Women are more likely to post photos of themselves in sexy outfits online than in other places, according to a new study.
The study was led by researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois, who say it reveals the extent to which women’s bodies are seen as valuable commodities.
The research was published Tuesday in the journal PLoS ONE.
The researchers collected photos of 4,700 people from various parts of the world, looking for the average amount of clothing items each woman put in her or his closet.
They then used a statistical technique called “p-hacking,” which simulates the way images are captured in the real world.
In this study, women were given two items: a white turtleneck, and a black one.
They were told to click on the “dress” or “tuxedo” to reveal the picture.
For example, if a woman were wearing a black turtlenecks, the computer would show the shirt and pants.
The women’s outfits were then compared to the men’s photos and compared to their own, in a process that took more than three hours.
The results revealed that women were far more likely than men to post a picture of themselves with a shirt, pants or sweater.
But there were some notable differences.
While men were more likely as a group to post images of themselves wearing a white T-shirt, the study found that men were significantly more likely in the photos with a sweater.
This suggests that men may have an easier time getting their image out in the world because of their gender, says co-author Sarah Renn, a professor of communications and marketing at Northwestern.
Men were also more likely on average to post pictures of themselves posing with a black shirt and black pants.
The results are similar to the ones previously reported in the Journal of Marketing and Marketing Communications.
The study also found that women’s clothes are viewed as valuable by other people as well.
Men were more inclined to post comments about women’s fashion choices, and women were more willing to make their own comments about themselves.
“It’s not just a matter of women being more sexually empowered, it’s that they’re more open to other people,” says Renn.
Men’s clothing may have a negative impact on women, but Renn believes that it’s the women who are more vulnerable to being attacked for wearing it.
“We’ve known for some time that women are much more likely [to be attacked] for wearing the wrong thing or not wearing the right thing, but this is the first time we’ve actually seen it in the context of clothing,” she says.
The findings could be good news for women who don’t wear clothes at all, but it could also be bad news for the people who do wear them, she says, noting that it might encourage women to look for the clothes that fit them best, rather than just buying them.