There’s no point defying the God of Biomechanics with your paltry platitudes and social justice shibboleths, for His rule is longer than time and His kingdom vaster than the universe.
The little revelations of the God of Biomechanics intruding meatily into human affairs include the results from this analysis of anonymous, aggregate online search data.
…contemporary American parents are far more likely to want their boys smart and their girls skinny. […]
But this question is not asked equally about young boys and young girls. Parents are two and a half times more likely to ask “Is my son gifted?” than “Is my daughter gifted?” Parents show a similar bias when using other phrases related to intelligence that they may shy away from saying aloud, like, “Is my son a genius?”
What concerns do parents disproportionately have for their daughters? Primarily, anything related to appearance. Consider questions about a child’s weight. Parents Google “Is my daughter overweight?” roughly twice as frequently as they Google “Is my son overweight?” […]
Google search data also tell us that mothers and fathers are more likely to wonder whether their daughter is “beautiful” or “ugly.”
Parents are one and a half times more likely to ask whether their daughter is beautiful than whether their son is, but they are nearly three times more likely to ask whether their daughter is ugly than whether their son is ugly.
There is a larger bias toward asking whether sons are “tall” than “short.” Parents are more likely to ask whether a son is “happy” and slightly more likely to ask whether a daughter is “depressed.”
Chicks dig power.
Men dig beauty.
The rest is commentary designed to mollify the butthurt ego.
Women prefer taller men to shorter men.
Men prefer slender women (women’s preference for thin men is relatively weaker).
Smart boys usually go on to become successful men, whom women love.
Pretty girls grow into beautiful women, whom men love.
And these are the iddies and undercurrents of our hindbrains that explain why parents’ search terms are sex-differentiated.
The Trumpening is both a return to an acknowledgement of the eternal and irreconcilable rule of the God of Biomechanics, and the repercussion of foolish revolt against Him.