Mike Huckabee Says Women Worse At Multitasking During Their Menstrual Cycles
Mike Huckabee: just another GOP pol saying stupid things about women.
Several days after CNN published, then deleted, a story about how women
are more likely to vote liberal when they are ovulating, former Arkansas
governor Mike Huckabee says women are worse at multitasking than men
because of their menstrual cycles.
Huckabee made the comment on his Facebook page Monday morning,
noting that he wanted to share some lighter news as many Americans
braced for Hurricane Sandy.
“According to a Stockholm University study, men are actually better at
[multitasking],” he wrote. “Test subjects had to simultaneously monitor
three clocks and a list of names scrolling by on a computer screen. They
found that men were consistently able to do it, while women scored worse
during their menstrual cycles. Researchers believe high estrogen levels
interfere with women’s spatial abilities.”
The study from Stockholm University in Sweden was not reported on by any major news sites in the U.S., though it is due to be published in
a peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science.