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Friday, April 07, 2006

 

Science behind the stereotypes?

Southern Voice article on gender atypical preferences and sexual orientation. I haven't read it closely as yet but it looked pretty balanced when I skimmed it.

Comments:
The main flaw I could see is that they didn't note that Reiger's study likely had severe problems with selection bias. People who recalled more gender atypicality would probably be more likely to send in videos, and Reiger apparently had a lot of problems recruiting people for the study because of his advisor's wacky eugenics ideas:

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Bailey/Greenberg-Bailey/NU%20seminar%204-28-05.htm#Sanders

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Bailey/Greenberg-Bailey/Chicago%20Free%20Press%205-04-05.htm

I knew an incredibly effeminate guy in college who, I was informed, "pulls in girls like a f[-----]g rake."
 
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