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Sep 17, 2023Liked by Michael Woudenberg

You're certainly spot-on about biology being the origin of all this, but I wouldn't mind a follow-up piece where you pick up the torch and talk about how society has morphed the biological evolutionary "desires" to whatever it's turning into today, and why.

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Dec 21, 2023Liked by Michael Woudenberg

Sadly, this entire article is mired by the premise of sexual fitness and the usual heteronormativity that accompanies it. There are more creative ways of approaching this issue that don't depend on white supremacist, patriarchical assumptions and biases endemic in Western thoughts around beauty and biology. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352154620300383

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On the bright side, being easy on the eyes is like having a VIP pass to opportunities: career success, ace social scenes, etc. On the flip side, it's a toxic game to try to fit the molds (i.e. body image), but also not being valued for your skills when having a pretty face. It's time to ditch this narrow view.

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Sep 17, 2023Liked by Michael Woudenberg

Well, THAT was a wasted 5 minutes of my life. Everyone with more than 2 functioning brain cells knows that men are guided more by their little brain (aka the one in the dangly bits) than the brain between their ears.

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