Dirty Hippies

When you think of the Occupy movemement what do you think of?

Dirty, smelly people living in tents on sidewalks or parks of major cities?

If so, you aren't far off from how they view themselves.  In a recent study at Stanford they discovered "unattractive" people were twice as likely to donate to the Occupy movement.  You can ready the story in full HERE.

Professor Margaret Neale and doctoral student Peter Belmi tested perceived concepts of beauty in relation to social hierarchies. The researchers told half of the participants to write about a time when they felt physically attractive or unattractive. The remaining participants wrote about an incident in which they were sensitive or insensitive to the needs of others.

The participants were then asked to rate their own attractiveness and their ability to empathize. Finally, after watching a short video about the Occupy Movement, participants were asked if they would like to donate their compensatory $50 lottery ticket to the movement.

Researchers found that those who perceived themselves to be less attractive were almost twice as likely to donate to Occupy. Those who related memories of self-confidence about their appearance viewed themselves as part of an elite social class and were less likely to donate to social inequality causes.

Makes sense when you think about it.  The Occupy movement is all about a victim mentality, not being as good as others and therefor being at a disadvantage and therefor needing the government to give them something.

This is similar to the 2012 UCLA study that found Democrat women tend to look more like men, where Republican women were more feminen and attractive.