CNN Pulls Controversial Story Suggesting Women Vote With Their Hormones
The study linked women's ovulation cycles with how they would vote at the polls.
After public scrutiny over an article about how women’s hormones might affect how they vote, CNN has pulled the story from its site. Go there now, and you get a message on how “some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN.” (It’s still floating around the web, though. You can read it in full here.) In short, the article writes about a study, to be published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science, that found a link between women’s ovulation cycles and how liberal or conservative they feel–enough to potentially sway their votes by a large margin come November. It noted that a lot of political scientists who’d read the study disagreed with the conclusions, or at least thought they were framed improperly, but there was still some heavy blowback around the web. CNN