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Sunday, 5 August 2012


Hey, girls. Want to be the one the guys are looking at in a group? Wear a miniskirt.

Want to blend into the scenery instead? Wear pants.

Okay, I'm oversimplifying.  But like it or not, there's certainly some truth in what I'm saying.  I'd love to see the Harvard psychology department do a study with the following photographs.  Take a test group of self-proclaimed heterosexual males and have them look at the pictures and track where their eyes gravitate and linger.

And before I'm scolded let me say that you, as a female, may very well be comfortable enough in your own skin to not give two shits if guys are undressing you with their eyes.  In fact, it may be something you are trying to avoid.  If so, more power to you.  But that doesn't change the scientific certainty that the gal in the mini will be the one male eyeballs will hover over, whilst the gals in slacks are just background noise.

And one last point.  (Note: The more readers Retrospace gets, the more nitpicking emails I get). I understand the hypothetical scenario of an intensely unattractive woman in a miniskirt alongside a gorgeous woman in tight jeans. There's always exceptions to the rule.

When this gets published in some scientific journal.  I want my name somewhere on that paper.  Now, let the experiment begin...


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Yes, guys. If you concentrate hard enough, you'll find there's actually a girl on the far right wearing pants.  If you can't focus long enough to see her, just trust me.  She's there.

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Warning: The male brain ignores the females in pants so forcefully and darts the eyeball so quickly over to the right, that any test subjects actually pulled an ocular muscle while viewing the next picture.
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The picture above is actually an optical illusion.  The girl in the pants is actually in the center of the photograph, but your brain literally pushes her to the periphery.  Amazing.

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Now let's test this theory on miniskirts versus long dresses.  The results may or may not be as consistent as they are with pants.  We are still in the early stages of the analyses and there is still much work to be done.

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