So it’s in the lower classes (now gradually expanding into the working and middle classes) where the sexual market has responded to the changing incentives and women have resorted to more “slut signaling” accouterments like tattoos, skimpy trashy clothes, and yes even bastard spawn (a single mom is a slutty mom).
In the upper classes, paternal investment is still important, so we see less of this among the women who have kept to the traditional SMV norms of their sex: slenderness, clear skin, and childlessness.He's entitled to his own opinions but he's not entitled to his own facts! Let's see what the data say about those assertions.
The following table contains corpulence scores computed by taking the percentages of women, by social class, whose weight was deemed to be "somewhat above average" and adding that figure to twice the percentages judged to be "considerably above average". The higher the score, the fatter the women. All responses are from 2004, the only year the GSS asked its survey conductors to record the perceived weight of the people they interviewed (n = 1,228):
It's been long remarked that in the Western world the poor aren't starving, they're obese. And so nearly half of them are.
What about the bastard spawn? The following table shows the percentages of women, by social class, who had at least one child and who were married (or widowed) at the time of their participation in the survey. For contemporary relevance all responses are from 2004 onward (n = 6,087):
Looks like what we have here is empirical verification of trends detected by perspicacious field observation. This isn't the first time and it won't be the last.
GSS variables used: INTRWGHT, SEX(2), YEAR(2004-2014), CHILDS(1-8), MARITAL, CLASS