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Women are the secret oglers: study

Models present creations by British designer Phoebe Philo for fashion house Celine during Paris fashion week in Paris, France on March 3.
三月三日法國巴黎時裝週,模特兒展示由英國設計師Phoebe Philo設計的Celine

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It is not men who spend their time secretly ogling women — it is women, according to a revealing new study.

It is also the fairer sex that gives their rivals’ bodies a good visual once-over, found Bristol University researchers, rather than their supposedly Neanderthal partners. Men are more likely to concentrate on a potential mate’s face.

The academics came to their conclusions after asking volunteers to examine a range of different images, including stills from nature documentaries, classical and surrealist paintings, and freeze-frames of couples in films.

The researchers found women spent 61 percent of their time looking at the women in the pictures, and only 39 percent on the men.

When they looked at the women, their eyes tended to roam around the whole figure, while men concentrated on the face.

Felix Mercer Mos, a computer science PhD student, who led the study, said, “This is counter-intuitive from a sexual perspective if you are thinking about desire, but it’s not surprising if you look at it in terms of sexual competition.”

He continued, “The women might be checking out their sexual rivals, and comparing themselves with them.”

(Liberty Times)










1. ogle v.

向…拋媚眼;盯視 (xiang4 … pao1 mei4 yan3; ding1 shi4)

例: He ogled all the pretty girls.


2. once-over n.

上下打量 (shang4 xia4 da3 liang2)

例: She felt her friends were giving her the once-over.


3. desire n.

慾望 (yu4 wang4)

例: I have an overwhelming desire for chocolate bars.


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