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Study: Male Jurors More Likely To Find Overweight Women Guilty
CBS Local ^ | January 12, 2013

Posted on 01/15/2013 5:19:01 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

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 researchers gathered a group of 471 pretend peers of varying body sizes and described to them a case of check fraud. They also presented them with one of four images—either a large man, a lean man, a large woman, or a lean woman—and identified the person in the photograph as the defendant.

Participants rated the pretend-defendant’s guilt on a five-point scale. No fat bias was present when the female pretend peers evaluated the fake female defendants or when either men or women assessed the guilt of the men.

But when the male pretend peers pronounced judgment on the fake female defendants – physical bias weighed in on their decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at connecticut.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: jurors; overweight
Sounds a lot like male FReepers.
1 posted on 01/15/2013 5:19:10 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Humans are not perfect.

This news flash brought to you courtesy of a hefty government grant.

2 posted on 01/15/2013 5:21:50 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A big leg woman ain’t got no soul.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 5:23:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No surprise on this forum.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 5:24:24 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As most of these “studies” it is a complete fraud. The “study” was not about court cases. No one was in a courtroom during a real trial.

Pictures were shown to men outside of a courtroom. Telling them that it was about a trial does not make it about a trial.

As with all these “studies” idiots will apply the false results to real life with stupid consequences.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 5:27:01 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOL


6 posted on 01/15/2013 5:28:19 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

... more likely to find overweight women guilty of ... what?


7 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:27 AM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

... more likely to find overweight women guilty of ... what?


8 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:33 AM PST by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m 100% certain that someone who would apply for a grant to determine whether men are sexist is going to find that the data shows that men are sexist.

This is what comes of results oriented studies in the humanities.

Has there ever been a hypothesis in the humanities that has not been supported by the grant funded research? I don’t think so.

Why even do the research (assuming that they actually do). Just write up your assumptions and publish it as fact.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 5:32:56 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
I’m 100% certain that someone who would apply for a grant to determine whether men are sexist is going to find that the data shows that men are sexist.

Probably conducted by a whole herd of big ole guilty women.
10 posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Of course them damn fatties be guilty as hell.

You know I'm right.

(lol)

11 posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:07 AM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: SampleMan
Why even do the research (assuming that they actually do). Just write up your assumptions and publish it as fact.

In a somewhat similar vein, Tom Wolfe wrote "The Painted Word" about modern art. I believe the point he made was that the stuff on the canvas had ceased to be very important -- it was all about the critics. A critic could "see" things other people did not see. A critic could find "meaning" where there was none. If a critic said you were a mere dauber, then it was over for you. If a critic said you were the next big thing, then you were.

The painting didn't matter -- the reviews were where the action was.
The research doesn't matter -- the published "findings" are what's important.

12 posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:19 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Can we get some “NOT GUILTY” pictures, please?


13 posted on 01/15/2013 5:41:02 AM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Can’t say that I blame them.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 5:44:34 AM PST by BobL
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Casey Anthony wasn’t one ounce overweight, I did not attend the trial, but I would gladly drop a pellet on her.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 5:44:53 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
In a somewhat similar vein, Tom Wolfe wrote "The Painted Word" about modern art. I believe the point he made was that the stuff on the canvas had ceased to be very important -- it was all about the critics. A critic could "see" things other people did not see.

Like the world's most expensive modern photo?

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16 posted on 01/15/2013 5:45:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Overweight females ARE guilty. Duh.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 5:46:23 AM PST by Principled
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To: SampleMan

I’m pretty sure the fat bald guy did it. ; )


18 posted on 01/15/2013 5:48:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
But when the male pretend peers pronounced judgment on the fake female defendants ...

I couldn't get the past the "pretend peers" and "fake females" in this article. "Science," indeed.

19 posted on 01/15/2013 5:48:52 AM PST by Tax-chick (Please explain how my being in a fuss would help the situation.)
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To: SampleMan

>>This is what comes of results oriented studies in the humanities.

AKA “The Voodoo Sciences”.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 5:50:19 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Guilty, guilty, guilty and free as a bird. Five men and seven women found her not guilty.

21 posted on 01/15/2013 5:52:42 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

22 posted on 01/15/2013 5:53:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Also in the study: transvestite wookies are guilty.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 5:59:33 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
And women vote for men like Clinton and Obama because of perceived charm etc. Equally wrong and unjust.
24 posted on 01/15/2013 5:59:42 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: dfwgator

Honestly - who wears elbow gloves to a trial? She’s guilty as h*ll.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 6:03:42 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The writers from Married....With Children are only wishing this study would have come out 20 years ago.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 6:10:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Not-so-scientific FR Poll:

1.

Guilty

Not Guilty

2.

3.

27 posted on 01/15/2013 6:11:36 AM PST by WVKayaker ("the sacrifice of One birthed opportunity for new life and real HOPE for all"-Sarah Palin 12/17/12)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Robert Bork, who served as a tank commander in Korea during the Korean War (and was grilled by certain Senate Democrats for taking a leave from law school to do so) said that if he were innocent he would prefer a court-martial, if he were guilty, he would prefer a civilian jury.

I believe that women jurors are far more prone to acquit, in general, than men.

And what about the Menendez brothers batting their eyelashs at female jurors?

Gimme a break!


28 posted on 01/15/2013 6:14:32 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is total crap. Of course, if I am shown pictures out side a court room, I might say that a fattie is guilty of the crime...However, in a courtroom as a juror, I would take the situation VERY seriously and help pass a truthful verdict that has only evidence as my guidance. This is the most crappy article and study on Earth.


29 posted on 01/15/2013 6:15:58 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Defense attorney- what is your name, Laz,NEXT!


30 posted on 01/15/2013 6:15:58 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So ladies, if you plan on killing your husbands, make sure you go on a diet first.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 6:18:29 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: xsmommy

I did not!


32 posted on 01/15/2013 6:21:19 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
When I read this article I thought of two things; Debra Lafave and the Menendez brothers. I well remember Rush saying that women should not be allowed on the juries where the defendants are good looking young men.

I still don't know how anyone could find Debra Lafave guilty(sarcasm alert)

33 posted on 01/15/2013 6:59:38 AM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Male Jurors More Likely To Find Overweight Women Guilty

That is true of FReepers as well.

34 posted on 01/15/2013 7:02:26 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: WVKayaker

#3 is so guilty that even OJ knows she’s guilty.


35 posted on 01/15/2013 7:04:12 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: SampleMan
I call it the "reverse scientific method":

  1. Draw your conclusions.
  2. Find data which supports them.
  3. Discard any which does not.
  4. Present your findings to make it sound sophisticated and reality based.

Follow this formula carefully and in order and you, too, can be a published scholar. But only if your conclusions are supported by the know-it-all crowd in media and academia.
36 posted on 01/15/2013 7:07:41 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hoodat

37 posted on 01/15/2013 7:12:45 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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38 posted on 01/15/2013 7:13:36 AM PST by BuddhistConservative
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Exactly like a lot of male FReepers. Since it’s not PC to make cracks about ethnicity, race, religion or hair color, weight is now the last area for nasty comments and off colored jokes. These so called men should take a look in the mirror.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 7:47:49 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: SIDENET

40 posted on 01/15/2013 8:11:28 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Hoodat

It is stated incorrectly.

It should be “pretty women are more likely to skate”

Or “Men less likely to convict pretty women”


41 posted on 01/15/2013 8:27:30 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Solution: Select only blind male jurors.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 1:07:35 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Solution: Select only blind male jurors.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 1:07:51 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Actually, a fascinating study. It has always been my contention that so much protesting about man-hating feminists is both a --

1) straw man argument designed to try to throw all women, not just ideological feminists, on the defensive

2) a whining, "projection" attempt to avoid the sad knowledge that men have a deep-seated antagonism toward women

And it's not necessarily sexist. I think Rush Limbaugh is a text-book case of it. He falls for a gorgeous young woman, then can't handle a long-term relationship where he might have to deal with the horrible reality that she is not beautiful and perfectly groomed 24/7.

And I'll bet he treats the women who work for him with fastidious fairness. Like I said, it's not sexism, it's misogyny.

You could write a PhD dissertation on many men's tragic inability to love what doesn't excite his eyes sexually at any particular moment.

A fat woman is a woman a man doesn't want to have sex with. Therefore, she's to be hated, and imprisoned away from sight!. Even if she was beautiful once, was faithful and loving and devoted. He hates her.

And the porn addiction that seems to haunt men--disembodied women's body parts floating on a computer screen, eh, how disgusting.

This is a study for the FR wimmin haters club.

44 posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:02 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: ClearCase_guy

Excuse me, but exactly how many times has there been a “not guilty” here on fr for any murderess who happens to be nubile?


45 posted on 01/15/2013 4:38:49 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
You could write a PhD dissertation on many men's tragic inability to love what doesn't excite his eyes sexually at any particular moment.

To be blunt it is "hard" to fake an erection. Visual stimulation is not required but makes the situation 100 times easier. We cant just lay there and groan and fake it. No PhD dissertation needed.

46 posted on 01/15/2013 5:04:07 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Mamzelle

Even better, it’s flypaper for the FR Manhater’s Club, lol.


47 posted on 01/15/2013 5:08:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: central_va
I have watched a few marriages go on the rocks because the wife gained weight, something that happens to many women when they get older, have a man's children and face middle age, etc. And as much as I adore Rush, I cringe when he starts pontificating about women. He's as blind to his own problems as he is deaf to them. I always hear echoes of his failed three marriages.

In this world where so many marriages fail and do horrible damage to children, it wouldn't hurt for a few studies on how men can deal with their sexuality and how what their eyes so can ruin their lives and the lives of their children.

Women don't have the kind of hostility to fat men that men have toward fat women. For instance, you don't see a lot of photographs posted on FR of fat men by women, but it's *hard* to ever get through a thread about the "war of the sexes" without the prerequisite grotesque photo of a fat woman, posted by a gleeful FReeper boy who must have a whole file of them at the ready.

The study was also about people's reaction to fat men. Only men's attitudes towards women were so prejudicial. Imagine hating to look at a woman so much that you want her imprisoned.

48 posted on 01/15/2013 5:42:38 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

That was a nice response but the war between the sexes continues. The “fat” wife demands either celibacy or fidelity from her husband who just wants to enjoy the simple act of love making.


49 posted on 01/15/2013 11:30:41 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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