Trust the Science: Study Links Left-Wing Politics to Lower Testosterone

Source: RedState

These days, testosterone therapy is all the rage. As its popularity increases, might we subsequently see a right-wing swell? As suggested by science, it could occur.

As reported by the National Pulse, a hormonal investigation has unearthed an interesting find: If you raise a man’s testosterone levels, he becomes more politically conservative.

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.

Through the 2012 election season, 136 voting-age males were studied. And sure enough, there was a link between man juice and polling-booth persuasion.

As pointed out by the paper, it works on weaklings:

Our results demonstrate that testosterone induces a “red shift” among weakly-affiliated Democrats.

For the experiment, some participants were given a placebo while others received the real thing. Over time, their politics were tracked.

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.

On top of that, the most ardent Democrats were shown to be the least Arnold Schwarzenegger-ish:

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.

Bottom line, as stated by the study:

Our findings provide evidence that neuroactive hormones affect political preferences.

The National Pulse notes a related story — earlier this year, a Forbes article offered the idea of a “morality pill” to make people more compliant amid the pandemic.

The article, which was originally published on August 30th, 2020 and originally titled “Could A ‘Morality Pill’ Help Stop The Covid-19 Pandemic?”, outlines how certain chemicals can “potentially “boost” our “cooperative, pro-social behavior” in the context of COVID-19 restrictions like lockdowns and mask mandates.

“As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to kill thousands of Americans each week, bioethicist Parker Crutchfield has suggested a controversial approach to battling the pandemic — namely a “morality pill.” Specifically, he suggests that widespread administration of psychoactive drugs could provide “moral enhancement” that would make people more likely to adhere to social norms such as wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines,” explains the article.

Back to testosterone, the study isn’t difficult to believe. After all, most cultural institutions are controlled by left-wingers. And in 2018, there was this:

Society has definitely come down on male aggression; if chemicals were high school seniors, testosterone would have zero chance of becoming prom king. Yet, across tens of thousands of years, that little liquid built the world we know.

As for the politics of it, could the study explain the Left’s war against toxic masculinity?

Either way, we could likely use more machismo. Without it, there may be no more #MeToo — because they’ll be no more #Me:

-ALEX

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