Psychology Today Posts Article Claiming Black Women Are Less Attractive
(BlackDoctor.org) — Psychology Today recently posted a controversial article on their site titled: “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?”
After much harsh criticism from various scientific and social communities, Psychology Today removed the piece (an excerpt of which can be viewed here).
The article, written by blogger Satoshi Kanazawa, is based on a study conducted in which several people were interviewed (number undisclosed).
The post goes into speaking about why African American women are found to be less attractive. He goes on to disregard differences in body mass index and intelligence, and focuses on the unfounded claim that “testosterone” is the reason why.
Per the referenced study, “black women are significantly less physically attractive than women of other races.”
The article goes on to make other deeply offensive, and weakly supported, claims such as “It is very interesting to note that, even though black women are objectively less physically attractive than other women, black women (and men) subjectively consider themselves to be far more physically attractive than others. Nor can the race difference in intelligence account for the race difference in physical attractiveness among women.”
Kanazawa attempts to make it seem as though his theories are the result of objective data, when, in fact, other academics have proven that his is actually a shallow interpretation of data, only used to support his own offensive theories.