Study: Muscular Men Have Sexist Attitudes Towards Women

| by Michael Allen

According to a new study by researchers at the University Of Westminster, recently published by the American Psychological Association, muscular body builder types of men are more likely to harbor “sexist attitudes [and] hostility toward women.”

The study’s results suggest that "oppressive beliefs held by men are associated with a desire for a more muscular physique."

Researchers asked male subjects, all heterosexual, to complete a series of questions regarding both their physique and their attitudes toward women.

The researchers found that men, who put a greater emphasis on their own muscularit,y were likely to agree with some of the sexist statements in the survey (i.e., “I feel that many times women flirt with men just to tease them or hurt them”).