Republican women politicians look more feminine than Democratic women, a study has found.
Two UCLA researchers compared faces and political stances of the U.S. House of Representatives – and also found volunteers could deduce the women’s political leanings through their pictures.
‘I suppose we could call it the Michele Bachmann effect,’ said Kerri Johnson, an assistant professor at UCLA in a statement – referring to the primped GOP congresswoman from Minnesota.
The researchers considered the faces of the 424 Representatives by feeding their pictures into a computer modeling program that measures the different features and how close they are to the average for either gender.
It considers more than 100 dimensions, including the jaw line, the placement of cheek bones, the shape of eyes, measurements across the face and the fullness of the lips.
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