Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do they really want to know?

The US federal government is funding a study to see why lesbians are so much more likely to be fat than heterosexual women and why heterosexual men are more likely to be fat than gay men. As quoted by Ann Althouse, the authors of the proposal write:
It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic.... In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males.
Well, you could guess, couldn't you? It just might be because men care more about appearance than women do.

But the study is being conducted for health reasons: "Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today".

Well, all this could be terribly problematic because they wouldn't want to report that women are healthier as a result of social pressure men put on them to look sexy would they?

No comments:

Post a Comment