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Oops, I’d forgotten that science, the world, etc., revolves around what males find attractive

Annual revenues in U.S. in 2011 for:

  • makeup industry: 316 billion dollars
  • fashion industry: 427 billion dollars
  • dieting industry: 394 billion dollars
  • dating industry: 190 billion dollars
  • post-secondary education (50% of): 322 billion dollars


Yeah, she’s right, men don’t care about women’s looks, and women don’t care what men think! That’s crazy! 

Gotta love her use of the present tense in an article about THE DISTANT PAST, too. You can tell she’s really mastered the topic, understands how hypothesis work, “etc.”…

ps - i made up all those dollar figures m^_^