warrior of the wetlands
- Oct 12, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Here's a few after looking over their "research" aka a Washington Post article.
To validate this list of topics, we asked a sample of 300 men on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform whether they ever had or ever would search for them online. We found that scoring high on a questionnaire measuring “masculine gender-role discrepancy stress” — concern that they aren’t as manly as their male friends — was strongly associated with interest in these search topics. Although these men were not a representative sample of American men, their responses suggest that these search terms are a valid way to capture fragile masculinity.
Read the last sentence.
First, the research reported here is correlational. We can’t be entirely sure that fragile masculinity is causing people to vote in a certain way. However, given that experimental work has identified a causal connection between masculinity concerns and political beliefs, we think the correlations we’ve identified are important.
Another good one.
Second, it remains to be seen whether any link between fragile masculinity and voting will persist after Trump exits the national stage. We suspect, however, that Trump’s re-engineering of the GOP as a party inextricably tied to many Americans’ identity concerns — whether based on race, religion or gender — will ensure that fragile masculinity remains a force in politics.
Another great piece.
So basically, you have two "researchers" who wrote a Washington Post article. They leave out entirely if they searched for other terms, or how often these terms came up compared to other searches. They admit entirely that half of their guess work when interviewing random men was not an accurate sample of males. It would be interesting to see what kind of searches were made by people in areas that voted for Clinton. I am sure there are plenty of embarrassing things in those lists as well.
ten+ years ago, Hillary appeared to be the candidate for the Dem party. The "Great Moderate" the late David Border, noted (predicting at the time a Hillary candidacy) that the ascension of Hillary proved that the Democratic Party had become the "anti masculine values" party and it was running against masculine values. While Broder died before Hillary finally became the Dem Candidate, his arguments were as sound then as they are now. What masculine values did Hillary push?