particular case, but it may also be rash to hurl insults.