Weak sissy men are more likely to support welfare state, wealth redistribution and Democrat policy.
The Daily Mail reported:
Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.
Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength.
Men’s upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research.
The principal investigators – psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen, of Aarhus University in Denmark, and Daniel Sznycer, of the University of California in the U.S., believe that the link may reflect psychological traits that evolved in response to our early ancestral environments and continue to influence behaviour today.
Professor Petersen said: ‘While many think of politics as a modern phenomenon, it has – in a sense – always been with our species.’
In the days of our early ancestors, decisions about the distribution of resources were not made in courthouses or legislative offices, but through shows of strength.
And this surprises who?
More… Glenn Reynolds added this on the scientific study:
While this may resurrect the blogosphere’s “hyper-masculinity” debate, let me suggest that physical development generally requires a good deal of self-discipline as well. Those who possess less self-discipline are likely to favor redistribution, too, for obvious reasons. So this may be a matter of correlation, rather than causation. Though either way, I suppose, the stereotype of the leftist as weedy beta male is supported. It’s science! You don’t want to be a science-denier, do you?