Evidence that normal professional women do not morph into fake blonde “Human Barbie Dolls”

In response to this blog’s inaugural post, generally those defending Texas state Senator Wendy Davis have not tried to deny the radical improvement in her appearance as she aged over more than two decades — a transformation so extreme that even liberal commentators have suggested it might be the product of witchcraft.

For example, Tommy Christopher of liberal-leaning Mediaite, observes that Wendy Davis “has hottened herself up so much, the distractingly hot results have defied science,” yielding “impossible hotness.”  Noted progressive commentator Amanda Marcotte, writing at Slate — well-positioned to comment on Davis, as she hails from Texas — admits that the “shocking photo evidence” on this blog shows Davis is a “charade.”  Marcotte candidly speculates about “what kind of witchcraft” yielded these results.  Reinforcing this “is she a witch?” theme, Katie McDonough writing at Salon not only asks whether Davis is “a witch who doesn’t age?,” but asks:  “Did her witch magic contribute to her filibustering abilities, thus violating Texas Legislature rules?”  (Commenter Lynn Lee Novak goes even further, exclaiming: “she must be the Devil in disguise!”)

Unable to deny the transformation undergone by Davis, her defenders have relied mainly on the assertion that there’s nothing unusual about a professional woman undergoing such a dramatic positive change in appearance despite two decades of aging.

According to Tommy Christopher of Mediaite, “every woman” now looks “hotter than her 1991 yearbook photo.” The Houston Chronicle largely concurs:  “Pretty much everyone looked worse in the 90s, especially if they had bad 90s hair.” Commenter Derek insists Davis is “A NORMAL WOMAN JUST LIKE ANY OTHER.”  Commenter Allen adds: “a LOT of women look better as they age. You’ve never been to a reunion and seen how all the beauty queens went sharply downhill while many of the plain looking girls are now hotties?” For example, commenter Suzi Bernert: ” I look better than my high school picture now at 61 years old and have not done a thing other than change my hairstyle.”

Writers on well-respected websites who have reviewed this blog have lauded its methodical approach.  For example, the Austin Chronicle acknowledges our “journalist acumen” and “carefully vetted research,” and the Houston Chronicle praises our “very scientific research.”

As it happens, the frequent assertions that there’s nothing unusual about the radical transformation undergone by Senator Davis present what we, in the realm of science, call a “falsifiable hypothesis.”  If it is indeed common for normal professional women to morph themselves into fake blonde “Human Barbie Dolls,” then a scientific survey of the women who graduated with Senator Wendy Davis in the Harvard Law School class of 1993 should turn up numerous examples of other “Human Barbie Dolls.”

The scientific analysis involved requires only that one compare the photos of these women in the 1993 yearbook to photos of these women available on the internet today.

Over the last few days, the team of bloggers behind “The Real Wendy Davis” has gone through this comparison process for all 151 female graduates of the Harvard Law School class of 1993 whose photos were included in the yearbook (pages 82-114). We can therefore state with confidence that Senator Davis is the only member of her class who has taken such radical steps to change her appearance.

Normal professional women, as illustrated by the vast majority of yearbook photos, maintain basically the same appearance, with the principal changes consistent with the normal aging process.  A small minority of the women have become markedly less attractive with age (as is equally true of a small minority of the men; this blog does not single out any particular gender for special scrutiny). No one became substantially more attractive in the two decades following graduation — that is, no one besides Senator Davis.

Below are six examples of the vast majority of Senator Davis’s classmates, depicting normal aging among Senator Davis’s contemporaries.  We have omitted their names, to ensure this post does not turn up in searches for information about them (we certainly do not want them negatively affected by being linked to Senator Davis; henceforth comments will be moderated, to ensure no comments naming any of them can appear). Click on any photo for a larger image.

CLASSMATE 1

Before:

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After:

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CLASSMATE 2

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After:

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CLASSMATE 3

Before:

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After:

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CLASSMATE 4

Before:

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After:

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CLASSMATE 5

Before:

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After:

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CLASSMATE 6

Before:

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After:

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There is just one female member of the class of 1993 who somehow morphed into what at least some may consider a fake blonde “Human Barbie Doll”:

SENATOR WENDY DAVIS

Before:

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After:

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We’ve laid out our evidence.  If we somehow made an error in our scientific survey, given the tens of thousands of people who’ve been reading this blog we’re confident someone can and will point to at least one law school classmate of Senator Davis’s who has undergone a similar transformation.  If no such evidence is forthcoming, then this blog will enjoy the rare distinction of having finally settled the point under discussion!

Update:  For another benchmark illustrating normal aging over two decades, consult these photos of Elle Macpherson (h/t the ageless Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit)).

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Comments

  • AF_Vet  On October 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Okay…a little late to the party here, as this particular post was just pointed out from another site (http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/10/the-worst-campaign-ad-ever/comment-page-1/#comment-8647241) discussing the horrendous and desperate “Wheelchair” ad that was just puked out by Abortion Barbie’s campaign.

    I wonder if all the pro-Davis abortion trolls who posted their vigorous defense of this empty-shell of a woman 5 months ago now feel the same way? Yeah, I’m looking at you there, Alacrity (“I voting for her for her brains”).

    Oh, and for the record, all of you morons defending her missed the point of the post–it’s not because she’s a supposed ‘hottie’ that she’s being poked at here…it’s because she’s a vapid FAKE. There is nothing to this woman.

  • Deborah Alessi  On May 22, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I think it’s amazing that you want to share so much and help other people! I have favorited this blog :)

  • Jim  On February 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Keep the horsemanure coming.

    http://wendydavisfail.com

  • eqbal  On January 30, 2014 at 12:28 am

    There is some sickness in evidence on this blog. I wish you well. I also wish that I don’t find myself “here” again.

  • A Massachusetts Woman Who Now Lives in Texas  On January 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    You need to factor in that she is different from the typical Harvard graduate because she lives in Texas. Texas culture values BLOND/BEAUTY over BRAINS. So, she used her brains and went blond so she could appeal to the majority of Texans who prefer BLOND/BEAUTY over BRAINS in woman.

    I too went to Harvard graduate school. I too looked similar to her BEFORE photo as a college student but, when I married a so-called Christian man from Texas who kept cheating on me with the bleached, blond bimbos that Texas man prefer, I decided to bleach my hair blond to increase my “hotness” for my husband. I look FAR “hotter” now–as a 50 year old–than I did as a studious Harvard student. I look remarkably like her AFTER photo.

    There is nothing wrong with a woman who both wishes to be attractive to the opposite sex as well as be intelligent. This blog is clearly about BULLYING her because she dares to have a brain.

  • A Massachusetts Woman Who Now Lives in Texas  On January 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    She is different from the typical Harvard graduate because she lives in Texas. Texas cultures values BLOND over BRAINS. So, she used her brains and went blond so she could appeal to the majority of Texans who prefer BLOND over BRAINS.

    I too went to Harvard graduate school. I too looked similar to her BEFORE photo as a college student but, when I married a man from Texas who kept cheating on me with bleached, blond bimbos who reminded him of trailer bimbos Texas men prefer, I decided to bleach my hair blond to increase my “hotness” for my husband. So now I look remarkably like her AFTER photo.

    There is nothing wrong with a woman who both wishes to be attractive to the opposite sex as well as be intelligent. This blog is clearly about BULLYING her because she dares to have a brain.

  • putupjob  On January 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Adultery, dumped the kids, dumped the hubby, after he paid the bills.
    she’s not a user.. no… She’s a hottie.

  • NJR  On July 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

    So I guess Michelle Bachmann and Ann Coulter are witches, too. Then again, we already knew that and it has nothing to do with their looks.

  • bw  On July 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Did this person just step out from under a rock? First of all, how is this related to the argument of abortion, and second, how is this anything more than mud slinging because of insecurity either with people standing up or not having your facts straight?

    Also, umm..I don’t know where you are from, but there are plenty of women who become prettier with age, in fact, some do in fact seem to transform, and it’s not through plastic surgery.

    Here’s an idea, a woman in a relationship dating someone like the person who wrote this article, after getting out of the relationship would probably gain a lot of self confidence and have time for themselves other than spending every waking moment trying to please. Instead, they move on, do a few things differently, go to a gym, or just living healthier, mentally and physically. I’m pretty sure if a woman or a man left someone like the person who wrote this article, they would transform into something much better.

    And while you cite examples of former classmates looks as a reason to further tear someone down for having ideas different from yours, it just shows ignorance and fear. And btw, I’m a 31 yr old man who is with 40 yr old woman who has only gotten more beautiful with age, so your example doesn’t hold water.

    Simply put, the person who wrote this had no leg to stand on, it was a last ditch effort to sling mud for one side at another. Now don’t misunderstand, I’m not on either side. I would be an independent, if I enjoyed being broken up into groups simply cause of 1 or 2 beliefs or ideas. I think that the 2 party system is ruining our country, but that’s just my opinion. What isn’t an opinion is this “journalists” lack of integrity. Did you really read this and think it was a real story? My diatribe here counts more as a story than yours, because rather than feeding people bs, hoping to get some shallow responses that defended your point of view, I presented my case, deflated your cause, and informed people of something that is not just opinion, but fact. News is supposed to be objective, and you….are no where near close to objective. Go back to school and relearn what you obviously missed the first time.

    • bw  On July 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Also would just like to add….doesn’t everyone who had pictures taken during the 80’s and 90’s look better now by comparison. Less moose, less fanny packs and spandex. Did you consider for one second how the passage of time has worked in the last 30 years as far as fashion and social acceptance goes? If you’re not hooked on drugs, you probably look better than you did now than you did from those eras.

      • bw  On July 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        Also, describe normal. Is it what you do everyday? Everything you do everyday is normal? Including this article? This is what you do normally? Go after physical characteristics? Were you a bully in your younger years?

    • bw  On July 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      This website: A blessing of stupidity, or another “ugly bully” trying to make other people feel beneath them?

      see what I did there? ^_^

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woNhdzFiqfo <–Project Channel Idea

  • John  On July 7, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Are you a moron or just retarded?

  • svargas3  On July 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Hahahaha Ummm. Is this really your argument?? What on earth does this have to do with abortion or the Bill in anyway. Classic smear campaign by angry conservatives that have absolutely no backing or evidence to sustain their arguments. Good job, good job. You have successfully made yourself look extremely dumb. Bravo!

  • Anonymous  On July 7, 2013 at 3:14 am

    What is the difference between your thought process and the thought process of the Taliban? Sure, you’re white, shaved, well dressed….. but apart from that – methinks, not much.

    Unless this site is about sarcasm, in which case – yeah oops :-)

  • Minnie  On July 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USguKUk9iLM She’s never tried to hide the fact that she was a brunette. The 1991 yearbook photo is just ONE photo, and maybe not the most flattering one. Look at the other photos used in the video. The only difference is that she has aged and dyed her hair blonde.

    I feel useless pointing this out to you, but so many women look better in their forties or fifties than in their twenties. I think you can’t come to terms with the fact that she’s so attractive – because, daresay that a feminist ever be beautiful or give attention to her appearance.

    Just let it go.

  • Susan  On July 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Holy cow, this is a funny website. Or is it crazy? I’m having a hard time deciding…I’m going to go with funny & bizarre. I hope it’s satire (although it’s kind of lame satire…needs a little more oomph) but I think it might be intended as some sort of serious social criticism. Whatever.

    • realwendydavis  On July 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Perceptive comments.

      • madelene  On July 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

        You are so caddy and bitter its not even funny. This is literally the most ridiculous website I have ever come across. And what exactly is your case against Wendy Davis? That shes too pretty? That she may have had work done? What? Is this supposed to be journalism?

  • Russell  On July 5, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Wow, amazing that the snark on this site goes over the heads of so many otherwise intelligent readers.

  • DGH  On July 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Forget the issue of feminism. You’re clearly factually wrong. It is Davis in both photographs, and she does look great now, and wasn’t bad at all back then. In fact, one reason she’s more sexy now is she’s standing up for what she believes. Nothing’s hotter than confidence and skill. Beauty and brains. Oh, baby.

  • Moms Hugs aka Eve  On July 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Wow… just WOW! You have entirely too much time to ponder irrelevant information. Thankfully I don’t look as frumpy as when working my way through law school what with studying into the wee hours of the morning. None of us looked good then & no one had time to mess around with hair & makeup either. Way too busy, which is more than I can say for the fool who spent his/her time on this blog. Get a job & stop living off whoever you’re living off of!!!!

  • Alacrity Fitzhughe  On July 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Yeah, she’s hot. I’ll vote for her.
    Not for her looks, For her brains.

  • Alan Webb  On July 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    She’s hot? That’s all you got for an attack? Lame.

  • Ima Texan Hogg  On July 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    One thing for sure- you spend a lot of time at home, alone with a box of tissues.

    And it’s not just because you are sad.

  • aliceventuri  On July 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    If this is supposed to be satire, you’re doing it wrong. Your posts are far too earnest and not nearly over-the-top enough. But you know, I don’t think this is supposed to be satire; there’s just a bit too much passive-aggressive misogyny here for that.

    If this is supposed to be serious, you’re still doing it wrong. Clueless adolescent boys deal with women (be they politicians or otherwise) on a basis of their looks. Adults prefer to look a bit deeper than that. Disagreeing with a politician over policy differences is pretty normal. Trying to score points by making fun of how they look is pretty creepy. Really puts you in pond scum territory. But then, who’d put up a blog like this, except someone attempting to use the lowest common denominator to smear a politician they disagree with? It’s so much easier than dealing with issues of substance.

    As for your really weird references to feminism, from what I’ve read here I don’t think you’d recognize a real life feminist if one bit you on the ass. Which they wouldn’t do, at least not without a hazmat team standing by. You should either engage your brain a bit more here, or find something more constructive to do with your life.

  • Maynard Johnson  On July 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I checked you Austin Chronicle and Houston Chronicle links. Both articles are making fun of you. As they should.

  • Maynard Johnson  On July 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

    What a croc. IF you are going to take up women who look good at older ages, how about Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn, the anti-woman Republican that John Boehner chose to floor manage the House GOP/Tea’s latest anti-reproductive rights bill. She also voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Violence Against Women Act.

    But she is 61 and looks better than Michele Bachmann. Skin as smooth as Joan Rivers’ face. And 11 years older than Wendy Davis..

  • Jane Moss  On July 4, 2013 at 1:42 am

    I hope this is satire. A male politician is rarely criticized like this for his looks.

  • johnmburt  On July 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Uh, yeah, she might simply have lost weight and had her hair done, or she might have had cosmetic surgery. Either way, what’s your flamin’ point? Who, besides you, cares?

    Well, you *are* getting a lot of hits from people who essentially say, “Somebody has an entire blog devoted to WHAT? You’ve got to be kidding me! Let me see!” So I guess you could say that you are getting some attention.

    Arthur D Hlavaty http://supergee.livejournal.com/3047745.html#comments has what I think is the funniest comment yet:

    “Wendy Davis refuses to look like a REAL FEMINIST (frumpy, not blonde), and therefore must not be one. It is almost as shocking as the president’s refusal to tapdance and eat watermelon.”

    Well, enjoy your fame while it lasts, if it isn’t already over. Maybe you’ll start getting some more page views if Senator Davis is chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate…

  • Rock  On July 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    She looks good because she exercises. In fact, it’s because of her athleticism that she was chosen to be the one to carry out the filibuster in the first place. This is the dumbest thing I have read in a while.

  • StandWithWendy  On July 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks for mansplaining feminism for us. I look hotter than I did in my 1991 highschool yearbook, too. Conclusion: Liberal women improve with age. You’re just jealous.

  • Sarah  On July 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    So essentially, how dare she be hot? Good grief. Get a life.

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