Monday, November 5, 2012


PMS And Voting  - War on Women? 

So, CNN's Sanjay Gupta actually wrote a piece that has now been removed all about the fucking sexist biotruths. It's beyond believable and further proof of the laughable level our news media outlets and why you shouldn't listen to any fucking one...
While the campaigns eagerly pursue female voters, there’s something that may raise the chances for both presidential candidates that’s totally out of their control: women’s ovulation cycles.

You read that right. New research suggests that hormones may influence female voting choices differently, depending on whether a woman is single or in a committed relationship.

Please continue reading with caution. Although the study will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science, several political scientists who read the study have expressed skepticism about its conclusions.

A bit of background: Women are more likely to vote than men, other studies have found. Current data suggest married women favor Gov. Mitt Romney, in a 19% difference, over President Barack Obama, while Obama commands the votes of single women by a 33% margin, according to the study. And previous studies have shown that political and religious attitudes may be influenced by reproductive goals.

In the new study's first experiment, Kristina Durante of the University of Texas, San Antonio and colleagues conducted an internet survey of 275 women who were not taking hormonal contraception and had regular menstrual cycles. About 55% were in committed relationships, including marriage.

They found that women at their most fertile times of the month were less likely to be religious if they were single, and more likely to be religious if they were in committed relationships.

Now for the even more controversial part: 502 women, also with regular periods and not taking hormonal contraception, were surveyed on voting preferences and a variety of political issues.

The researchers found that during the fertile time of the month, when levels of the hormone estrogen are high, single women appeared more likely to vote for Obama and committed women appeared more likely to vote for Romney, by a margin of at least 20%, Durante said. This seems to be the driver behind the researchers' overall observation that single women were inclined toward Obama and committed women leaned toward Romney.

Here’s how Durante explains this: When women are ovulating, they “feel sexier,” and therefore lean more toward liberal attitudes on abortion and marriage equality. Married women have the same hormones firing, but tend to take the opposite viewpoint on these issues, she says.

“I think they’re overcompensating for the increase of the hormones motivating them to have sex with other men,” she said. It’s a way of convincing themselves that they’re not the type to give in to such sexual urges, she said.
Well, I guess these scientist are overcompensating for specializing in a worthless science. It's all just a way of convincing themselves into thinking they're not the type ot give in to such essentializing ahistorical and unscientific urges. How else can you explain how it was all an "internet survey of 275 women"

I guess I should have stopped reading at that point. Cause really "Hey women! Does being asked if being on the rag makes you angry and irrational make you angry and irrational? Does it? Does it, huh? Does it? Come on, does it? Does it make you all angry and prone to lash out for no reason? Well? Huh?"

In short, war on women? Even from fucking CNN. 

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