for some reason, some psychologists see homophobia as a real condition.
most interesting to more tolerant folks is that it has been shown that those with the strongest anti-gay sentiments are often sexually aroused when they view gay pornHOMOPHOBIA
(George Weinberg, "a heterosexual psychologist")Related to the question of whether homophobia is really about intense, irrational fear is the question of whether it is about diagnosis. Some activists and commentators have embraced the language of psychopathology in discussing homophobia (Brownworth, 2001; Elliott, 1988; Johnson, 1993; Lerner, 1993). Most of their analyses can be considered mainly rhetorical, but some clinicians have argued that homophobia is indeed a psychopathology and others have implicitly accepted homophobia as a valid clinical label for at least some individuals (Kantor, 1998; see also Guindon, Green, & Hanna, 2003; Jones & Sullivan, 2002). Empirical data to support this conceptualization are lacking. Strong aversions and even fear responses to homosexuality are observed in some mentally ill patients. But the broad assertion that homophobia is a pathology seems as unfounded as earlier arguments that homosexuality was an illness.“I coined the word homophobia to mean it was a
phobia about homosexuals….It was a fear of
homosexuals which seemed to be associated with a
fear of contagion, a fear of reducing the things one
fought for—home and family. It was a religious
fear and it had led to great brutality as fear always
Homophobic Men Most Aroused by Gay Male Porn | Psychology Today
One study asked heterosexal men how comfortable and anxious they are around gay men. Based on these scores, they then divided these men into two groups: men that are homophobic, and men who are not. These men were then shown three, four-minute videos. ... While this was happening, a device was attached to each participant's penis.
When viewing lesbian sex and straight sex, both the homophobic and the non-homophobic men showed increased penis circumference. For gay male sex, however, only the homophobic men showed heightened penis arousal.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
..you wanna back that crock of BS up...?Originally Posted by Risky Thicket;1062953294
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the bill is stupid , it sucks... but this statement is equally misguided. C'mon
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I like this post. You are right- I do think that the unwritten social contract that all societies have places limits on some "inalienable" rights.
For example: Inalienable right to private property
but... social contract states no property is absolutely private. Thus imminent domain, zoning codes and taxation are valid concepts.
All societies have determined that society, as a whole, retains some degree of ownership over every piece of property in that society. How often, and under what circumstances society excercizes this contract, can vary from almost always, to almost never (of which I favor "almost never").
Conscription in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, the Founding Fathers appeared to retain the unwritten social contract that individuals could be forced to participate in the common defense.
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Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.