According to a very small and questionable study, researchers in the U.K. are claiming that women are less cunty after menopause. Or rather, as the beloved Daily Fail puts it: "women become LESS bitchy as they get older (and yes, it's to do with men)."Apparently researchers asked 100 women in their 40s and 50s to look at photographs of women. According to the Fail, "It found that those who had reached the menopause were more likely to agree that good-looking women were 'attractive'. In contrast, those who had not yet reached the menopause were more likely to say they disliked the woman in the photograph." Haha, I mean, duh, we're all just ready to claw each others' eyes out in order to guard our men! Unless we no longer have our periods and then we're just benign old crones waiting to die. Apparently researcher Lisa DeBruine told the Daily Fail, "Post-menopausal women are taking on a completely different role in society. They have a change in their balance of hormones which changes their lifestyles. They go from needing to find a mate and competing with other females to wanting to become heads of the community.This change means that they will view the attractive women they once saw as rivals as friends. They will still want to nurture them or mother them but they won't see them as threats." Despite perpetuating these stereotypes of older women as sexually impotent, the Fail will also have you know that it is totally not sexist, because it points out that "Other studies have shown men are just as likely to be bitchy as women." But! Fun fact from Live Science: guppies and gorillas also go through menopause. This makes sense, as Koko is way less bitchy now than she was in the 70s. Why Women Become LESS Bitchy As They Get Older (And Yes, It's To Do With Men) [Daily Mail] Women Mellow With Age [Live Science]
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