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Originally posted by Maslo
Irrelevant, as long as it is the truth. The only one who is degrading other human beings are these PC nutjobs that are making a big deal out of it, so everyone will know that blacks seem to be on average less attractive.
Kanazawa wrote: "Black women are … far less attractive than white, Asian, and Native American women."
"Does a person's skin color alone impact whether others perceive her as physically attractive? Advertisers want their models to be perceived as attractive so that consumers will buy their product, and previous studies have found that black models used in advertisements frequently are fair-skinned and have more European features. I wanted to test skin color separately to find out whether it's important to perceptions of beauty. I found that without regard to physical features, people prefer light brown skin over dark brown skin or pale skin," said Frisby, associate professor of advertising at MU's School of Journalism.
For the study, photographs of four female models were adjusted using computer software. Each model was imaged in three different skin tones - light, medium and dark - but all other features remained the same. Frisby asked 79 female participants to evaluate a selection of the photographs, which they believed were for an upcoming advertising campaign. Frisby analyzed the responses and discovered that participants, of whom 45 were Caucasian and 34 were African American, found the light brown skin tone most attractive.
Testosterone has been shown to darken skin color in laboratory experiments. In his foreword to Peter Frost's 2005 Fair Women, Dark Men, University of Washington sociologist Pierre L. van den Berghe writes: "Although virtually all cultures express a marked preference for fair female skin, even those with little or no exposure to European imperialism, and even those whose members are heavily pigmented, many are indifferent to male pigmentation or even prefer men to be darker."
According one study (Yee N., 2002), gay men who identify as "Only Tops" tend to prefer lighter-skinned men while gay men who identify as "Only Bottoms" tend to prefer darker-skinned men.
Originally posted by Viking9019
Studies like this always make me laugh and makes me think........what the hell are people doing with their time?edit on 21/5/11 by Viking9019 because: (no reason given)
What is the source of your research?..proof please that you are correct and he is incorrect...
Originally posted by Chai_An
In a nutshell this man's research is FLAWED. After doing some research myself I've arrived at the conclusion this man have some deep-seated issues that is projected onto his research, no objectivity, the same objectivity a researcher need for reliable results. Now others in his profession are saying he fabricated his results to reflect his biases, so professionally his work will always be questioned.