Newsweek: How can we make progress on gender roles when women still prefer rich, muscular dudes?

To cleanse the palate. Alternate headline via Ben Howe: “People are attracted to the things they are attracted to, which is a huge problem.”

Implausibly, this was written by a woman, not a scrawny male freelancer. In the spirit of equality, look for my forthcoming post, “How can we make progress on gender roles when men still prefer fit young women who wear a C-cup?”

Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of Tube Crush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground.

The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published in Feminist Media Studies in August, analyzed images over a period of three years since 2014. The “guy candy” posted on the website were mostly white men—despite London being a multicultural city—indicating that white male privilege is still an attractive quality.

The photos and comments focused on the men’s biceps, pecs and chest as well as perceived sexual ability. Items that indicated wealth such as smart suits, watches and phones were emphasized. Pictures showing other representations of masculinity, such as fatherhood, and more emotional and awkward-appearing men were far less frequent.

“[T]he men featured in the photographs on Tube Crush show that as a culture we still celebrate masculinity in the form of money and muscle,” lamented the study’s lead author. As an awkward-appearing man myself, I’m keen to know how soon sexual Marxists can lift the veil of false consciousness from women’s brains that makes them appreciate wealth, status, and physical health in a mate and lead them towards the deeper appeal of etiolated flab and living paycheck to paycheck. Is there a way to fund such an effort? Or is the future for beta males really sexbots after all, as Matt Drudge seems to believe by linking to a new story about them seemingly every day?

I’m sure this effort to shame the vast majority of humanity into not feeling turned on by things that turn them on for obvious evolutionary reasons won’t backfire politically by turning feminist wokeness into a goofy joke. Worst-case scenario is that we repeal the 22nd Amendment and keep cartoonish alpha male Donald Trump as president until he’s 100. As I have no thoughtful exit question for you, here’s a video metaphor of the progress bien-pensant sociologists are destined to make by trying to steer people away from their sexual tastes for cultural reasons.

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