Recently a reader remarked on this blog that social science research falls into two categories. It either confirms what is blatantly obvious, or it is obviously bullshit. Here is a recent research result in the former category: Is sociopolitical egalitarianism related to bodily and facial formidability in men? by a bunch of academics from Brunel, LSE, and Harvard. Brunel is garbage-tier, the other two are leftist strongholds but undoubtedly renowned universities.
The title is quite a mouthful. In plain English, “bodily formidability” translates to “looks imposing” while “facial formidability” means “has an attractive face”. Lastly, “sociopolitical egalitarianism” is academe-speak for socialism. Thus, that article could also be titled, “Do good-looking men want to financially support the underclass?” The answer to that question does not require research grants to pursue, presumably, if you keep in mind that good looks are positively correlated with intelligence, which is positively correlated with income. If you make more money, you want to keep it, not spend it on taxes. This seems pretty self-evident. If it’s not, then get your PhD pursuing that question, Bucko!
In the study above, it was found that imposing looking men do not want to support losers, while men who look like pushovers totally love it. Oh, excuse my plebeian language. Let me quote those dudes instead:
First, as expected, bodily formidability did relate negatively to sociopolitical egalitarianism. (…) As noted above, these formidability-egalitarianism relationships could be the result of men calibrating their egalitarianism to their own formidability, or alternatively could be due to increased muscularity-striving among less-egalitarian men, or to egalitarianism and muscularity-striving both depending on a third variable.
It makes you laugh, doesn’t it? “Muscle-striving” means “works out”. You really can’t make this shit up, my dear muscle-striving, vagina-pursuing, socioeconomically-advancing less-egalitarian readers. Oh, and don’t forget to adjust some dials in your brain to make sure you calibrate your vagina-pursuing and muscle-striving properly. (Imagine what university would be like without all the bullshit.)