This could be another good reason to not go on birth control:
Women are more prejudiced toward male strangers when they are fertile, says a new U.S. study, which suggests bias is partly ingrained in human DNA.
Researchers at Michigan State University asked 252 female university students, both Caucasian and black, to look at photos of men’s faces, also both Caucasian and black. The women then had to link each face with either a physical adjective, such as muscular, or a mental one, such as brainy.
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Their study found that fertile women were less accepting of the men they perceived as being muscular if the men were of different race than their own. And because that bias jumped when women were at the peak of their menstrual cycle, when they are most fertile, that prejudice appears to be partly innate, said lead study author Melissa McDonald said.
It’s nothing short of a miracle that I married and am having a baby with my husband. He’s a VERY strange man.
Andrea adds: Or, it could be a good reason to not fund studies such as these. That was my first thought.
Deborah adds: But THEN what would the government do with our money?by