“My eyes are up here!”
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found women are objectified frequently but not only by men! The women will 'check out' other women, as well. A study published Tuesday (Oct. 29) in the journal Sex Roles documented eye-tracking of participants when gazing at women's bodies. The findings show both the men and women fixated their gaze on the females' sexual body parts longer than they did the face.
It is assumed (heterosexual) men will look at women's sexual body parts due to hormones, specifically testosterone. This unbecoming behavior can lead to distrust in a committed relationship or marriage.
But why would (heterosexual) women look at other women?
The researchers surmise that women gaze at other women for social comparison purposes.
There were three different body types shown to the participants in the study; the hour-glass shaped with large breasts with small waist-to-hip ratio, the average body type and the 'low ideal' body type with small breasts and large waist-to-hip ratio.
The hour-glass shaped women were regarded more positively than the women of other shapes.
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