Scantily Clad Men Viewed As Less Competent

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Men who show skin are viewed as more sensitive, but less competent than those who are fully clothed, suggests new study that shows a similar response to scantily clad women.

The research reveals that semi-naked people aren’t necessarily viewed as mindless objects, but are instead attributed a different kind of mind, study researcher Kurt Gray, a University of Maryland psychologist, said in a statement.

“An important thing about our study is that, unlike much previous research, ours applies to both sexes,” Gray said.

Full story.

One Response to “Scantily Clad Men Viewed As Less Competent”

  1. Jim Hlavac on 15/15/11 at 7:10 pm

    Yes, well, they’re not called “bimbos” for nothing. On the other hand, we gay guys have a saying about the Speedo clad cheerleaders in our political protests (aka, Pride Marches,) “bodies by Bowflex, brains by Mattel.”

    Oh, I know you’re picking on Obama, not a problem for me; conservative tea party guy I am. But man, I just got to laugh at this no-doubt government funded study — which like every other gov’t study, completely ignores the fact that upwards of 5% of men are gay – and thus this skews the results of any “study” which presupposes that all men are hetero. They could have come down to a gay bar and asked us for virtually free — “Are near naked men smarter and more respectable than clothed men?” When we were done laughing we would’ve said: “Um, no.”

    But they are, indeed, more, um, “sensitive.” :)

    (Oh don’t worry ’bout me; my gay friends are up in arms about your OWS reportage to which I enlighten them. Thanks. hehehe.)