You are here
Study Finds Fertile Women Biased Against Strange Men
Women are more prejudiced toward male strangers when they are fertile, says a new U.S. study, which suggests bias is partly ingrained in human DNA. Researchers at Michigan State University asked 252 female university students, both Caucasian and black, to look at photos of men's faces, also both Caucasian and black. The women then had to link each face with either a physical adjective, such as muscular, or a mental one, such as brainy. They found that fertile women were less accepting of the men they perceived as being muscular if the men were of a different race than their own.