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Questionable claim about attractiveness differenceEdit

Concerning this part:

One a website called Marquardt Beauty Analysis there is a mask which can be overlayed over one's face and test one's attractiveness based on how closely it correlates with the mask. Women correlate with the mask much more often than men do, and as confirm what we already know - women are more attractive

Afaik that mask is not really based on sound science. There is evidence from OkCupid that men are not uglier. They let males rate each other and that yielded a normal bell curve (source) so this suggests women simply rate more harshly due to choosiness, possibly to avoid coming across as initiating.

There are mixed findings about men having a higher mutation rate (heavily contested, see mutation).

This would be sort of in line with the variability hypothesis, but even that only really noticeable in dimensions in which men strongly outcompete women (as everything tends to get more varied the more potential there is), which isn't so much the case in terms of looks. Bibipi (talk) 07:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I have altered the paragraph in line with your concerns. Feel free to make additional modifications if you please. Thebreeze (talk) 18:14, 11 January 2020 (UTC)