Boobs or brains? What would you choose?
A substantial portion of young women in the U.K. would choose breasts over brains, according to a recent online survey.
The U.K. discount website MyVoucherCodes asked 1,100 18-25-year-old women if they would trade their IQ’s for bigger breasts. One-third of respondents said they would.
The survey, which was sent to The Huffington Post, also found that 41 percent of women would rather have bigger breasts than a high IQ, and 24 percent of those who preferred bigger breasts said it was because it would make them “feel happier.”
In addition, 44 percent of the respondents would rather have a “slim figure” than high intelligence, with 29 percent of those women saying they felt being slim would make them feel “more confident.”
The survey also suggests that the women’s preferences might have more to do with what they think men value than what they value in themselves.
Fifty-seven percent of the women said they thought men would be “more interested” in them romantically if they had bigger breasts and 59 percent said they thought that, when looking for a relationship, men valued the appearance of a woman more so than her intelligence.
Overall, a whopping 79 percent of women surveyed felt they were judged more by their appearance than by their intelligence.
There were also economic concerns behind many of the women’s preferences. The survey found that 49 percent of the respondents believed that being “attractive” would also help a woman in her career.
This is rather depressing news. Someone needs to educate these little girls or something. Sad to hear this. It’s probably worse in the UK.