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Florida doctor claims desire to vote for Clinton may be caused by low testosterone

October 7, 2016

In a radio ad airing in South Florida, a doctor warned that wanting to vote for Hillary Clinton could be a sign of low testosterone, the steroid hormone that regulates masculine traits.

“Most are not aware of the negative effects low T can have on your mental state, for instance your ability to focus and think clearly,” the ad said. “So as a community service, I have this special offer: For any guys out there that are thinking of voting for Hillary, I want to offer you a free testosterone test.”

The doctor who commissioned the ad, self-described Trump supporter Dareld Morris, claimed that the ad was a joke — before adding that the radio spot had been an “experiment” and that he wanted to see if there were any correlations between one’s health and political views.

According to Five Thirty Eight’s Clare Malone, the topic of masculinity has become popular with Republican candidates as it provides them with “ways to talk about being manly men and to have that characterization make them stand in opposition to what they might see as an increasingly ‘effeminate’ culture — talking about sexism, homophobia, etc., in our everyday lives.”

In February, Trump felt it necessary to defend the size of his hands, and ‘something else,’ during a Fox News debate. Just last month, he accused Clinton of not having “a presidential look,” a comment that Clinton’s campaign has criticized as sexist. And pretty much on a weekly basis, he does something or causes something to happen around him to reveal an ingrained sexism that seems to be a ubiquitous undercurrent.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.


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