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A report by Dr. Satosh Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist, claims that more attractive parents have a tendency to have more daughters. So how does one come to such a conclusion, aside from looking at pictures of stunning celebutots like Shiloh and Suri? Well, Kanazawa has kept tabs on 17,000 British residents for decades. Their attractiveness was rated by their teachers at age 7 (yeah, nothing subjective or unseemly about that), and those people were then interviewed again at age 45. In the end, it was found that the most attractive ones were more likely to have daughters.
Kanazawa’s theory as to why: In a nutshell, women benefit more from being attractive than men in our society, therefore it makes sense that pretty parents have girls to pass this evolutionary perk on to. Wow, how many offensive claims can one study publish? Rating people's looks this way is creepy and non-scientific, and the theory is pretty sexist, right? (Whatever happened to the whole X/Y chromosome thing? Do sperm really know that their makers are attractive -- and that the looming egg is, too?) Plus, there’s something irritating and anti-feminist about believing that beauty has become an evolutionary quality. It implies that men are shallow and a woman needs looks to be married off for the purpose of keeping our species alive. Look, I consider myself a hot mama and I have a girl and a boy -- does that make me average? Should I be insulted?
What do you think? Could a couple's looks really influence their baby's gender? Chime in below!