28 Sep '12, 3pm

Republican women look more feminine than Democrats, study says

Republican women look more feminine than Democrats, study says

Female Republican U.S. lawmakers look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published based on computer analysis of facial features. Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is a good example of the scientific correlation, said the study by two Californian psychology graduates, which looked at features including cheek bones and fullness of lips. Perhaps counter-intuitively, however, Republican male lawmakers tend to look less typically masculine than their Democratic counterparts, according to the University of California Los Angeles research. The study, compiled by feeding portraits of 434 members of the House of Representatives into a computer modeling program, took no account of hairstyles, jewelry or makeup. "Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat," said lead author Col...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/republi...

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