Really, they’re just large boned
No wonder we’re broke:
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is now in its fourth year, receiving an additionalÂ $670,567Â for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why â€œnearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,â€ and why gay males are not.
In just two years the projectâ€™s budget has nearly doubled, growing fromÂ $1.5 millionÂ to nearly $3 million today,Â despite fearsÂ that sequestration could jeopardize the project and other NIH funding. Â SOURCE – Free Beacon
Isn’t there anything else we can finance when it comes to studying women’s health issues? Â Like excess radiation emitted during mammograms or an actual peer reviewed study disproving the “myth” that bras cause breast cancer. Â (There are four studies that support the theory and all have been shouted down rather than disproved.)
Oh, no we have to study why adult lesbians tend to be obese:
The study, which is being led by S. Bryn Austin, an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital,Â operates on the premise that there is a â€œstriking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities.â€…
The projectÂ now claimsÂ that lesbians have lower â€œathletic-self esteemâ€ that may lead to higher rates of obesity. AnotherÂ research paperÂ found that lesbians are more likely to see themselves at a healthy weight, even though they are not.
Their researchÂ foundÂ that lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and â€œmostly heterosexualâ€ adolescents exercise one to two hours less a week compared to heterosexuals. The paper also said sexual minorities are 46 to 76 percent less likely to be on a sports team, due to â€œgender nonconformity and athletic self-esteem.â€
Imagine that. Â They are depressed about not fitting in. Â Remember, until not too long ago, homosexuality was considered to be a psychiatric disorder. Â (So is depression.) Â Given that genius marketing researcher Clotaire Rapaille identified the American code for being fat as “checking out” in his bookÂ The Culture Code, that’s basically a given. Â Lesbians eat too much because they are not happy. Â They are checking out of life around them. Â They may or may not be accepted for who they are. Â It may well creep out teammates to have a known homosexual in the locker room. Â And it seems that lesbiansÂ are not realistic about their bodies.
It looks like all American women have body image issues.
The article, though, references a swipe at heterosexual teens:
the project has produced aÂ paperÂ claiming teens that are more feminine or masculine are more likely to engage in behaviors that can cause cancer. The study makes this claim after finding that feminine girls like to go to tanning salons and masculine boys tend to smoke.
Yes, and it all catches up later in life. Â It’s part of growing up. Â It’s part of the culture and to change that is a matter of concentrated dissuasion for generations.
It’s called being normal.
Now, if there could just be a study on the social awkwardness of nerds, geeks, and over-achievers with tips on how to get past that….