From the UK Daily Mail, "Do girls only want a career because they can't attract a man? Provocative study casts high fliers in a new light"
Forget ambition, financial security and that first-class degree.Editor's comment - It could also explain why so many attractive Republican ladies have such a hard time balancing home life and political careers, while so many Democrat women don't seem to have such problems. And of course, why these homely women absolutely despise the good-lookin' gals.
A controversial study has concluded that the real reason women pursue careers is because they fear they are too unattractive to get married.
The research team, made up of three women and two men, said that when men are thin on the ground, 'women are more likely to choose briefcase over baby'.
And the plainer a woman is, they claim, the more she is driven to succeed in the workplace.
Central to their argument was the idea that women have evolved to become homemakers and men, providers.
They said this means that when men are scarce in a particular area, women, and particularly less attractive ladies, may decide they need to provide for themselves with a well-paid career...
They were also asked how attractive they believed themselves to be to men.
Those women who saw themselves as being less desirable than average were highly likely to be career-orientated.
The study, which was carried out by U.S. and Dutch researchers, is published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.