Ok, so I am someone who doesn’t believe everything I read and am very cautious about what information I share with my readers, so when I saw various headlines about a study saying black women are less attractive than women of other races, I dismissed it as nothing more than dribble not worth reposting. Surely it was made up—a punch line—right?
I finally clicked to see what the buzz was about and sure enough, a Psychology Today article written by evolutionary scientist Satoshi Kanazawa said according to a “scientific study,” black women were not as pretty as other women. Oh really?
Here’s an excerpt:
This sex difference in the race differences in physical attractiveness – where physical attractiveness varies significantly by race among women, but not among men – is replicated at each Add Health wave (except that the race differences among men are statistically significant, albeit substantively very small, in Wave III). In each wave, black women are significantly less physically attractive than women of other races.
Recall that women on average are more physically attractive than men. So women of all races are on average more physically attractive than the “average” Add Health respondent, except for black women. As the following graph shows, black women are statistically no different from the “average” Add Health respondent, and far less attractive than white, Asian, and Native American women.
Well, honey I beg to differ!
Many “other” women keep the plastic surgeons busy enhancing features on their bodies that many black women are born with. For instance, collagen injections to achieve our God-given fuller lips, and now “butt” enhancements to get the rounder rumps we’re famous for.
How is that for a “scientific study”!
We at Lip Service: News with Attitude would like to give a shout out to all the big-hipped, big-lipped, high cheek-boned, brown-eyed, mahogany, chocolate, caramel-skinned, big butt BLACK WOMEN in the world!
Even though your beauty isn’t recognized by this “scientific study” – or more than half the players in the NBA and NFL – we say hold your head high and STRUT YOUR STUFF, SISTAH!
That article has since been removed, but thanks to the screen grab taken by buzzfeed.com, we have it for you to see.