Saturday, September 29, 2012
Female politicians with stereotypically feminine facial features are more likely to be Republican than Democrat, and the correlation increases the more conservative the lawmaker's voting record
And female politicians with less stereotypically feminine facial features were more likely to be Democrats, and the more liberal their voting record, the greater the distance the politician's appearance strayed from stereotypical gender norms. I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that so many lesbians are Democrats? Also black women tend to be more masculine-looking than white women which may also be a factor in female Democrats looking less feminine.