Exploring The Mystery Of Why Adult Lesbians Are Fat

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 additional $670,567 for fiscal year 2014. The project seeks to determine why “nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese,” and why gay males are not.

In just two years the project’s budget has nearly doubled, growing from $1.5 million to nearly $3 million today, despite fears that sequestration could jeopardize the project and other NIH funding.  SOURCE – Free Beacon

Isn’t there anything else we can finance when it comes to studying women’s health issues?  Like excess radiation emitted during mammograms or an actual peer reviewed study disproving the “myth” that bras cause breast cancer.  (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 Women’s Hospital, operates on the premise that there is a “striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities.”…

The project now claims that lesbians have lower “athletic-self esteem” that may lead to higher rates of obesity. Another research paper found that lesbians are more likely to see themselves at a healthy weight, even though they are not.

Their research found that lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and “mostly heterosexual” 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 “gender nonconformity and athletic self-esteem.”

Imagine that.  They are depressed about not fitting in.  Remember, until not too long ago, homosexuality was considered to be a psychiatric disorder.  (So is depression.)  Given that genius marketing researcher Clotaire Rapaille identified the American code for being fat as “checking out” in his book The Culture Code, that’s basically a given.  Lesbians eat too much because they are not happy.  They are checking out of life around them.  They may or may not be accepted for who they are.  It may well creep out teammates to have a known homosexual in the locker room.  And it seems that lesbians 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 a paper 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.  It’s part of growing up.  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….

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.