- May 29, 2001
So, this study from Claremont revealed a fact that is not surprising to almost anyone.
If you give testosterone to Democrat men they become more conservative.
I mean really, who could have ever accused men on the left of being anything less than manly?
From the National Pulse:
The study – Testosterone Administration Induces A Red Shift in Democrats – was published on November 14th, 2021 by Professor Paul Zak, the Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University.
"His research has made a substantial impact in explaining the variation in human social behaviors and has been cited by other scholars over 18,000 times placing in the top 0.3% of all scholars," explains his professional biography.
Zak's latest findings reveal a link between testosterone levels and political preference through analyzing 136 voting-age males throughout the 2012 election season.
"Our results demonstrate that testosterone induces a "red shift" among weakly-affiliated Democrats," summarized the paper.
The study shows that all you have to do to get a moderate democrat to vote conservative is just give him a little extra testosterone. Or maybe just hold back on the soy.
Yeah, the soy might be a problem too.
"When weakly affiliated Democrats received additional testosterone, the strength of their party fell by 12 percent and they reported 45 percent warmer feelings towards Republican candidates for president," explained the study.
"Before the testosterone treatment, we found that weakly affiliated Democrats had 19 percent higher basal testosterone than those who identified strongly with the party," the study continues, reiterating the correlation between individuals with lower testoreone having left-wing political beliefs.
While the effects of testosterone waned with individuals who were staunch Democrats or weak Republicans, "our findings provide evidence that neuroactive hormones affect political preferences," posits the study.
I think the important part of this study is that it started with the fact that "strong democrats" testosterone levels were 19% LOWER than just moderate democrats.
That in and of itself is just the perfect, perfect fact.
So, dudes, if you are finding yourself becoming a little bit more left-leaning just go hit the gym, lift some heavy things to come back to your senses.