Late-breaking news on this banner day for feminism!
Ode Magazine reports on a study that shows that having daughters makes you vote left-wing! Har! This reminds me of another recent study that showed that members of the U.S. Congress with daughters had voting records that were more favourable to women.
In this case, the researchers have shown that each daughter you have increases your tendency to vote for left-wing parties by two per cent. That’s four per cent in my family! Or 4.04 per cent if each daughter compounds separately! They say this is because parents want their children to be happy and prosperous and they see their daughters making less money than men and being disproportionately responsible for child raising and housework.
This explains why my mother always votes for Ralph Nader and also means that in the next election my father will have to sell his soul and vote for Hillary. (Right, Dad?)