Easily Grossed Out? You May Be a Republican

conservatives more likely to be grossed out

Kiss me!

Pretend you are a cavewoman.

You're hunting for food for your cavebaby, and you come across a rotting rabbit carcass, covered with maggots and ooze. EWWW! you think. GROSS!

Do you take that home for dinner? Of course not. You're disgusted, which is your mind's way of telling you your family may get sick if they eat it.

Scientists say this evolutionary mechanism of repulsion aimed to protect us from illness and danger also feeds our political choices.

People who are easily disgusted by gore, slime, or dead bodies are more likely to be conservative than liberal.

In two separate studies by Cornell University researchers, people who rated higher in "disgust sensitivity tests" are more likely to oppose gay marriage and abortion, thereby making them more conservative.

Conservatives argue these feelings alone are enough to judge something wrong or immoral. Liberals disagree, and are more likely to base a judgement on whether an action or thing causes harm.

Here's a test to see where you stand:

1. Can you watch Saw V while eating a hamburger?

2. Would you be able to assist in the birth of someone's baby?

3. Do you play with bugs?

If you answered "no" to all three you are probably a Republican.

Do we rely too much on emotions in making judgements and decisions with our own kids? How does a mother's instinct fit in -- should we always trust that it's right?

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auror... aurorabunny

Hehe.  Maybe it's true, I'm a Democrat and nothing phases me.  I mean nothin'. 

Get ready for a bunch of stupid "That's because democrats/republicans are ____" comments that will no doubt lead to a brawl. :)

auror... aurorabunny

And this is totally OT...but I've seen Cafe Cynthia in almost every buzz section today, are you overworking this woman?  There ARE labor laws ya know.  I  truly hope you're giving her extra cupcakes. 

Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

LOL -- all of the Daily Buzz editors are writing in all (or most) channels now. And I tried to give her extra cupcakes, but she keeps refusing them and I keep eating them!!!

auror... aurorabunny

Oh okay I gotcha.

Refusing cupcakes?!  I'll work for her refused leftovers!!

RanaA... RanaAurora

Hands off those leftovers, Katie.  Them be MY cupcakes.  You wouldn't fight a pregnant woman, would you?

That said, I think the idea that people who are more effected by sensationalism rather than... oi... there's no way to finish this sentence without it being something that would piss Republicans off.

auror... aurorabunny

I will beat down my pregnant friend for cafe Cynthia's unwanted cupcakes!

Oh wait I mean no, I would never do that.  That'd be just plain wrong. ;)

RanaA... RanaAurora

Wrong indeed.

*backs away slowly*

Someone get that girl a cupcake!

airadan airadan

Then must be an anomaly amongst conservitives, cause none of that fazes me

momof... momof3inTN

Watch a horror movie? Not a chance. Eww!

Birth a baby? Ok, what is so gross about that? Really, it's just a baby! I've had 3 of them. Big deal.

Bugs? Yeah, keep them away from me. Same with mice, snakes, lizards and other creepy crawlies. Give me a cat or a dog (without the fleas) and I'm fine. Otherwise, please keep it out of my house.


Hmmm.... let me think about this. 2 out of 3 make me squeemish. I really do not like the yucky and gros things. I even make my husband get the spiders out of the bathtub. Still thinking..... Nope. I'm still Not a republican.

Freela Freela

LOL- that worked for me.  I'm pretty liberal.  And I could happily do all three of those.  Except for the hamburger, I'm a vegetarian.  But I could eat really messy spaghetti with soy beef and watch Saw V.  Interesting study!

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