Fragile masculinity

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  • Oracle / R&D
    stupidd

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    stupiddmore
    Those dumbasses didn't even think about the No 1 factor related to ED, which is age. SMH. This could be simply spun to "older people vote Trump", and that's it.
    Jun 11 3
    • Amazon / Eng L6SDE
      OP
      But the same link wasn’t found for the 2012 or 2008 elections. Did old people not vote republican then?
      Jun 11
    • Oracle / R&D
      stupidd

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      stupiddmore
      Maybe not. Who knows. Need dig deeper than rush to conclusion. Those "research" articles are all propagandas. It'll get rejected immediately if it is submitted to any serious academic journal.
      Jun 11
    • Google trumpelosi
      A lot of older voters switched from Democrat to Trump, especially in the rust belt. This is the major demographic shift that resulted in his win.
      Jun 11
  • I think everyone knew racists , incels and the gullible form the core of trumps base
    Jun 11 2
    • Microsoft it.
      Yep, anyone who disagree s with me is sexist racist xenophobic homophobe etc 😆
      Jun 11
    • Lyft ihb47
      God the old Hillary campaign tactic of insulting everyone who dares question your moral authority. It’s a winner
      Jun 12
  • Salesforce glang
    This is just a masturbatory outlet of frustration for the Democratic Party. I’m not a trump supporter but I don’t support articles like this which seek out different ways to make fun of your opposition just so you can justify to yourself the unjustness of the world
    Jun 11 0
  • Google əๅɓoo⅁
    This link seems to confirm that most erectile disfunction drugs are prescribed in blue states (which is a bit of a contradiction):
    https://www.goodrx.com/blog/which-states-fill-most-prescriptions-for-erectile-dysfunction-drugs/

    There could be a simpler explanation.
    Maybe more people in red states don’t have health insurance and are looking for remedies online?
    Jun 11 4
    • Amazon / Eng L6SDE
      OP
      ED drugs were just one of the search topics the researchers looked for. Also included: penis size, hair loss, steroids, how to get girls, etc.
      Jun 11
    • New / R&D 🍻ilkebeer
      Could be that blue states have people more likely to pursue a solution rather than follow some random advice they found in the Reddit ED forum
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft cheinebs
      Maybe they have older population more.
      Jun 12
    • New / R&D 🍻ilkebeer
      Too many confounders damnit. Ill choose to believe that red States are dummies
      Jun 12
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Washington Post lol
    Jun 11 1
    • New trrbbb
      also known as the Washington Compost
      Jun 11
  • Amazon / Creative abdrushin
    I'd say that ED is pretty evenly distributed across the US. If this would really be a factor, it would mean coastal proximity reduces the risk of ED. Draw your own conclusions about this. To me this kind of 'research' is not worth a penny.
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon / Eng L6SDE
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    ‘We found that support for Trump in the 2016 election was higher in areas that had more searches for topics such as “erectile dysfunction.” Moreover, this relationship persisted after accounting for demographic attributes in media markets, such as education levels and racial composition, as well as searches for topics unrelated to fragile masculinity, such as “breast augmentation” and “menopause.”’
    Jun 11 1
    • Google wHtB0a
      So old dudes support Trump?
      Jun 12
  • Oracle not_larry
    Still buthurt from 2016 eh
    Jun 12 0
  • Microsoft it.
    Pretty dumb piece of propaganda ... oops, meant to say analysis. On par with conservative propaganda about females who support Dems being more obese, overweight or ugly.
    Neither hardcore left or right will get my message. But to the rest, why do we allow parties to divide and sow hatred among us when majority of people voting for either party aren't racist, hateful or commies? Why is there so much hatred on both sides? Was it always like this (I'm an immigrant from 3rd world country and don't know how it was in US decade or two ago)?
    Jun 11 1
    • Intel D’s🥜
      I actually want to engage this. Someone will inevitably say I’m spinning a narrow view, but I’m giving a large glaze over with big details.

      The founding years of America ~1800 as 13 states/colonies were somewhat argumentative when it came to how our constitution should be formed - think EU vs. USA Central government ideals (passports? Currency? Tariffs?)This was mostly an argument between statesmen, not as much common people. People were generally happy to not be tied to England.

      Fast forward to ~1850 and the south vs. north divide is palpable, this time common people cared a lot. The citizens in the south were terrified that a strong, central government would take away their voice and free the slaves overnight from a far away place called Washington DC. In response to fear, they slaughtered US soldiers in an island fort with no declarations or warnings. Then they did more war and the north reacted by lighting part of the industrialized south on fire. Definitely an eye-for-an-eye bloodbath.

      Fast forward to ~1900, tensions have predominantly cleared up by now. Of course, minorities are targeted with laws and we see drugs starting to become illegal in response to migrants. White Americans feel relatively United and excited at the expanse of opportunity that the continent yields.

      ~1920’s we see a Great Depression. Unemployment skyrockets, farmers can’t do anything with their land due to topsoil erosion, tent cities pop up everywhere near train tracks especially, and old people who lost their fortunes or any savings now eat cat/dog food to survive. A certain President is extremely popular serving 3 terms totaling 12 years (impossible by law today). He rolls out big social programs - soup kitchens, economic stimulus, social security, Medicare. Americans are united in the fight to save our country and the common man. I’m certain that some opposed him, but 3 elections is no fluke. We unite and rally around common cause.

      Fast forward to ~1950, this is probably a peak of inward unity. Fears of communism are large, but that fear is felt universally. Fringe political beliefs like communism/socialism are not mainstream and definitely frowned upon. Some citizens are ostracized by underlying racial issues, but this is much more prevalent in the south than the north by this time. There are differences, but America doesn’t say “this party or that party wants XYZ or to destroy America”. A large foreign enemy is a point of unity and solidarity.

      Fast forward to the digital age ~2000. America is doing very well, but entrenchment in politics becomes apparent. This is the age where issues are hotly debated and the news media lives inside your living room and on the computer. The engagement of politics/elected officials is daily - not weekly or monthly or every election cycle. Americans fundamentally agree on the problem statement, but disagree on what a solution looks like.

      Now today, well we’re living in an age where you don’t support a brilliant American. You support a lofty ideal of one political party or another for your entire life. Most people have their first election and last election with one political party. Maybe you’re “independent” - but that’s mostly a protest to what certain Americans see as a corrupt, inefficient machine. Some “independents” flip sides each election, but most just take a seat on the couch when Election Day comes.
      Jun 12
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    • Microsoft pisjpaa89
      Anti Trump pieces by the Washington Porn need to he handled with caution. There have been epic failures on multiple occasions, regardless of the fact that Wikipedia still holds WaPo in high regard. 😂 That's all.
      Jun 12
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    The simple demographic link here is that (Republicans in general, but especially) Trump is popular among older white middle class males and unpopular among younger (male, for the purposes here) voters.

    Trump is a great living example of absurd behavior and comments that come from someone with a sense of “fragile masculinity”. Many men in the US are damaged by pressure to conform to the US concept of masculinity. But linking the two seems to be a big stretch.
    Jun 12 0
  • Microsoft pisjpaa89
    WaPo, the Washington Porn 👌
    Jun 11 0
  • Apple ijyA68
    I guess it is liberal and loving now to shame people for ED?
    Jun 12 0
  • Capital One !Fuck You!
    ED isn’t even a real medical condition. It’s a term that a marketing firm came up with to sell viagra. Viagra was originally created to be a vascular dilator to help with regulating blood pressure. Since that side affect was so common in testing, the pharmaceutical company decided to make money off of it for that purpose but didn’t know how to sell. They hired a marketing firm which came up with the phrase, ED.
    Jun 12 2
    • Salesforce glang
      Doesn’t matter what you call it. A limp dick, by any other name, is still just as limp
      Jun 12
    • Capital One !Fuck You!
      Making fun of someone with blood pressure issues is beyond juvenile and pathetic. If they’re going to criticize someone for a “condition”, at least make sure it’s it’s a real one.
      Jun 12