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sexism and research on sizes?

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Yup, that’s what we talked for during coffee break. And sure, it was me who brought the subject after sharing yesterday’s experience with my colleagues at Musée de l’Homme. It was fun to share the idea of whether actually Japanese/East Asian women have maybe less diversity of breasts, according to the salesman at the bra shop, and that after a few generations in Europe, third generations had the same diversity, in this man’s experience selling bras.

But I also saw some reactions, like a male colleague saying he could sadly not participate in the conversation, but being quite interested on the topic of why men evolved to look at breasts. I know, it was a way to engage in the conversation. A female colleague knew a lot about clothes sizes and about some relationship between mimetism and the evolution of male appeal for breasts (I seem to recall because this was all in French). And then someone else pointed that the salesman had caused me some problem because the salesman told me something like I was unusually asymmetric (in breast sizes). Sexism?

I still find the topic interesting and surely, somewhat amusing (like all sexual traits). We thought the data are probably not available, but here’s some research on why humans may have evolved to be so amused with breasts.


Written by volveramadrid

7 diciembre 2016 a 10:34 pm

Publicado en evolution, research


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