Study: Women Look Away More From Abnormal Babies

This blog entry is about a scientific study that found that women do not like to look at crippled babies. Both men and woman were shown pictures of crippled babies, and the woman looked away faster than the men did.

The scientists are puzzled because they are thinking women love children, so woman must love all children. Discovering women look away from crippled children faster makes no sense to the scientists.

But then Scientists R Stoopid, so what do you expect?

The woman look away from the babies faster because women are Yin. The men look away slower because men are Yang.

A human being with strong Yin can literally feel the body of another human being. When the women look at the crippled babies, the do not look away because they see a crippled baby. The women look away because they can literally feel the babies deformity in their own body, just by looking at the picture.

A human being with strong Yang is like a block of wood. They don’t feel anything from other human beings. So you can show them lots of pictures of crippled babies and they will never feel anything. Since they do not feel the crippledness of the baby, they feel no urge to look away. That is why the man in the study seemed not to care whether the babies were crippled or not.

I really wish you stoopid scientists would learn about Yin Yang Theory already. I am getting old and there is no telling how long I will keep correcting your stoopidity for you.

(EDIT: I tell you what. I will give you stoopid scientists a clue why Yin can feel other human bodies, even if it is just a picture of another body.

Women are Yin. What does a woman do during sex? She wraps her vagina around the penis of the male. The woman can do this with any size or shape penis because the vagina is malleable.

You could say the woman’s Yin follows the man’s Yang no matter what it does. The woman’s vagina changes shape and size to follow whatever the male’s penis is doing.

The Yin part of the body can deform itself in any way to take on the shape of something else, just like the vagina can deform in just about any way to accomodate a penis. The Yin part of the woman’s bodies is deforming itself to match the deformity of the child in the pictures they are looking at. The women are put off by those feelings, so they click away from the picture as fast as they can.)

The original news story is reprinted next.


Puzzling new research suggests women have a harder time than men looking at babies with facial birth defects. It’s a surprise finding. Psychiatrists from the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, who were studying perceptions of beauty, had expected women to spend more time than men cooing over pictures of extra-cute babies. Nope.

Instead, the small study being published Wednesday raises more questions than it can answer.

First the background: The McLean team already had studied men and women looking at photos of adults’ faces on a computer screen. They rated facial beauty, and could do various keystrokes to watch the photos longer. A keystroke count showed men put three times more effort into watching beautiful women as women put into watching handsome men.

Lead researcher Dr. Igor Elman wondered what else might motivate women. Enter the new baby study.

This time 13 men and 14 women were shown 80 photos of babies, 30 of whom had abnormal facial features such as a cleft palate, Down syndrome or crossed eyes. Participants rated each baby’s attractiveness on a scale of zero to 100, and used keystrokes to make the photo stay on the screen longer or disappear faster.

Women pressed the keys 2.5 times more than men to make photos of babies with the facial abnormalities disappear, researchers reported in PLoS One, a journal of the Public Library of Science. That’s even though they rated those babies no less attractive than the men had.

“They had this subliminal motivation to get rid of the faces,” said Elman, who questions whether “we’re designed by nature to invest all the resources into healthy-looking kids.”

Both genders spent equal time and effort looking at photos of the normal babies.

The study couldn’t explain the gender disparity. Elman noted that previous work has linked child abandonment and neglect to abnormal appearance, and even asked if the finding might challenge the concept of unconditional maternal love.

That’s too far-reaching a conclusion, cautioned Dr. Steven Grant of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which funded the study.

The work is part of broader research into how we normally form attachments and what can make those attachments go awry, work that tests if what people say matches what they do.

“Common sense would tell you one thing,” Grant said. “This doesn’t fit with common sense. It raises a question.”

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