The researchers who led this study believe “feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women outperformed them.” So basically women have to worry about stepping on shards of shattered masculinity when breaking glass ceilings. Women are purchasing more music than men, emerging as leaders in STEM fields, and now hold more advanced degrees than men do.
Michelle Obama spoke a few weeks ago on the importance of girls paying attention in school and getting good grades.
If you attended a good school, have an impressive job, have career aspirations or dream of future success, men will find you less attractive.
“I’ve been told by well-meaning relatives: ‘Don’t talk about work on a date, dumb it down, and it’s bad to earn so much money because guys will be scared of you.’ And I got the word ‘intimidating’ a lot,” said Alexis, a 35-year-old lawyer in San Francisco. Nearly half of single women believe their professional success is intimidating to the men they meet.
He reiterated this statement the night before my first day of high school, and it’s a piece of advice I’ve carried with me since. I love the career I’m building and have a group of friends I trust and admire.