Most men, if you polled them, would overwhelming respond to women on dating websites, and not other men; women would likely do the reserve.This does not mean, however, that men (or women) “devalue” other men (or women).
The data is labeled “unfortunate” in some respects, because there appear to be winners and losers, and those winners and losers seem to break down along racial lines.
When it comes to mating, it seems that everyone doesn’t get to join hands and cross the finish line at the same time so that we all end up with equally-high self-esteem (I know; I was shocked too).
In fact, she doesn’t seem to offer any explanation whatsoever for these patterns of responses.
If I had to, I would guess that her explanation, if simplified somewhat, would reduce to “racism did it”, but it’s hard to tell.
This is something that I imagine Jenny understands, but it likely slipped her mind in the midst of trying to make a point.
There are few examples to consider, but the first is by far the simplest.The important point here is that Let’s say, for instance, that men tend to prefer women shorter than themselves as dating partners (the reasons for this preference or it’s actual existence need not necessarily concern us).If that were the case, provided there are any average differences in height among the races, we would still see different response rates to and from each racial group, even though no one was selecting on the basis of race.It sounds as if she’s condemning other people for their sexual preferences in that respect.There are many comments to make about this, but let’s start with this one: apparently, there’s something of a no-win situation being erected from the get go.When one group is preferred, it’s a “fetish”, whereas when they’re not preferred, they’re “devalued”.