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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Men under the influence of alcohol are more likely to see women as sexual objects, a study has found. Researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the US went beyond the mere anecdotal evidence to investigate some of the circumstances and factors that influence why men objectify women. The study, published in journal Sex Roles, involved 49 men in their twenties and was conducted in the safe space of a college laboratory. Eye-tracking technology noted which part of the women's bodies men were looking at ... They spent less time looking at faces and focused far longer on chests and waists. This was particularly true when viewing women who had been rated high in attractiveness. The findings suggest that whether a man will sexually objectify a woman depends on the alcohol intoxication of the man ...

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"The sum of these results supports the notion that being perceived as high in humanising attributes, such as warmth and competence, or being average in attractiveness provides a buffer that protects women from sexual objectification," said Abigail Riemer of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"Adopting objectifying gazes toward women leads perceivers to dehumanise women, potentially laying the foundation for many negative consequences such as sexual violence and workplace gender discrimination," she said.

"Understanding why the objectifying gaze occurs in the first place is an initial step toward stopping its incidence and its damaging effects," said Riemer, who believes that there might be value in mindfulness-based interventions to help men reflect on how they perceive women.

"This may inform primary prevention programs to reduce the continuum of sexual violence that women disproportionately experience," she said.


"Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid ...
and the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid." -- George Carlin

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-24 10:47 AM | Reply

Men under the influence just want to get laid and their inhibitions are down? Reeeeally? Who woulda thunk?

#2 | Posted by morris at 2017-12-24 01:33 PM | Reply

alcohol prohibition came about in part because (drunk) men were seen as wife-beaters, violent.
see: Anti-Saloon League.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-24 02:27 PM | Reply

Wait, shutting off the higher brain and running mostly on the lizard brain results in men sexually objectifying women more? Get outta here!

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-24 08:22 PM | Reply

shutting off the higher brain and running mostly on the lizard brain results in men sexually objectifying women more?
#4 | JPW

A --------- has no conscious.

#5 | Posted by Whizzo at 2017-12-24 09:59 PM | Reply

The angry man often includes alcohol. Hungry woman... but no one knows why... women perplexed even Freud.

Bonobos are not saddled with any messiahs or a culture of guilt and exploitation. All day long they trade sex and food. So much fun, until the leopard shows up.

#6 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-12-25 10:45 AM | Reply

The study didn't look at women?

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-26 10:47 AM | Reply

What's the human female mating call?

"I'm so drunk"

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-26 01:47 PM | Reply

^ This!

It is one thing to think of sex when seeing a beautiful woman when you are drunk (or they are drunk) (or if you are a sober Trump looking at your daughter) but it is another thing entirely to TREAT women as nothing but sexual objects.

To be perfectly honest I don't mind being thought of as a "sexual object" at least every now and then. And especially when I am "under the influence".

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-26 04:16 PM | Reply

All men see women as sex objects, alcohol just accentuates that primal instinct. Most men, however, through upbringing, culture, civilization etc., learn to keep their libido on a leash to some reasonable degree.

Unfortunately some guys never learn this.

#10 | Posted by shane at 2017-12-26 06:29 PM | Reply

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