Study Shows That People Think Politicians with Facial Hair Are Sexist

A recent study showed that voters were more likely to think that politicians with beards were sexist.

Sexist pig. (Photo via Wikimedia)

A while back, a team of researchers at Oklahoma State University wanted to find an answer to the burning question: Why do so few politicians have facial hair? Only five percent of Congress has facial hair, and America’s last mustachioed president finished his term in 1913. So the researchers decided to do what they do best—research—and came up with a surprising result: the more facial hair a politician had, the more likely people thought he was sexist.

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