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Racist Science: An Evolutionary Psychologist on Black Women -
Kanazawa takes as fact the rankings of the Add Health interviewers and based on their opinions he purports that indeed black women are the most unattractive group of individuals regardless of sex and race. Kanazawa concludes his argument stating:. The only thing I can think of that might potentially explain the lower average level of physical attractiveness among black women is testosterone. Africans on average have higher levels of testosterone than other races, and testosterone, being an androgen male hormone , affects the physical attractiveness of men and women differently… In contrast, women with higher levels of testosterone also have more masculine features and are therefore less physically attractive.
Despite probable good intentions, the article jarred, mainly because Vogue lauding big bums is quite like Peta People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals penning a love song to the fur gilet. So the attributes that black women have so long been shamed for have finally been given the Anna Wintour seal of approval due to a new Aryan aesthetic? It is almost too much to bear.
Steatopygia is the state of having substantial levels of tissue on the buttocks and thighs. This build is not confined to the gluteal regions, but extends to the outside and front of the thighs , and tapers to the knee producing a curvaceous figure. Steatopygia, a genetic characteristic leading to increased accumulation of adipose tissue in the buttock region, is found in women of African origin, most notably but not solely among the Khoisan of Southern Africa and Pygmies of Central Africa. It has also been observed among the Andamanese people , such as the Onge tribe, in the Andaman Islands of the Indian Ocean. This genetic characteristic is prevalent among women but also occurs to a lesser degree in men.