Study: Male Jurors More Likely To Find Fat Females Guilty
"Male members of a jury are more likely to find a defendant guilty if the accused person is an overweight female.
According to a recent study by Yale University psychologists, male, and not female, jurors are also more inclined to believe that a fat woman is a repeat offender who had malicious intent.
The male pretend jurors were proven to be 'significantly more likely' to find the obese female defendants, rather than the slim ones, guilty, but the slimmer male participants were the harshest, frequently labeling the fat women 'repeat offenders' with 'awareness' of their crimes.
Men can get away with being overweight and less than attractive, but an obese woman is an affront to the physical perfection that society demands from women.
A fat female is suspected of being lazy and slovenly, the reasoning goes something like this: If Bertha weren't so lazy she would join a health club! The heifer doesn't care that she looks sloppy and fat!
I would be much more likely to find an overweight female defendant guilty, and I could care less what charges have been levied against her. If a woman doesn't care about her physical appearance, chances are that she doesn't care about following the rules - period.
A fat female defendant would be well-advised to call Jenny Craig, even before she calls her lawyer.
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