Never seen a lover or friend of man meat with gusto? Consciously or not, the chances of it being their attempt to look more masculine in the presence of ladies.
This is not mere conjecture, but it has been proven scientifically. Research shows that most men believe by eating steak, burger, or processed red meat will make them look more manly than men vegetarian.
Professor Hank Rothgerber of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, United States explained that eating meat is often associated with a symbol of virility and power. Hank statement based on research that has been published in the journal ‘Men and masculinity’.
“There was a group of men who really believe in food called chick food (food puller women), and they eat two servings of burgers to declare their masculinity,” Hank said, as quoted by the Times of India from NBC news.
He added that the consumption of meat is a symbol of the patriarchy that emphasizes understanding the power is in the hands of men. Whether it’s in the family and social life.
As for the men who were respondents in the research Hank, most replied, ‘meat is too good not to be eaten’. The study surveyed 125 students majoring in psychology, aged between 18 and early 20-something years.
From these studies also revealed, a man expressing behavior that is more fun to eat meat. They generally assume that the hierarchy, the lower animals than humans, and believed it to be their destiny to eat meat.
While acknowledging that the study was done on a small scale, but Hank believes there is a correlation between meat and masculinity. According to him, there is a pressure for men to prove their masculinity by eating more meat.
This assumption is reinforced by the results of other studies that suggest a link between man and red meat. Previously, researchers from the University of British Columbia revealed that vegetarian men look less macho when compared to men eating meat. Even in the eyes of women who do not like meat.
Last year, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University shows the results of the study are more or less the same. The meat consumers tend to associate masculinity, strength and macho with a meat-based diet.