"Scott Badger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 08/05/98 08:07:10 AM
>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.
Can anyone else find this or a similar study? Sounds not implausible, but correlating perceptual constructions with sex and gender (not to mention culture, class) is a tricky endeavor.
:It may be rash to assume causation in this :particular case, but it may also be rash to hurl insults.
It *was* rash, and Michael, I do apologize for the outburst.