NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Last month, I wrote about a crazy but real study published by CNN that linked ovulation cycles with women’s choices at the voting booths. In a hilarious response to that article, Slate’s Alyssa Rosenberg shares how the women of Slate voted on this Election Day.
Alyssa explains, “Slate has already published its guide to how all of us planned to vote heading into Election Day, but when we arrived at the polls, many of us got our periods, or found ourselves otherwise hormonally compromised.”
Next, she offers a great selection of post-voting quotes that are must reads for women. A few samples are offered below, but click the link to get all the quotes and details:
Aisha Harris, Brow Beat assistant: “I’m voting for Obama because he’s a black man married to a black woman and takes care of his kids, and that turns me on. Considering how often the media reminds me that I’m likely to be single and lonely forever, I need to grasp onto every bit of hope I can that I will one day find the Barack to my Michelle.”
Laura Helmuth, science and health editor: “I am voting for Romney because I am attracted to men who control vast economic resources and can thus provide reliable food and shelter for my offspring.”
Juliana Jiménez, art intern: “I’m staunchly pro-Obama but accidentally voted for Romney when I remembered all the manly sons he has and what an alpha male he is. My ovaries want many manly sons, too.”
Hanna Rosin, founder, Slate’s Double X Blog: “I was determined not to let it happen to me. All day I gripped three copies of my own book tightly against my chest and whispered to myself “I am strong. I have won,” over and over again. But then the hard cover against my tender ovulation phase breast reminded me that I am for half my life in fact not in control of my own mind. So I gave in and decided to vote for Obama. He’s the cute one, right?”