Hey, fat ass. You’ll still make 20 percent less than a man doing the same job, so put down the Butterfingers and hit the treadmill.
IN THE NEWS – According to Fox News, an imperfect body might be just what the doctor ordered for women and key to their economic success, an anthropologist now says. While pop culture seems to worship the hourglass figure for females, with a tiny waist, big breasts and curvy hips à la Marilyn Monroe, this may not be optimal, says anthropologist Elizabeth Cashdan of the University of Utah.
That’s because the hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist. So in societies and situations where women are under pressure to “bring home the bacon”, they may be less likely to have the classic hourglass figure, Cashdan hypothesizes in the December issue of the journal Current Anthropology.
COMMENTARY – When pressed, anthropologist Elizabeth Cashdan disclosed the funding for her study came from “Fat Chicks Who Can’t Get Laid Foundation.”