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2013-05-13 10:52:05 AM  
Can't wait to see what kind of foolish chicken-farking this study get used for by the GOP women-haters.
 
2013-05-13 10:52:21 AM  
Vote for him for what? Ovulating women need to get their minds out of their uteruses. Uteri?
 
2013-05-13 10:53:00 AM  
Well no shiat. The future the GOP wishes to usher in makes David Copperfield seem like a dream world. Who wants to bring a child into a blasted wasteland of fundamentalism, objectivist politics, child labor and militarism. Your autonomic gynecological cycle is smarter than most red state voters.
 
2013-05-13 10:54:20 AM  

lilbjorn: Can't wait to see what kind of foolish chicken-farking this study get used for by the GOP women-haters.


Women vote for Obama, therefore we need to get back to traditional voting (as the founders intended)- you know rich, white guys
 
2013-05-13 10:55:25 AM  
Either way, the numbers need to be unskewed.
 
2013-05-13 10:55:28 AM  
If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

Also, I'd like to see the r-squared on the corrolation here.
 
2013-05-13 10:56:26 AM  

neongoats: Well no shiat. The future the GOP wishes to usher in makes David Copperfield seem like a dream world. Who wants to bring a child into a blasted wasteland of fundamentalism, objectivist politics, child labor and militarism. Your autonomic gynecological cycle is smarter than most red state voters.


hey, I'm from Oklahoma and I take exception to your comment about most red state voters, it's actually more than most, it's almost all.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-05-13 10:57:38 AM  
So he has a leg up for his next election? Eeeeeexcellent.
 
2013-05-13 10:58:20 AM  
You gotta unskew the uteri.
 
2013-05-13 10:59:54 AM  
I didn't know he was running for office.
 
2013-05-13 11:01:50 AM  

JolobinSmokin: neongoats: Well no shiat. The future the GOP wishes to usher in makes David Copperfield seem like a dream world. Who wants to bring a child into a blasted wasteland of fundamentalism, objectivist politics, child labor and militarism. Your autonomic gynecological cycle is smarter than most red state voters.

hey, I'm from Oklahoma and I take exception to your comment about most red state voters, it's actually more than most, it's almost all.


All that did was make me think of John Lithgow singing the Oklahoma song in 3rd rock from the sun.
 
2013-05-13 11:02:25 AM  
I'd like to see a study like this done using a male sample, since men also have a hormonal cycle.
 
2013-05-13 11:02:44 AM  
Ovulating women are shown to be more likely to vote for Obama.

I wonder why?
 
2013-05-13 11:03:31 AM  
We get it. His penis is black.
 
2013-05-13 11:04:41 AM  
I don't recall an "are you ovulating" check-box on the ballot.  How did they determine that number?

I think we can all agree that women shouldn't be allowed to vote at certain times during their cycle.
 
2013-05-13 11:05:58 AM  
How does this correlate to horny men who voted for Palin  (ok, McCain, but nobody cared about him)
 
2013-05-13 11:06:30 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: We get it. His penis is black.


Ha.
 
2013-05-13 11:07:16 AM  

Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

Also, I'd like to see the r-squared on the corrolation here.


It is, but consequently, this might not be taking Obama's age-appeal into account as a frustrating factor.  Since he consistently does better among the young than the old, post-menopausal women might be dragging the non-ovulation numbers away from him while leaving the ovulation numbers unchanged.
 
2013-05-13 11:07:35 AM  

Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

Also, I'd like to see the r-squared on the corrolation here.


Yeah that's the point. If you font exclude the post menopausal crowd you skew the "not ovulating' group towed older women and we already know that age is a big factor in voting.
 
2013-05-13 11:08:39 AM  
GOP is sure to use this as a basis for hormonal testing at polls.
 
2013-05-13 11:10:01 AM  
Maybe it had something to do with Rmoney saying if you want to go to college ask your parents for the money, the govt should not be in the education business.
 
2013-05-13 11:10:15 AM  
So this is why Obamacare doesn't cover hysterectomies.
 
2013-05-13 11:11:48 AM  
Mam would you like to be part of an exit poll.... goood, now lets start.  Who did you vote for?... good good, now are you ovulating right now.... STOP HITTING ME THIS IS FOR SCIENCE.
 
2013-05-13 11:18:23 AM  

Kome: I'd like to see a study like this done using a male sample, since men also have a hormonal cycle.


www.hdforums.com
What a mid-life crisis hormonal cycle might look like
 
2013-05-13 11:20:02 AM  
Whom do ovulating men vote for?
 
2013-05-13 11:22:02 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Kome: I'd like to see a study like this done using a male sample, since men also have a hormonal cycle.

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What a mid-life crisis hormonal cycle might look like


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What a mid-life crisis hormonal cycle might look like
 
2013-05-13 11:22:35 AM  

Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?


I was also wondering if subby knew what "ovulation" or "menopause" meant, or if he's one of those people that tune out when women bring up their feminine hygiene.
 
2013-05-13 11:25:50 AM  
I used to sing better when I was ovulating, too.
 
2013-05-13 11:28:34 AM  
But how does this relate to Benghazi? I thought this was the Benghazi tab now?
 
2013-05-13 11:34:12 AM  

lilbjorn: Can't wait to see what kind of foolish chicken-farking this study get used for by the GOP women-haters.


Obama was elected because of bleeding-heart vag liberals.
 
2013-05-13 11:35:23 AM  
Conservative women become so intensely afraid on election day that they can shut down their ovulation cycles, allowing them to cast legitimate votes for Republicans.

/Study it out!
//Harmonize the statistical quirks!
 
2013-05-13 11:35:33 AM  
I read a pretty thorough smack down of this study last year.
 
2013-05-13 11:39:42 AM  

Arkanaut: Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

I was also wondering if subby knew what "ovulation" or "menopause" meant, or if he's one of those people that tune out when women bring up their feminine hygiene.


It's possible.  Granted, it's unusual enough to warrant writing it up as a case report, but it can happen.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17292899

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6109653

I just assumed submitter was taking a shot at the "Hillaryis44" segment of Democratic voters.
 
2013-05-13 11:44:43 AM  
According to the study, women in committed relationships who ovulated were more likely to vote Romney. I think the take-away here is that being in a committed relationship is bad for women.
 
2013-05-13 11:50:24 AM  
Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....
 
2013-05-13 11:51:12 AM  

DeaH: According to the study, women in committed relationships who ovulated were more likely to vote Romney. I think the take-away here is that being in a committed relationship is bad for women.


Stockholm syndrome
 
2013-05-13 11:51:58 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Arkanaut: Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

I was also wondering if subby knew what "ovulation" or "menopause" meant, or if he's one of those people that tune out when women bring up their feminine hygiene.

It's possible.  Granted, it's unusual enough to warrant writing it up as a case report, but it can happen.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17292899

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6109653

I just assumed submitter was taking a shot at the "Hillaryis44" segment of Democratic voters.


Let me just point out how weird it is for someone named "Parthenogenetic" to be commenting on ovulation.
 
2013-05-13 11:52:28 AM  
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2013-05-13 11:54:44 AM  

SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....


Less religious?  I find every woman I have known to be very religious....  You must be doing it wrong.
 
2013-05-13 11:55:03 AM  

cram_hole: But how does this relate to Benghazi? I thought this was the Benghazi tab now?


You see, Hillz delayed sending in the F-16s because she was ovulating and had a desperate need to be fertilized by B. Barack the Islamic Shock No0bama right at that moment, thus distracting him at the key point where he might have seen the difference between terrorism (what Muslims do every day) and acts of terror (what an individual white person does when he Muslims out and commits an act of violence).
 
2013-05-13 12:02:59 PM  
I had one female friend tell me she was voting for Obama simply because she had sex dreams about them.

That's the kind of concrete data-point everyone should use to exercise their franchise.
 
2013-05-13 12:09:54 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I had one female friend tell me she was voting for Obama simply because she had sex dreams about them.

That's the kind of concrete data-point everyone should use to exercise their franchise.


Maybe it was because he winked at her during a debate.

/You betcha!
 
2013-05-13 12:10:42 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....


I had a hysterectomy in February. Should I be afraid of becoming a conservative fundamentalist loony?
 
2013-05-13 12:12:26 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I had one female friend tell me she was voting for Obama simply because she had sex dreams about them.

That's the kind of concrete data-point everyone should use to exercise their franchise.


Hopefully, only the older two. Otherwise, that's too creepy to snark about.
 
2013-05-13 12:16:51 PM  
What is the ratio to the amount of estrogen of an ovulating woman to the amount of estrogen of the aged male?
 
2013-05-13 12:17:45 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Mart Laar's beard shaver: I had one female friend tell me she was voting for Obama simply because she had sex dreams about them.

That's the kind of concrete data-point everyone should use to exercise their franchise.

Hopefully, only the older two. Otherwise, that's too creepy to snark about.


Hey, I have sex dreams about giant ants all the time.  Does that make me weird?
 
2013-05-13 12:19:03 PM  
Slow Politics Tab day.
 
2013-05-13 12:20:24 PM  

Cheron: lilbjorn: Can't wait to see what kind of foolish chicken-farking this study get used for by the GOP women-haters.

Women vote for Obama, therefore we need to get back to traditional voting (as the founders intended)- you know rich, white guys


I know this is "just jokes, baby" but I have read more than a few times from female freepers that they are more than alright with only men voting.  Now, I know this is a very small subset of women who probably only vote straight ticket R's in accordance to their husband's wishes, but it still blows my mind.

My wife isn't interested in politics.  My sister could usually give a darn about that kind of stuff.  But the bullcrap (Akin, etc) spewed during the last election pretty much ensured that people like my wife and sister weren't going to vote for anyone with an (R) attached to their name.  My wife biatched about Obama a bit, but refused to vote for Romney.  For all I know, she may have left the presidential section of her balllot blank.
 
2013-05-13 12:20:39 PM  

Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.


The banksters are redoing the numbers so they see how much they have to manipulate the market to launder more funds during elections.
 
2013-05-13 12:23:01 PM  

Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.


Hey I submitted some links but they got rejected. So It's not my fault.
 
2013-05-13 12:26:18 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....


I don't think I met any single women that were for Romney during the campaign. 

/Inb4 you never meet any single women anyway, Bane
 
2013-05-13 12:29:04 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.

Hey I submitted some links but they got rejected. So It's not my fault.


I submitted an Atlantic story with the headline "Is Benghazi an obvious case of politicizing a tragedy yet?"

Probably deserved to be rejected. But ovulating women voting for someone who will likely never run for anything ever again is fun.
 
2013-05-13 12:29:42 PM  

someonelse: SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....

I had a hysterectomy in February. Should I be afraid of becoming a conservative fundamentalist loony?



depends, did they take your ovaries?  If so, I'd be careful.
 
2013-05-13 12:30:49 PM  

Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.



Maybe the admins are filled with pent-up shame after greenlighting so many Benghazi threads? Whatever the reason, the comparative peace and quiet's kind of nice.
 
2013-05-13 12:31:06 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.

Hey I submitted some links but they got rejected. So It's not my fault.



If they weren't selected, it's obviously your fault.
 
2013-05-13 12:31:59 PM  

Bane of Broone: SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....

I don't think I met any single women that were for Romney during the campaign. 

/Inb4 you never meet any single women anyway, Bane


Ok, I guess I quoted the wrong comment....need more coffee
 
2013-05-13 12:32:51 PM  

phaseolus: Maybe the admins are filled with pent-up shame after greenlighting so many Benghazi threads?


I am sure the list of shame is long and distinguished
 
2013-05-13 12:32:57 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.

Hey I submitted some links but they got rejected. So It's not my fault.


Yes it is. You just need to be more bootstrappy.
 
2013-05-13 12:35:34 PM  
I heard that bad people were more likely to vote Obama. That's all I needed to know.
 
2013-05-13 12:36:02 PM  

Slappy McLongstockings: phaseolus: Maybe the admins are filled with pent-up shame after greenlighting so many Benghazi threads?

I am sure the list of shame is long and distinguished



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2013-05-13 12:36:50 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: I heard that bad, lazy people who want free stuff were more likely to vote Obama. That's all I needed to know.


FTFY
 
2013-05-13 12:41:16 PM  

Bane of Broone: SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....

I don't think I met any single women that were for Romney during the campaign. 

/Inb4 you never meet any single women anyway, Bane


What about Ann Coulter?  Ohhhhh.... riiiiight.  Sorry.

Arkanaut: Parthenogenetic: Arkanaut: Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

I was also wondering if subby knew what "ovulation" or "menopause" meant, or if he's one of those people that tune out when women bring up their feminine hygiene.

It's possible.  Granted, it's unusual enough to warrant writing it up as a case report, but it can happen.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17292899

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6109653

I just assumed submitter was taking a shot at the "Hillaryis44" segment of Democratic voters.

Let me just point out how weird it is for someone named "Parthenogenetic" to be commenting on ovulation.


Why?  Ovulation is still necessary for parthenogenetic reproduction.
 
2013-05-13 12:47:38 PM  

SisterMaryElephant: someonelse: SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....

I had a hysterectomy in February. Should I be afraid of becoming a conservative fundamentalist loony?


depends, did they take your ovaries?  If so, I'd be careful.


They took all my baby-making bits, but left the fun bits. Shouldn't that make me more likely to remain a slutty lib? Or what can I do to avoid the alternative?
 
2013-05-13 12:55:07 PM  

someonelse: SisterMaryElephant: someonelse: SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....

I had a hysterectomy in February. Should I be afraid of becoming a conservative fundamentalist loony?


depends, did they take your ovaries?  If so, I'd be careful.

They took all my baby-making bits, but left the fun bits. Shouldn't that make me more likely to remain a slutty lib? Or what can I do to avoid the alternative?


You are already a sluts.  Fun parts without the baby-making parts is an open invitation for farking everyone you want to (and some you don't).

/or was that just me?
 
2013-05-13 12:56:21 PM  
Or in other words: GOP continuing to invent external factors for why they lost 2012 election.
 
2013-05-13 12:59:14 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I had one female friend tell me she was voting for Obama simply because she had sex dreams about them.

That's the kind of concrete data-point everyone should use to exercise their franchise.


Anecdotal evidence reveals more about who you are friends with than anything else.  People vote for very asinine reasons such as believing the GOP will fix the economy, ban abortion, or that liberals can afford to pay for their campaign promises.
 
2013-05-13 01:05:45 PM  
Well, I heard bears are attracted by menstruating women.
 
2013-05-13 01:07:39 PM  
Up next in the Conservative Media Narrative: Did the color of the sky cost Republicans the 2012 election??

/more at 11!
 
2013-05-13 01:08:39 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Bane of Broone: SisterMaryElephant: Did they study the effects of simply having a uterus?  Simply having one tends to make one more liberal, less religious, and a touch more sane than most....

I don't think I met any single women that were for Romney during the campaign. 

/Inb4 you never meet any single women anyway, Bane

What about Ann Coulter?  Ohhhhh.... riiiiight.  Sorry.


A-Ann Coulter is a woman or even human? Wow, I've met some deluded people on Fark before, but you take the cake, buddy. :p
 
2013-05-13 01:09:38 PM  
This just in: a rogue Romulan starship captain used red matter to create a singularity, traveled through time, and ensured a Mitt Romney loss in 2012!
 
2013-05-13 01:10:35 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Up next in the Conservative Media Narrative: Did the color of the sky cost Republicans the 2012 election??

/more at 11!


Considering the smog out here I would say it could have been a factor.
 
2013-05-13 01:12:44 PM  

Lord_Baull: Slow Politics Tab day.


Fark is boring today, normally after a weekend break I need me some fark but not today. It's not me, it's fark.
 
2013-05-13 01:14:51 PM  
So the list of folks who prefer Obama:

younger voters
minorities
naturalized immigrants
urban whites
and now; menstruating women

I think this means he will win.
 
2013-05-13 01:30:00 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I had one female friend tell me she was voting for Obama simply because she had sex dreams about them.

That's the kind of concrete data-point everyone should use to exercise their franchise.


Considering that you're friends with this person, you likely have an equally stupid reason for your vote.
 
2013-05-13 01:36:34 PM  

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Did you say "Ovaries"?

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/Obscure?
 
2013-05-13 02:16:17 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

Also, I'd like to see the r-squared on the corrolation here.

It is, but consequently, this might not be taking Obama's age-appeal into account as a frustrating factor.  Since he consistently does better among the young than the old, post-menopausal women might be dragging the non-ovulation numbers away from him while leaving the ovulation numbers unchanged.


I thought this as well.  Let me preface the rest of my comment with my personal bias - I just don't believe what the study suggests.  That said, at face value I don't see any holes.  I don't know if the study is publicly available but they did link to it (and I have access).  The relevant portion you are looking for, that I also immediately thought of and looked for was here:

Participants were 275 women with a mean age of 27.95 years (SD = 6.05, range = 18-44 years) who had regular monthly menstrual cycles (25-35 days) and were not using hormonal contraception.

It chose a population where menopause was irrelevant and you can see the age range.
 
2013-05-13 02:55:57 PM  

lennavan: Last Man on Earth: Gonz: If the woman in question has reached menopause, isn't ovulation kind of a non-factor?

Also, I'd like to see the r-squared on the corrolation here.

It is, but consequently, this might not be taking Obama's age-appeal into account as a frustrating factor.  Since he consistently does better among the young than the old, post-menopausal women might be dragging the non-ovulation numbers away from him while leaving the ovulation numbers unchanged.

I thought this as well.  Let me preface the rest of my comment with my personal bias - I just don't believe what the study suggests.  That said, at face value I don't see any holes.  I don't know if the study is publicly available but they did link to it (and I have access).  The relevant portion you are looking for, that I also immediately thought of and looked for was here:

Participants were 275 women with a mean age of 27.95 years (SD = 6.05, range = 18-44 years) who had regular monthly menstrual cycles (25-35 days) and were not using hormonal contraception.

It chose a population where menopause was irrelevant and you can see the age range.


The confounding factor for all of this is that ovulating women in relationships were more conservative and tended to vote for Romney. Evidently, it's not ovulation that's the correlate, it's ovulation+relationship status.
 
2013-05-13 03:24:33 PM  
I can't understand why ovulating women wouldn't vote for the GOP. I mean, any party that wants to force healthcare professionals to rape their patients with plastic wands in order to discourage them from making a medical decision...

I've always wondered where the training for this rape procedure would take place. In medical school? Residency? And of course you would have to technique variations in the technique. The women who come back for more abortions obviously must not have gotten the GOP's  message. So, no lube for you if you're a return customer, right?
 
2013-05-13 03:52:21 PM  

DeaH: The confounding factor for all of this is that ovulating women in relationships were more conservative and tended to vote for Romney. Evidently, it's not ovulation that's the correlate, it's ovulation+relationship status.


Finally, evidence somebody read the article.  Thank you. Bravo!
 
2013-05-13 04:19:18 PM  

Sybarite: I read a pretty thorough smack down of this study last year.


Thanks for the pointer. It's hard to believe that any published paper in this century would be able to get away with deciding not to control for the observed large differences in age and socioeconomic status between the two groups.

I'm glad I don't work in a field that requires reading Psychological Science. I think my head would explode.
 
2013-05-13 06:14:07 PM  
I have no idea where this is going now that Joyce Brothers is dead.
 
2013-05-14 03:22:10 AM  
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