We think we know the reason for Kristen Stewart’s global appeal. Turns out that resting bitch face is one of the few facial expressions that surpass all cultural barriers.
Researchers at the University of Ohio made the discovery in an experiment in which they filmed their students in discussion. Using an algorithm to track their facial movements, researchers found three distinct muscle movements that only occurred when the participant was disagreeing.
A furrowed brow, raised chin and Blair Waldorf style pursing of the lips came together to create what researchers dubbed ‘the Not Face’. This face was found to replace words in many instances, and could be understood across cultures and languages. It displays a combo of anger, disgust and contempt and according to our pal Charles Darwin, was integral to the survival of the human race.
Resting bitch face, or ‘the Not Face’, would have been used by the human race back in the days of tribal warfare as the only way to successfully convey aggression or danger in a world lacking in a universal language or mode of communication.
So the next time someone calls you out on your resting bitch face, kindly inform them that your face is simply acting to unite cultures across the globe – and to warn any less than desirable men to approach with caution.