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Burch, Rebecca L. und Laura Johnsen: "Captain Dorito and the bombshell. Supernormal stimuli in comics and film." In: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences (2019). 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
DOI: 10.1037%2Febs0000164
BibTeX citation key: Burch2019
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Keywords: Body, Gender, Statistics, Superhero, USA
Creators: Burch, Johnsen
Collection: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences
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We examined the visualization of male and female superheroes, paying attention to physical dimensions and costuming that accentuated hyper-masculine or hyper-feminine features such as shoulder-to-waist ratio, jawlines, upper body muscularity, waist-to-hip ratio, and breast morphology. Body mass index (BMI) data were collected for 3,752 Marvel comic characters. Male characters were huge and well beyond the normal range for shoulder-to-waist ratio, resembling and exaggerating the Captain Dorito meme (the concept that Captain America, as played by Chris Evans, has the shoulder-to-waist ratio of a triangular Dorito corn chip). Female bodies were uniformly thin and hyperfeminine, with waist-to-hip ratios smaller than the most sought-after porn actresses. These bodies can be thought of as supernormal stimuli; exaggerations of what humans have long found attractive.
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