A new study on infidelity has revealed that men become more jealous of alpha males when their girlfriends are at their most fertile, mirroring mating behaviour amongst chimpanzees, the Telegraph reported this week.
Liverpool University biological science expert Rob Burriss said females favour high testosterone square jawed faces when fertile, and big-eyed feminine types for long term relationships.
Men become more wary of masculine-looking men only when the females facial preferences begin to shift prior to ovulation, he suggested, Face shape and structure are good indicators of dominance.
Meanwhile in India, feminists launched a protest over textbooks in Rajastan, which compare women to donkeys in the new curriculum.
A donkey is like a housewife, the book aimed at 14 year olds, explains. In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents home youll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master. (Sunday Times)
In more animal/ battle-of-the-sexes news, religious police in Iran launched a renewed morality drive against Bad Islamic Behaviour this week, cracking down on men with long hair and those wearing Western style T shirts, and women breaking traditional dress codes.
"In our campaign, we will confront women showing their bare legs in short pants", Tehran's police chief, Morteza TalaI, promised.
"We are also going to combat women wearing skimpy headscarves or without socks, short and form-fitting coats, and the ones walking pets in parks and streets", he added (Iran Press Service).
Top Iranian cleric Hojatolislam Hassani previously accused dog owners of moral depravity, in an angry tirade against canines some three years ago.
"I demand the judiciary arrest all dogs with long, medium or short legs - together with their long-legged owners," Mr Hassani reportedly told reformist newspaper Etemad. "Otherwise I'll do it myself," he promised. (BBC)
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