Women are hard-wired to find well-meaning sexist men MORE attractive because they think they will be protected and provided for, finds study

Women are more attracted to men who are sexist because they think they are more willing to protect them, provide for them and commit to a relationship, scientists say.

Men who are considered to be sexist in a well-meaning way – for example if they are chivalrous or think women need a man to protect them – may be more attractive.

Even though women find these men patronising and can feel undermined by them, they are more likely to want to couple up with them than with men who don’t give them special treatment.

Researchers say women may be hard-wired to think the benefits of being with a kind but sexist man outweigh the downsides.

The scientists maintain that, despite romantic and flattering elements of the relationship, even well-meaning sexism reinforces the idea women are inferior.

And even women who consider themselves strong feminists showed the same preferences in the study by British and US researchers.

Scientists from the University of Kent and Iowa State University carried out five tests to explore the theory that women are more attracted to what they call ‘benevolent sexists’.

Benevolent means well-meaning or kind, and experts define the sexism as men who, for example, think women are more delicate or should be cherished or looked after by a man.

This is different to hostile sexism in which women are degraded, such as saying a woman’s place is in the kitchen.

 

Sexist attitudes were the norm for decades, particularly after the Second World War, and saw men as breadwinners and women as homemakers.

But this has shifted in recent years as gender attitudes change, more women focus on their careers, and couples increasingly share their parenting duties.

However, this study suggests heterosexual women’s preferences for partners may not be moving on as quickly.

Women know sexism is bad but are still attracted to sexist men

The researchers’ tests found women are more attracted to men who have benevolent sexist attitudes or actions than they are to men who treat them as equals or don’t give them special treatment.

The scientists, Pelin Gul and Tom Kupfer say: ‘Women find benevolent sexist [BS] men attractive, not because they are ignorant of the harmful effects, but despite being aware of them.

‘This suggests that the desirable aspects of BS attitudes and behaviors are sufficient to overcome the perceived negative effects.

‘Our proposal is that women approve of BS attitudes and behaviors because they are taken as cues that a man is willing to invest by being protective, providing, and committed.’

The preference may be hard-wired in survival instinct

In the study, women’s attraction to this willingness to invest is traced to a more basic hard-wired survival instinct, in which females choose mates in order to improve their children’s chance of survival.

A male who is more likely to be protective or provide food for the family would improve the chance of offspring surviving, the study explains.

This may have in turn shaped women’s psychology to make them subconsciously prefer men who are a bit sexist.

In the study the researchers write: ‘Evidence shows that many women – even those who desire [equal] relationships – want a man to be chivalrous, by, for example, paying for dates and opening doors for them.

‘Furthermore, the finding that high feminist women, and not only low feminist women, rated a [sexist] potential romantic partner as more attractive despite being more aware of the detrimental effects, suggests that the attraction may be a mate preference for women in general, and not just for women who endorse traditional gender roles.

How the research was carried out

Women in the five study groups – the biggest study contained 233 women, the smallest 104 – were asked to look at scenarios of interactions with men or profiles of men and to consider them as either a work colleague or romantic partner.

The scenarios included men who were kind but in what is considered a sexist way, and men who treated the women as equals and didn’t offer any special treatment.

The women then rated the men’s warmth and attractiveness, and how willing they thought they would be to provide for, protect or commit to them.

Women were also asked to rate their own feminist views, and how patronising or undermining they found the men in the scenarios.

Men who displayed benevolent sexist traits were consistently rated as more attractive and, at the same time, more patronising.

The results suggest women find the men more attractive despite knowing their attitudes have negative effects.

The pair’s findings were published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5908839/Women-hard-wired-meaning-sexist-men-attractive.html

 

Douglas Todd: Boys and men disappearing from psychology

 

Males are disappearing from the field of North American psychology — both as research subjects and as psychotherapists.

The evidence is overwhelming that psychological research is becoming heavily focused on girls’ and women’s issues, and that males are rapidly vanishing from psycho-therapeutic professions.

The consequences of these dual trajectories, say specialists, is that the distinct emotional struggles of boys and men are largely being sidelined and that many psychotherapists are lacking expertise in dealing effectively with males’ psychological difficulties.

A revealing study led by the University of B.C.’s Robinder Bedi found the vast majority of 293 research articles published over a 13-year period in the influential Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy centred on female-specific topics.

Research articles exclusively on female subjects out-numbered those on male subjects by four to one, Bedi discovered. When his team excluded a single special “men’s” edition of the psychotherapy journal from their survey, the ratio of female- to male-oriented articles in the journal soared to 15 to one.

“All of this is occurring despite … boys and men making up 34 per cent of individuals participating in counselling and psychology,” writes Bedi, an assistant professor of counselling psychology at UBC.

“It appears that much of our knowledge about counselling Canadians has been based upon research samples composed predominantly of women and has been somewhat uncritically generalized to working with men,” write Bedi and co-authors Courtney Young, Jaleh Davari, Karen Spring and Daniel Kane in a peer-reviewed paper titled A Content Analysis of Gendered Research.

Their overview of contemporary psychotherapeutic research in Canada dovetails with rising awareness across North America of a related development: That women are becoming even more predominant in counselling and psychology professions.

The American Psychological Association, which represents roughly 90,000 clinical psychologists, found women outnumber men by more than two to one. And it’s quickly becoming more extreme: The ratio of female psychologists to male psychologists who are 35 and under jumps to nine to one.

“The gender gap in the psychology workforce has widened,” says a report by the American Psychological Association. “This gender gap was even wider for racial/ethnic minority groups … It is important to understand both why a greater number of females have entered the workforce and why fewer males have entered the workforce, and more males have exited.”

The ever-widening chasm among younger psychologists is similar in Canada and B.C. The spring edition of The Chronicle, published by the B.C. College of Psychologists, included a chart showing the province has roughly six registered female psychologists age 35 and under for every one male psychologist of that same age group.

Even though it’s accepted that psychotherapists of one sex can often be effective at treating people of another sex, similar issues are being raised about the preponderance of females in teaching, social work and most health professions.

The gender gap among psychologists has become so acute in Britain that a group of male and females has formed the Male Psychology Network.

 

“Is there an actual need for more male psychologists?” asks co-founder John Barry, of University College London.

“Well, men appear to need psychological help. For instance, they commit suicide at over three times the rate of women. Yet they seek help less than women do. If we care about mental health, then we need to ask questions like ‘What can we do to improve help-seeking in men?’ and ‘Would men be more likely to seek therapy if they could see a male psychologist?’”

Bedi and his team are raising similar questions about the lack of research into male psychological issues, particularly given men’s much higher likelihood of death by suicide, in the workplace and from opioid overdoses.

What is the benefit of more counsellors and psychologists becoming better aware of men’s issues?

Many psychotherapists frequently “experience a sense of frustration, helplessness and ineffectiveness when working with male clients,” report UBC professors Marvin Westwood and the University of Victoria’s Timothy Black.

Research has shown that some therapeutic techniques that are usually effective with women do not always work as effectively with men, and vice versa, according to psychologists who specialize in men and issues of masculinity.

A greater number of therapists and psychologists need to be aware of techniques that are more effective with men than women, including “direct problem solving,” “skills development” and “practical help,” writes Bedi, a clinical psychologist who also specializes in working with Punjabi Sikhs.

When psychologists such as Marcheta Evans have urged greater focus on men in counselling and research, they have been met with concerns about “male privilege.” But Evans responds that, even though a portion of men hold higher paying jobs, it does not mean the “significant mental health needs” of men in general should be ignored.

“The counselling profession is failing men,” say Bedi and his co-authors, who wonder aloud whether one of the reasons fewer males seek therapy is the “limited masculine gender competence” exhibited by many psychotherapists.

The authors see their article as “a call to action in the service of men in Canada and abroad … We hope our article further stimulates conversations, research and theorizing about counselling men and boys.”

http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/douglas-todd-boys-and-men-disappearing-from-psychology

South Koreans resist arrival of Yemeni asylum seekers

https://www.dw.com/en/south-koreans-resist-arrival-of-yemeni-asylum-seekers/a-44400236

An influx of nearly 1,000 Yemeni asylum seekers into the South Korean resort island of Jeju has triggered a fierce backlash against immigration rules that many South Koreans perceive to be lax and dangerous to the well-being of their society.

The concern has grown suddenly with 950 foreign nationals — the majority fleeing conflict-wracked Yemen — applying at the Jeju Immigration Office for legal refugee status after arriving as tourists.

In the whole of last year, only 312 people applied for refugee status on Jeju and local people fear their island is being targeted as an easy way into the East Asian nation.

“It has become really bad in recent weeks and it is all because Jeju introduced a program that enabled people from 186 countries to come here without a tourist visa,” said Hank Kim, owner of the Core Travel Agency. “It is meant to promote tourism but these people have realized that it gives them an easy way into the country,” he told DW.

Read more: No country for refugees? Japan and South Korea’s tough asylum policies

‘People are worried’

“And local people here are worried,” Kim added. “We have all read about the problems that immigrants have caused in Europe — in Germany and France in particular — and we do not want that to happen here.

“And we are also worried because of their religion,” he admitted. “We have had no contact with Muslim people before, but we know that they all have big families and they bring their own culture instead of trying to adapt to the place where they live, so people here think that they should have gone as refugees to other Muslim countries.”

Feelings are running so high across the nation over the Jeju provincial government’s refugee-friendly policy that more than 380,000 people have signed a petition on the South Korean presidential Blue House’s official website against the visa-waiver program, while a demonstration is scheduled to take place in central Seoul protesting against the influx of foreign refugees.

A post on a blog announcing the demonstration said, “Politicians are reluctant to respond to the clear voices of the majority of people and the media also supports refugees. It is time to go out onto the streets and make our voices heard.”

Under Jeju’s visa-free program, foreign visitors are permitted to stay for up to one month, but an application for refugee status permits them to go to court to support their claim, a process that will take years, critics say.

Animal Sacrifice on the Summer Solstice

Police say the killing of a baby goat may have been part of a satanic ritual on the summer solstice. Meanwhile, an attorney for the 18-year-old defendant suggested there may be mental health issues involved in the case.

Dominick Tidd, of Groton, is accused of stealing a young goat named Marshmallow from a home in Ashburnham and slashing the goat’s throat.

The homeowner found the dead goat Friday morning, a short distance away from the enclosure behind her home. There was also a Coke bottle with blood in it. Source: WCVB see more there.

He may have also have had Sex with the Goat as that is what is required during this period of Time!  See the Satanic Ritual Calendar

Vampire Cult in Austin Texas Sheds some Light into a Satanic Lair

 

The Daily Mail was given a look inside a Satanic Vampire Cult that is in Austin Texas.

Below are some excerpts that reveal why a person needs to be “Born Again” to be protected from these Soul Suckers.

“You can obviously pick whatever religion you want, but it’s  not an evil thing. It’s not, you know, we’re not going to walk into a church and burst into flame. “A lot of us are Christian, lot of us are Catholic. There’s all sorts of faiths.”

There is a Blood Lust in the world that comes in many forms. The blood lust of Vampires, (which is the main crux of this writing) that of Abortionists, and that of Serial Killers!

Any lust for blood is has its roots in Luciferianism, Satanism, Witchcraft, Voodoo, Santeria, etc.

See these related articles:

Inside the bizarre world of the real life vampire king and queen

The Sun – Every month the Vampire Court of Austin meets at their private members club – a fetish venue about 15 minutes from central Austin where they hold an official court meeting before relaxing with a drink or a little BDSM on their sex floor.

Married couple Logan and Daly South founded the court around six years ago to provide a “safe haven” for all the city’s “awakened vampires” and “otherkin” which includes “werewolves, fairies and people who identify with animal spirits”.

They advise members – which includes security guards, property managers, ex-military and actors – on how to drink blood safely and shield themselves from “psychic attacks”.

These psychic attacks are launched by so-called “Energy Vampires” who feed off people’s positive energy in order to boost their own.

As stated at the beginning, a person needs to be “Born Again” to be protected from these Soul Suckers. They can’t “Shield” themselves from a True Christian Praying for the demons that possess them to be Cast Out. That is is why Satan fights prayer so hard!

In fact, read this testimony: Former Satanist says Christian prayers blocked him from committing acts of evil

http://www.exposingsatanism.org/vampire-cult-in-austin-texas-sheds-some-light-into-a-satanic-lair/