An article came up on my Facebook feed stating that according to scientific research, Kelly Brooke has the perfect female body. She’s someone from the UK and her body fits the mathematical proportions perfectly according to their research. When I saw this, I seethed. Not because I don’t agree that she’s beautiful, but because while research into women’s health is lagging behind like crazy, someone apparently gave some scientists money to check women out and decide who is the hottest, according to math. (If math can go to waste, this is it).
First of all, why do we need this research? What value does this add to our society? Does it tell us anything about our world? Our unieverse? Medically does it have any merit? Some bullshit is spewed about how it’s about how a certain ratio of curves means a woman is more fertile or some shit, and sure, let’s just agree. So the fuck what? Why do we need the exact centimeters? All you’re doing is trying to pit women against each other some more in some competitive “this is the ultimate woman” bullshit the way society has been doing for centuries, that does not ring true in the real world at all. I think we’re all smart enough to recognize a woman’s fertility isn’t THE DEFINING FUCKING CHARACTERISTIC OF HER VALUE TO SOCIETY or even to a partner, nor are a few centimeters more or less here or there the difference between having children or not, or having “better children” or not.
Secondly, and this is the part that really gets me, this research is getting done while actual women’s health research isn’t. Gender specific research is lagging behind. Even in the first stages, more male animals are used as test subjects than female ones. This whole men are the default gender bullshit is actually showing and it is hurting women by putting limits on our understanding of our bodies. This affects how much we know about disease. How much we know about the different ways medicine can affect us, which could potentially be the difference between the medicine working or not. About hereditary conditions. Even sexual health.
Some people still dispute that the G-spot exists. They also argue that women have lower sex drives, in at least one case driven by the methodology of going around a campus and asking people for sex. Men were more likely to say yes. Shocking. Did you consider maybe societal pressures? Did you consider safety considerations, as women were maybe more likely to be scared of being alone in a confined place with a stranger bigger than them? There’s other kinds of research on this, but with methodologies like this one, you can’t trust the results.
Also, yes, how horny women are is the question science is starting to try and answer, comparatively more than other gender specific matters it seems. Gee I wonder whether it is women making these decisions about which research gets done and which questions we want the answers to first and foremost.
So, while I know so little about my sexual organs and how my gender affects me medically otherwise, I now know who the hottest woman in the world is. Thank you science. Fuck you whoever funded and conducted that. I hope since then you’ve actually contributed something to the world. Or at least that you did the male equivalent study.