Thursday, May 24, 2012

Men like meat

SciAm reports:
Americans eat an average of 195 pounds of meat a year, with men consuming much more than women. The study is in the Journal of Cancer Research (pdf).

In a series of experiments, people consistently rated meat as more masculine than vegetables. Researchers also found that meat-related words like “steak” conjured male-related words in free association tests significantly more often than female-related words. The word “chocolate” however, conjured more female-related words in the minds of participants. And foods like raw beef or blood were viewed as far more “male” than “female.” And participants rated male meat-eaters as more masculine than male non-meat-eaters.
This is scientific research? Anyone would say that this is obvious, unless brainwashed by propaganda that there are no sex differences.

As a SciAm comment points out, eating tofu is definitely not manly.

1 comment:

A K Haart said...

"This is scientific research?"

Not really. They know this kind of "research" will get into the media and attract lots of comment.

I don't know if they have any other motive, but I suspect not, even though they would presumably deny that.