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Fraser_0762
10-04-17, 12:28 PM
[Moderator note: This topic was split from an earlier thread here (http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188126).]

On another note, where did the term "fairer sex" come from? Women don't seem any fairer to me.

aeon
10-04-17, 12:36 PM
On another note, where did the term "fairer sex" come from? Women don't seem any fairer to me.

Why Are Women Called The Fairer Sex? (https://www.quora.com/Why-are-women-called-the-fairer-sex)


Cheers,
Ian

Fraser_0762
10-04-17, 02:13 PM
Why Are Women Called The Fairer Sex? (https://www.quora.com/Why-are-women-called-the-fairer-sex)


Cheers,
Ian

"Maybe women are the "fairer" sex because they're also more fair - meaning impartial, even-handed, and honest in their judgments and decisions."

Yeah....

aeon
10-04-17, 02:39 PM
I donít remember where the research study and paper were done and published, so dismiss this if you wish...


men and women lie equally about infidelity
men lie more often about accomplishments
women lie more often to preserve social relationships


Cheers,
Ian

Fuzzy12
10-04-17, 03:27 PM
Why Are Women Called The Fairer Sex? (https://www.quora.com/Why-are-women-called-the-fairer-sex)


Cheers,
Ian

I always assumed it was because women ( the wealthy aristocratic ones at least) didn't go out into the sun as much as men and therefore had lighter skin colour.

aeon
10-04-17, 03:30 PM
I always assumed it was because women ( the wealthy aristocratic ones at least) didn't go out into the sun as much as men and therefore had lighter skin colour.

Read the entirety of the link, and especially the first discussion post, and you will see this is explicity stated and examined.


Thanks,
Ian

Fraser_0762
10-04-17, 04:54 PM
I donít remember where the research study and paper were done and published, so dismiss this if you wish...


men and women lie equally about infidelity
men lie more often about accomplishments
women lie more often to preserve social relationships


Cheers,
Ian

I'd probably agree with that going by personal experience. Don't have physical evidence on hand.... but I know it's true. :eyebrow:

Fraser_0762
10-04-17, 04:56 PM
I always assumed it was because women ( the wealthy aristocratic ones at least) didn't go out into the sun as much as men and therefore had lighter skin colour.

I'm not female and i'm not wealthy, the sun is my arch nemesis and must be destroyed.

sarahsweets
10-08-17, 06:33 AM
less hairy?

Little Missy
10-14-17, 06:59 PM
My friend that died said I needed to be " bathed in buttermilk " to keep my skin fair. :lol: