STUDY: Men Without Daughters Less Able to Understand Basic Human Decency

BURLINGTON – According to a study released this week by the Sanders Institute in Burlington, VT, men without daughters are far less likely to exhibit a comprehension of basic human decency than men with female children. This study was undertaken after thousands of men across the country began posting objections to sexist and misogynist behavior, and including the phrase “I have a daughter.” The study was interested to find out if the ancillary was also true, and it was discovered that, as expected, men without daughters had no problems with human beings being treated poorly.

“Yeah, I mean, I just don’t have a daughter,” explained one anonymous responder, “so why would I care what Harvey Weinstein did to all those girls? Or that people in Flint, Michigan still don’t have clean drinking water?  Or that there’s a frickin’ genocide going on over in Myanmar? Come on man, I have two sons. I don’t care about that stuff. I just care about me and mine.”

According to the study, 97% of men with daughters felt that all humans should be treated equally and have equal opportunities, compared with only 23% of men with only sons, and 6% of men with no children at all.

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  1. Are you absolutely certain that this is 100 percent Locally Sourced Organic Vermont Satire? Seems to be too close to the true gen for unadulterated satire, but as everything on the Internet must be taken at face value, I will give The Winooski the benefit of doubt here. Fact or fiction, the article provides excellent food for thought and a strong foundation for serious discussion. Kudos to The Winooski for lifting up this rock.

    An aside: There is spectacular irony in the fact that Harvey Weinstein apparently (according to the Internet) has three daughters….so he must be an outlier, one of those three percent of men with daughters (according to the Sanders Institute study) who feel that all humans shouldn’t be treated equally ….or maybe he is just one very, very sick puppy….

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