RedTracker| We don’t dispute the influence of evolutionary biology as a positive correlation between healthy societies and a strong preference for less dominant-looking men, vs choosing more macho guys in less-healthy countries.
We just point out that many other factors fall into line as well. Looking at the lists, countries with strong gender equity scores prefer less macho men. Strongly religious countries prefer more macho men. Those same countries have lower health standards, especially in women’s health. This analysis includes America, who prefers macho men and is sliding backwards each year in gender equity.
We do LOVE this more horizontal analysis being applied to research results. The deeper you dig, the more the stories of women’s lives make a lot of sense. Read on Don’t Patriarchal Societies Define Masculinity?