Skip to comments.TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS APPEAL TO MEN WITH FRAGILE MASCULINITY, RESEARCHERS FIND
Posted on 02/10/2019 5:09:07 PM PST by Maceman
NYU Psychology professor Eric Knowles and doctoral student Sarah DiMuccio queried 300 men on Amazon's crowdsourcing platform Mechanical Turk to discover whether they had or would search for terms such as "erectile dysfunction," "how to get girls," "penis enlargement," "testosterone," and "Viagra," among others.
They discovered a high level of concern about masculinity "was strongly associated with interest in these search topics."
They then correlated the geopgrahic dispersion of these search topics in 2016 with how such areas voted in that year's election, finding "that support for Trump in the 2016 election was higher in areas that had more searches for topics such as 'erectile dysfunction.' Moreover, this relationship persisted after accounting for demographic attributes in media markets, such as education levels and racial composition, as well as searches for topics unrelated to fragile masculinity, such as 'breast augmentation' and 'menopause.'"
The researchers also checked relations between fragile masculinity and voting in 2008 and 2012, finding "that the correlation of fragile masculinity and voting in presidential elections was distinctively stronger in 2016" than it was when John McCain and Mitt Romney were Republican presidential candidates.
Similarly, in the over 390 House races which featured a Republican versus a Democrat, Republicans gained more support in areas with elevated search levels of terms related to fragile masculinity. "However, there was no significant relationship between fragile masculinity and voting in the 2014 or 2016 congressional elections. This suggests that fragile masculinity has now become a stronger predictor of voting behavior."
Knowles and DiMuccio noted that their findings should be considered with caveats. They said that fragile masculinity didn't decrease support for female candidates in 2018.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...
Bottom line: If you support Trump, you're a wussy with concerns about your own masculinity. But as we all know, if you are dripping with "toxic masculinity," you're also a Trump supporter.
Got it? Hokay.
“...NYU Psychology professor Eric Knowles and doctoral student Sarah DiMuccio queried ...”
And liberalism appeals to “men” with ZERO masculinity and women who hate men.
Yeah, you think?!
Nobody with an ounce of brain believes this very broad statement. Nothing against Broads, mind you! //
Either a male has it or they don’t.
You can’t find it somewhere else.
I’d say it’s the D males in the area who feel emasculated.
They never miss an opportunity for an empty smear attempt, do they?
Trump appeals to men which is why he won the male vote.
Nice try though.
Note that Newsweek does not have a comment section due to their fragile journalism. There is a high correlation with left wing belief and fragile journalism, expressed through a lack of a comment sections. Generally Trump voters have a much bigger comment section.
I thought we had toxic masculinity...
More information warfare and propaganda against men by the hateful left. It is end!ess.
You just cant make this stuff up.
That is an embarrassingly weak way to obtain data. There is no reason at all to suppose that the people who do jobs on Mechanical Turk are even remotely representative of the population as a whole.
Their conclusion is directly at odds with other data from multiple sources, something that should have lead the researchers to question whether their methodology was accurate.
Next time maybe they will ask 300 4-Chan members for their opinion about something.
Leftists are always projecting their own mental illnesses.
Pure unadulterated crap from a “news” source worth one dollar.
Oh, now I get it. If I want to be a real man I should vote for the Democrats. And I should support homos and trannys to prove how secure I am. That about right?
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