"Women who are told men desire women with larger bodies are happier with their weight"

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Original post: http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2tkeqm/women_who_are_told_men_desire_women_with_larger/

"I found many of the comments interesting because they're different to the standard responses that short men get when talking about being found unattractive."
"Sometimes we have to had it oficiallized because it seems so obvious to the sheer nature of humanity. Men too, have body image issued tied to what they think women prefer as well."
"The standard response short men receive is some variation of "man up," "stop whining," etc. I found this comment very relevant:"
"I don't understand why it would not be the same for any human. If you are constantly told your body type is wrong, your self-esteem will go down."
"Human beings are social animals. We are significantly affected by the way others treat us and rank us. If the message we are constantly told is that we're inferior, we're undesirable, and have all sorts of negative traits, it's going to affect us. And the opposite is true - receiving constant positive messages will affect us too."

"It really is ridiculous that short men are expected to somehow have no problems with being seen as inferior and unattractive, being attacked by the media and people in general."

"I guess I'm trying to say, that /r/science thread made me realize just how strange the backlash against short men (justifiably) complaining is, and how they're expected to have no emotional response to the way they're treated."

"What always amazes me in these sorts of conversations is how people take it as an important issue. But if you change the word "weight" to "height", it's suddenly a trivial issue and it's not about society anymore but about immature white boys who want to wet their penises."

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