Thursday, December 16, 2004
In today's papers, "Men Go For The Meek" is a little article on how men are programmed to avoid stronger women as potential mothers to their children because they perceive them to be more likely to be able to attract other sexual partners.
"Most men would rather marry of date their secretary than their boss because they instinctively fear that women in positions of authority will cheat on them, according to American research. Psychologists who carried out tests on 328 volunteers found that male subjects were more likely to be attracted to subordinate colleagues than those of a smiliar or more senior status."
Oh wait, there's more!
"Stephanie Brown, the lead author of the study, from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research said: 'Powerful women are at a disadvantage in the marriage market because men may prefer to marry less-accomplished women. The hypothesis is that there are evolutionary pressures on males to take steps to minimise the risk of raising offspring that are not their own."
Isn't this amazing? OK, so I can understand men not wanting to date their female bosses, but even those of similar status or position? So there, to all you girlies out there - don't be too ambitious in wanting to climb up the corporate ladder. The only men who are up there and who are more superior than you will be fat, balding CEOs and MDs. Now we don't wanna get married to the likes of those do we?
So to all the young girls out there - don't worry too much about examinations and grades. If you wanna snag a nice man who will give you a nice home filled with nice children, just go do a secretarial course! Your man will love so oh-so-much cos he'll be damn sure those kids are his! Woo hoo!
Don't get me wrong. I'm not a feminist. And of course I don't blame Nic Fleming for writing the article, cos it is afterall a proven study. But it's just so.. sickening? I don't blame the men too I suppose. I mean, it's just all so weird. How did they end up like this? Sigh.
Now dig this - in the same page, there is a little column entitled "Fibbing Females", and this article is about a poll conducted on women in Britain, Scotland and Wales, and 96% of the women polled admitted to resorting to telling fibs. And of course, their partners top the list of being the person most frequently lied to with a whopping 70%!
Heh, now you know why the "Men Go For The Meek" article came about?
Posted by Doreen at 1:25 pm