Does a woman’s breast size have something to do with how sexist men are? Um, sort of. And it’s all your boobs’ fault, guys. It’s all their fault!
JK. It’s totally not your boobs’ fault that some men are sexist. But the breast size men prefer might determine how sexist they are, according to a new study. And I’m not really sure how I feel about it.
The study, from the University of Westminster, found that the majority of men who said they liked large or very large breasts also had sexist attitudes – therefore, they found a connection between sexism in men and breast size. Curious about what breast sizes were most and least popular?
According to this study, 32.7 percent of men rated medium-sized breasts as “most attractive.” 24.4 percent of men said they were most into large breasts, 19.1 percent were into very large breasts, 15.5 percent were into small boobs and 8.3 percent liked very small. So, if you’ve always thought that all dudes are into huge breasts, this study proves you wrong.
Onto the sexism! Most of the dudes who were into large and very large breasts also admitted to attitudes of benevolent sexism, female objectification, and hostile attitudes towards women. And the biggest correlation was when it came to benevolent sexism. This basically means that these guys idealize “traditional” femininity. They may “perceive women as meek and weak.”
Researchers said, “It is arguable that benevolently sexist men perceived larger female breasts as attractive because larger breast size on a woman is associated with perceived femininity.” Apparently, they associate big boobs with “traditional” femininity – you know, all of those stereotypes you’ve heard about girls your whole life.
So does this mean that guys who are into big boobs don’t see women with big boobs are their equal? Yeah, kind of. I’m bummed that this cliche is proving to be true, but at the same time, I know that this definitely doesn’t apply to all men. First of all, this study was only done on about 360 white males – that’s not nearly enough people to make a statement about an entire gender. Second of all, I don’t know, maybe some guys are just into big boobs because they like them?
While these findings are pretty interesting to think about and keep in mind, I’m not taking this super seriously until I see a lot more evidence. I don’t think it’s fair to say that all men are automatically sexist if they like large breasts just because some of them happen to be. Like I said… maybe some guys are just really into boobs.
What do you think about this study? Would you agree that guys who are into large breasts are more sexist? Or do you think that’s ridiculous? Tell me in the comments.