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Support for Duck Dynasty star from Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia would be the last person I would have expected to support Phil Robertson, being openly gay and a militant feminist…but she has more integrity than many other and calling the ban for what it is….Stalinist.

The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia.

“I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday.

“In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right of religious freedom there,” she added.   Read more »

Turns out, we’ve been imagining most of those gay hordes coming to corrupt society

Fascinating to discover that American people have imagined this whole “gay problem” to be much bigger than it really is.  I  wonder if this would be reflected in New Zealand as well?

Americans surveyed in 2011 substantially overestimated the proportion of Americans identifying as homosexual. Where most estimates reckon about 3.5% of the population are homosexual, Americans surveyed thought that somewhere between 20-25% of the population are gay or lesbian.

Some candidate hypotheses for the overestimation:

  1. Availability bias where observations of people you know carry less weight than observations from TV shows or movies: if people take pop culture as more representative of average reality than their own personal circumstances, and if homosexual characters are over-represented on TV, then this could do it.
    1. In that case, we would expect overestimation particularly among lower-IQ cohorts.
    2. This alone shouldn’t account for it: how many popular TV series other than Modern Family have at least 20% gay characters?
  2. Availability estimation of proportions where individuals of different characteristics are more or less likely to have friends or acquaintances who are gay. This would predict dispersion of estimates but shouldn’t affect estimates of the population mean unless it’s combined with downward bias in the number of people you know. If you’re asked “What proportion of the population is gay or lesbian”, and you think about how many homosexuals you know, and you then underestimate the number of heterosexuals you know, you’d bias upwards your estimate. I still can’t see how that gets you to a 6-times overestimate.   Read more »
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Challenge: see if you can watch this without facepalming

Right let’s deal with this gay non-issue

Detractors of Grant Robertson have started the talk about gay this and gay that…frankly it is demeaning.

They should instead focus on his laziness, his propensity to set his leader up than his sexuality.

Perhaps we need a bit of remedial learning about the fact gay is the new straight.  Read more »

Peak Faggot

Andrew Sullivan blogs about “Peak Faggot”. There is even a website to monitor the use of words and phrases like ‘faggot’, ‘so gay’, ‘no Homo’ and ‘dyke’

With cool graphs in realtime. Note from the graph below that ‘faggot’ is growing in use.

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Puzzle unlocked, why are people gay? Colin Craig may be surprised

Recent research suggests that the perplexing question as to why people are gay has now been discovered.

Unsurprsingly, it is genetic, just not how you would imagine. Poor old Colin Craig, he will be dumb-founded by the research.

Scientists may have finally solved the puzzle of what makes a person gay, and how it is passed from parents to their children.

A group of scientists suggested Tuesday that homosexuals get that trait from their opposite-sex parents: A lesbian will almost always get the trait from her father, while a gay man will get the trait from his mother.

The hereditary link of homosexuality has long been established, but scientists knew it was not a strictly genetic link, because there are many pairs of identical twins who have differing sexualities. Scientists from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis say homosexuality seems to have an epigenetic, not a genetic link.  Read more »

Just because you are lesbian how does that give you a point of difference as a rapper?

A friend writes:

Cam,

Just because you are lesbian how does that give you a point of difference at a rapper?

That is one thing about homosexuality that pisses me off.

If they want to be like everyone else & treated equally then don’t use your sexuality as a point of difference.

And it isn’t just lesbians, gay guys do it too.

There is a fairly large segment of homosexual people who I actually think choose to be gay/lesbian so they can have more to be me me me about. Not necessarily because that is their natural sexual orientation.

I don’t get dykes that have to be so overtly butch and gay guys that do the opposite.

If you are homosexual wouldn’t you just be like anyone else & be yourself.

Before you go thinking she might be a gay hating red-neck, her mother is gay. My correspondent was commenting on an article about lesbian hip-hop.

WARNING: Adult themes and NSFW lyrics over the break. Don’t like it, don’t read it.  Read more »

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Straight…it’s the new gay

Yesterday the post about Creepy Colin the Sloth really went off…

It got me thinking so I did a bit of research…and found this video about straight being the new gay…

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Asexual or dud roots?

Vice has an interesting article about asexual people…or as I prefer to describe them…dud roots:

Minerva isn’t gay. A fluid conversationalist, the Massachusetts native has been artfully rehashing this point for the last three hours.

“I have been told I could easily be mistaken as a lesbian,” she says, gesturing to her cropped, copper hair as evidence. “Which is not a bad thing.”

Minerva isn’t a lesbian, she says, but she certainly isn’t straight. At 29 years old, Minerva, who asked that she be identified by the name of her Tumblr, has never had a romantic relationship. She calls herself “asexual,” meaning she doesn’t experience sexual attraction. To anyone.

To the deep chagrin of some members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Minerva also uses the word “queer” to define her sexuality. A re-appropriated term of endearment for sexual minorities, “queer” is as emotionally charged as it is oddly exclusive, and there is an ongoing, online debate about whether she should feel comfortable using it to self-identify. In some corners of the internet, that debate has turned to all out war.

In October 2011, an outreach organization called Asexual Awareness Week released a “Community Census” that polled data from over 3,000 asexual-identifying people. In the survey, more than 40 percent of respondents said they consider themselves members of the LGBT community, and another 38 percent said they consider themselves “allies,” or supporters of the community.

The community isn’t so quick to oblige.

“Practicing sex/sexuality slightly differently, or not at all, does not make you queer,” “Aria” wrote in a Tumblr post earlier this year. “People don’t shout ‘queer’ at an asexual person on the basis that they are not (sexually) attracted to anyone.”

Even the poofs think they are dud roots…basically if they aren’t rooting then they are duds. The gays aren’t having a bar of dud roots muscling in on their spot.  Read more »

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