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Study Claims Women Vote with their Hormones; Internet Goes Nuts
What do I want for lunch today? Let me ask my hormones. Should I buy that dress? My estrogen will tell me. Romney or Obama? Allow my lady juice to guide the way!
Yes, according to the latest study from the University of Texas, San Antonio, women's votes are driven by hormones. CNN’s health blog reported on the study. Apparently researchers found that during ovulation, when estrogen levels surge, single women get hot for Obama and committed women yearn for Romney.
But wait, it gets better. Researcher Kristina Durante went on to say that when women are ovulating, they “feel sexier” and are therefore more open to liberal positions on abortion and marriage equality. Married women are all riled up from the estrogen bump, too, but tend towards the opposite viewpoint on these issues because they’re overcompensating. They must steer themselves away from tantalizing urges like, you know, equal pay for equal work.
The CNN post did try to poke holes in the study. It quotes a political science professor at Texas A&M University who points out that the researchers fail to note that men also have biochemical changes that might lead to even more volatile voting habits than women’s.
But that effort wasn’t enough to calm the Internet, which widely lambasted the study as junk science. CNN has since taken down the piece, with a statement that the story did not meet editorial standards. Our raging hormones can’t wait to find out more.