Late Night QuickiesPosted: October 24, 2012
My husband has confiscated my laptop…so I’ve only got a few minutes before he snatches it away again. Tonight is Edgar Allen Poe night on TCM. Just finished seeing The Raven, it was hilarious. Anyway, here are a few links I found this afternoon.
I’ve found the recent remarks about women, rape and God’s will horrifying. Then I saw this crap that was posted on CNN and my disgust seemed to come around full circle. Unbelievable! But look they removed it…
A post previously published in this space regarding a study about how hormones may influence voting choices has been removed.
After further review it was determined that some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN.
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Fortunately, ABL has been on top of the outrageous post and has a series of threads about it.
I don’t even know what to say to this.
— Elizabeth Landau (@lizlandau) October 24, 2012
I just –
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.
Durante’s previous research found that women’s ovulation cycles also influence their shopping habits, buying sexier clothes during their most fertile phase.
So if you see a slut in a short skirt voting for Obama on November 6, ask her if she’s married, offer her a tampon and then tell her she really meant to vote for Romney but she just doesn’t know it because her hormones are fucking up her mind-head.
As a side note, my favorite bit of this article is this:
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.
It couldn’t be that women feel as if they should maintain some control over their own bodies: Who gets to enter them and who gets to come out. It couldn’t be that single women feel more targeted by Republican policies. Nooooo. We lean liberal because of our fucking periods and whether or not we’re married.
Some background. This article entitled, “Do Hormones Drive Women’s Votes?” by CNN has been making the rounds on Twitter. It’s about a study filled with junk science as to how women may vote differently when they are bleeding than when they don’t. The only thing I’ll agree with is that liberals are WAY sexier than conservatives* – other than that – it’s rot. It’s utter nonsense, and yet, CNN thought it important enough to actually write an article about it. They really are trying desperately to be Fox, right down to the Cavuto Mark in the headline. ”We’re not saying that’s what happens. We’re just asking!” My Angry Black Overlady had a few things to say about it.
She calls it bullshit and rightly so!
Anyway, just go ahead and look at those two links.
On to some more war on women articles:
Remember that woman who was supposedly attacked by the KKK, Why Bogus Hate Crimes Are All the Rage | Alternet
This sort of stuff does not help the situation at all. Anyway give it a look.
The rest in link dump fashion:
And we will end with something light and entertaining. Revealed: The serious science behind a baby’s laugh – Science – News – The Independent