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Tim, what are you doing on a science site!! The bro culture is in Silicon Valley –
I too had the initial reaction that a woman who genuinely wanted to participate in a ball tossing game would not have shown up in high heels. I would judge her as clueless and would not feel sorry for her for being excluded. I wouldn’t want my team to include a woman in heels since I would hope to win the game. I think that the study should be repeated without such a confusing variable. If the results in the repeat study were the same, I’d be much more inclined to believe that there is less empathy for sexually dressed women, at least in the society represented in the study.
Girls and women need to be aware of the simple fact that revealing clothing will or may incite sexual arousing in men, especially young males. Many men who see a woman dressed in tight, skimpy or skin-revealing clothes as a sexual object with an open invitation to lure, harass or even assault. This is not just the result of our socialization, but do to the fact that humans are sexual beings that respond strongly to visual stimuli, in contrast to most animals that respond to smells and pheromones.
Well, i think we all, animals of the world respond with all our senses. I personally wouldn’t mind some cute, high healed, perfume blessed babe on my team! Oh! i hope some people are reading this, it is a joke, it is’t a joke. She may ditch the heals and be the best player on the team and still smell great.
This article is the demonization of men.
The study was conducted on both men and women. The results were consistent across both sexes. Even in social psychology studies, both men and women have been shown to dehumanize women who wear revealing clothes. This article does not demonize men.
If the shoe fits wear it buddy!
Get over it; men need to be responsible for their own reactions-physical and mental- the old adage of keep it in your pants applies. We have to be aware that all of use both men and women are racists against a whole lot of culturally perceived norms. We either hold fast to them or reject them as not revelant. If we are aware of such and focus on loving kindness instead, we might be better to deal with our interactions.
This was a computer simulation of a ball game, not an actual ball game.
Women in high heels aren’t the best choice for ball games, I consider myself empathic but I too would probably exclude her from my team. But that doesn’t mean I would want her raped or feel less sorry for her if she got raped.