Anjum wrote earlier today about the research that came out yesterday showing that men with daughters tend to be more left-wing, and those with sons go rightward. That's not the funny bit, but do get ready to guffaw, because it's coming up in just a few seconds.
David Farrar of Kiwiblog fame decided to post about the research. That's not the funny bit either, hold your funny bones just one more moment.
After titling the post "We need more sons", Farrar cuts and pastes from a media article, adding in his own commentary (are you ready for the hilarity? do not take a sip of coffee at this point):
No wonder China is becoming more free gradually!and
Fascinating. So maybe this eugenics stuff is worth considering :-)(Because a smiley face makes everything ok.)
Of course the comment thread from this flamebaiting is odium personified, including these stunners:
Christopher: ...Ever noticed how girls rely on emotional bullshit, whereas men are logical? More men = more logic and reason = more right wing. More women = more hormonal and emotional = more clouded judgement and illogical thinking = more left wing. Makes perfect sense to me.
tvb: Sons have to be schooled to go out and work, daughters are looking for someone to support them. A little old fashioned perhaps as many women want the security of a career. One cannot rely on being supported and married forever. But the left/right divide may still be relevant. Going out and working and earning a living is right wing. Finding someone to support you is left left left.
Murray: Conservatives have balls. Deal with it.
And this lovely one which is somewhat scientifically challenged:
david: Cause and effect people. It’s Labour supporters who lack the X gene thus producing more daughtersI know many bloggers say Farrar himself isn't sexist, he just has readers who are. I beg to differ.
When Farrar posts in such a fashion, which he has to know (unless he doesn't read his own comment section) will incite such flamebaiting and women-hating, then frankly I think he has misogynist tendencies too. He doesn't moderate these comments, he doesn't challenge them, he just lets them sit and fester and spread. And that's what a sexist would do.