Jordan Peterson can’t release a tweet without causing the left to fly into some sort of rage, but that’s what happens when you don’t toe the politically correct line set by the outrage mob. Peterson seems to be having fun saying and doing the things that make the left furious, but when you have as much hate coming at you as he does, you might as well do what you can to make it fun.
One of the things Peterson is doing to make it fun is turning his Twitter account into an unofficial “smash or pass” game. Previously, the good doctor set the internet on fire when he commented that Sports Illustrated’s new swimsuit model, Yumi Nu, wasn’t beautiful due to her very obvious obesity and that authoritarians attempting to force the “big is beautiful” concept on people won’t change that.
Fast forward to last Thursday and it was announced that golfer and Instagram model Paige Spiranac was named Maxim magazine’s “sexiest woman alive.” Naturally, Peterson decided to add his commentary.
“Ok,” tweeted Peterson. ” She might be beautiful.”
Ok. She might be beautiful 🙂 https://t.co/bz84d0uNti
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) June 16, 2022
I’m not going to post the reactions to Peterson’s tweet, but you can bet that the backlash for it isn’t pretty, so to speak. Peterson attracts a special kind of anger not experienced by others who speak out against mainstream culture.
The thing is, as I detailed in my article about Peterson’s first dust-up, Spiranac is objectively very beautiful. Peterson isn’t at all wrong, but being a blond-haired woman with a healthy body, asymmetrical face, and large…tracts of land is likely to make those who adhere to woke culture angry, or at the very least, angry with the people who find someone like her beautiful.
The thing is, we’re biologically wired to find someone like Spiranac beautiful, and by “we” I mean both men and women. Allow me to quote some science by SQonline:
After a lifetime of being told that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” it may seem strange that beauty has an objective quality. However, even science supports the idea that there is some objectivity to the contributions of beauty to evolution. One meta-analysis of 919 studies revealed that our beauty standards are relatively fixed both across and within different cultures, proving that there are some universally preferred characteristics (3). Some important factors that predispose us to perceiving a face as attractive include health, symmetry of the face and body, specific ratios (between eye distance for example), and facial color. Attractive faces are also defined as familiar because they tend to match the average features of what is in the population around us, especially when it comes to proportions (5).
Meaning that men want to be with beauty and women want to be beautiful in this biological sense.
Peterson, ever the logical and scientific man, is speaking the truth. Spiranac is beautiful and thousands of years of this being confirmed by our race isn’t going to suddenly stop because the leftist mob said it should. This isn’t to say that women who don’t look like Spiranac can’t be considered beautiful. Body types vary and the vast majority of women aren’t going to achieve the sculpted and toned body of Spiranac. Some may not prefer the tall blond, but the shorter brunette or the quirky redhead. Some may even prefer a less toned body than many models display.
I know I do.
However, in the end, beauty does have a standard that it all revolves around, and modern anger isn’t going to cause instinct to disappear.