My recent ex-boyfriend used to point out to me how the vocal left-wing men we knew were often physically weaker than vocal right-wingers, and were the last people you would want to have your back in a fight. While I found his observation rather humorous, I always thought it was just a coincidence that the lefties I knew were frail. However, a study by researchers in Denmark found that "... men with higher upper-body strength were less likely to support left-wing policies on the redistribution of wealth. Men with less upper body strength are more likely to support the welfare state" This caused me to ponder the association between liberal ideology and physical fragility. From what I have observed, liberals have a tendency to regard themselves as victims rather than victors. They usually have a more passive mindset, and expect society to accommodate their (often numerous) failings. I suspect if you got some of these weak liberals into a gym, they would expect their personal trainer to help them lift the weights, rather than actually pump the iron themselves. Due to this weakness they live vicariously through proxies such as the State, who they then use to remedy perceived inequities. Conversely, most of the right-wingers I associate with are strong believers in self-sufficiency, self-improvement, and personal responsibility. They regard a person's health, welfare and appearance as that individual's responsibility, rather than a nebulous 'other-man'. What's really interesting is that the study in question found no association between political ideology and physical strength in regards to women. However, given what I hypothesized above, I'd predict that right-wing women are less likely than left-wing women to be slovenly and obese. Although I haven't yet found any studies that show this, merely looking at the appearance of prominent feminists provides us with some pretty strong suggestive evidence.