We’re Smarter When You’re Not Looking

by Bonnie

It’s not that pretty girls aren’t good at math. Or that pretty girls think they don’t have to do math because they’re so pretty. Just, when you notice girls are pretty and look at their prettiness, all they can think about is feeling pretty and there’s no room in their brains left for math. Or something like that. I can’t think straight when you’re staring.

In the study, women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit less proficiency with math.