Alex Blaze


Filed By Alex Blaze | April 14, 2007 9:00 AM | comments

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  • Jim Burroway debunks Paul Cameron's latest "study":
    But it's just enough of a cover for Cameron to hijack the reputation of the Eastern Psychological Association to enhance his usual bag of tricks. And it turns out the general public aren't the only ones being hoodwinked by Cameron's latest escapade. He also managed to put the real thrust of his paper past the EPA. He disguised his research as a study on the prevalence of homosexuality, not as the homosexual lifespan study that he's bragging about in his press releases.
  • Jasmyne Cannick asks why some LGBT advocacy groups didn't put out statements about Imus's comment:
    So it wasn't that much of a surprise to me when the statements of Don Imus went without comment from gay leadership. Black lesbians are still relatively invisible in the gay community and who speaks up for us? Don Imus didn't say "nappy-headed straight hos." No, he said "nappy-headed ho's," a slur that offended Black women who are heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual.
  • Rev. Vilius Dundzila reviews The Secret:
    The materialistic and narcissistic messages of The Secret belittle whatever superficial spiritual teachings it hopes to offer. The movie makes no mention of loving one's neighbor or enacting justice. It makes no overtures toward feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, sheltering the homeless, or caring for the sick. The power of positive thinking will apparently take care of that.
  • Harvey Fierstein points out the ubiquity of prejudice:
    For the past two decades political correctness has been derided as a surrender to thin-skinned, humorless, uptight oversensitive sissies. Well, you anti-politically correct people have won the battle, and we're all now feasting on the spoils of your victory. During the last few months alone we've had a few comedians spout racism, a basketball coach put forth anti-Semitism and several high-profile spoutings of anti-gay epithets.
  • The International Journal of Eating Disorders published a new study on sexual orientation and eating disorders:
    In their study, Feldman and colleague Dr. Ilan H. Meyer found an elevated eating disorder risk among men who were active in recreational groups, such as sports teams, that primarily included other gay or bisexual men. On the other hand, men who said they felt closely connected to the gay community had a lower risk of currently suffering eating disorder symptoms. This supports the theory that acceptance in the gay community boosts men's self-esteem and may offer a buffer against eating disorders, according to the researchers.

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