Are beauty ideals serve to maintain the domination of one sex over the other?

“British White men from the community in London, England (N = 361) viewed figures of women that rotated in 360° and varied in breast size along five levels”

“They then rated the figure that they found most physically attractive and also completed measures assessing their sexist attitudes and tendency to objectify women”

“medium breasts were rated most frequent as attractive followed by large and very large breasts”

“men’s preferences for larger female breasts were significantly associated with a greater tendency to be benevolently sexist, to objectify women, and to be hostile towards women”

To be dicussed in relation to a feminist theorie: “beauty ideals and practices in contemporary societies serve to maintain the domination of one sex over the other”

Source: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-013-0081-5

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