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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:46 PM

More efforts to get out the "women shouldn't be allowed to vote" meme (I think.)

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/10/cnn-retracts-story-about-hormonal-women-voters/58335/#

In a matter of hours, CNN published and removed a story about how hormones influence women voters, one that made claims about how women tend to lean liberal when ovulating because they "feel sexier." The story was based on an unpublished scientific study -- insert scare quotes as needed -- from researchers at the University of Texas, San Antonio that looked at the political tendencies of 275 women at various stages of their menstrual cycle. Broadly speaking, the study concluded that, yes, women's voting patterns do vary based on their hormones, and CNN galvanized the idea with a blog post flanked by pictures of Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Or, in the words of Jezebel, "CNN Thinks Crazy Ladies Can't Help Voting With Their Vaginas Instead of Their Brains."

Jezebel was not alone in criticizing CNN's coverage of the study. The Washington Post's Alexandra Petri sounded a little more than sarcastic when she wrote, "What if there’s an accident at the hormone factory and we wind up electing Michael Fassbender and doing unspeakable things to Medicaid?" New York Magazine's Kat Stoeffel quipped, "Female voters! Kindly tell Nate Silver the date of your last period and your relationship status so he can figure out once and for all who's gonna win this thing November 6." MSNBC's Jamil Smith tweeted, "CNN should be embarrassed for even asking whether hormones drive women's votes, much less publishing a post about it." There's plenty more where that came from.

Well, the obvious solution to publishing something unpopular is to unpublish it, right? That's what CNN did on Wednesday evening. "After further review it was determined that some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN," the network said. The story's author, Elizabeth Landau rose to her own defense in the meantime, explaining on Twitter that she "was reporting on a study to be published in a peer-reviewed journal & included skepticism" in her coverage. "I did not conduct the study," she said. That's sort of like publishing a story about the other people justifying white supremacists and then explaining, "I didn't say those racist things."

Edited to add another link, an editorial about this article: http://jezebel.com/5954617/cnn-thinks-crazy-ladies-cant-help-voting-with-their-vaginas-instead-of-their-brains

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LiberalLoner Oct 2012 OP
redqueen Oct 2012 #1
seabeyond Oct 2012 #2
LiberalLoner Oct 2012 #5
seabeyond Oct 2012 #6
One_Life_To_Give Oct 2012 #3
seabeyond Oct 2012 #4

Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:49 PM

1. I read about that article yesterday.

Glad they took it down, but sorry to see that it was a woman who wrote it. And that she's pretending it was all fine and good to do so.

Oh and also I agree, this does seem to merge rather well with the whole 'women shouldn't vote' thing.

And also this, for humor: http://themamafesto.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/why-my-hormonal-ladyparts-are-voting-for-obama/

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:33 PM

2. wow, liberal, just wow wow wow. can you believe? geeez.

women their lifetime has voted one party. how the hell could any rational person suggest it has to do with hormones and the time of the month.

beyond stupid.

wow.

really have a lot fo people out there telling us who we are.

and it is NEVER good or positive, that is for sure.

make those women emotional, and incapable. get 'em back to the kitchen or the centerfold. but, too many interfering with the mans world, that is for sure.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:47 PM

5. It's scary as hell, isn't it? This along with all the other signs of wanting to control females....

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:51 PM

6. yup. everywhere we turn. in so many many ways. i have an article to add to this

like i said below.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:40 PM

3. Probably an EVO link

Kristina Durante, Assistant Professor of Marketing at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Neuromarketing???
http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/tag/kristina-durante

“The desire for women at peak fertility to unconsciously choose products that enhance appearance is driven by a desire to outdo attractive rival women,” says Kristina Durante, a post-doctoral fellow at the Carlson School. “If you look more desirable than your competition, you are more likely to stand out.”


You just knew this would somehow tie back to some need to attract a man. Got's to pass on the best gene's ya know.

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Response to One_Life_To_Give (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 01:43 PM

4. i havent read the new links, but reading one this morning saying married went with hubbys repug vote

for security while single hormone influenced went with lib. was a wtf?

dont get to say one vote is hormonal and another is subservient. how convenient. but.... yes, all those fuckin reinforce evo psych studies. i am going to have to get the article from this morning and read yours and the other article.

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