The following is a very interesting study—which follows a series of earlier studies—investigating how women’s hormonal cycles may influence their religiosity and voting patterns. Authored by Kristina Durante, Ashley Arsena & Vladas Griskevicius, it was published in the Psychological Science journal.
The study is featured here because it was deemed “politically incorrect” and suppressed by academic feminists moments after it was published. Following the attack, related media articles were forcibly flagged and taken down as well.
Censorship has become a serious problem in academia so I will be featuring more “politically incorrect” studies that have been suppressed in this manner.
Each month, many women experience an ovulatory cycle that regulates fertility. Although research has found that this cycle influences women’s mating preferences, we proposed that it might also change women’s political and religious views. Building on theory suggesting that political and religious orientation are linked to reproductive goals, we tested how fertility influenced women’s politics, religiosity, and voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. In two studies with large and diverse samples, ovulation had drastically different effects on single women and women in committed relationships. Ovulation led single women to become more liberal, less religious, and more likely to vote for Barack Obama. In contrast, ovulation led women in committed relationships to become more conservative, more religious, and more likely to vote for Mitt Romney. In addition, ovulation-induced changes in political orientation mediated women’s voting behavior. Overall, the ovulatory cycle not only influences women’s politics but also appears to do so differently for single women than for women in relationships.