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Majority of Americans hate socialism, reject AOC: survey
Nearly 60 percent of the country thinks poorly of Progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and 75 percent want nothing to do with the socialism she preaches.
Asked whether the free-market economy or socialism was better, 75 percent of likely voters chose capitalism, while 11 percent backed socialism, according to a Heartland Institute/Rasmussen poll.
Another 14 percent said they were “not sure.”
“Likely voters hate socialism,” the pollster said.
“Despite the countless calls for more socialism among elites in media and Hollywood, Americans aren’t interested in adopting the same socialist policies that have led to mass poverty wherever they have been tried,” the Illinois-based nonprofit said in a statement released Wednesday, the Washington Times reported.
Majority of Americans hate socialism, reject AOC: survey
Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies
Here’s the real story behind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’
In the Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 18, 1961, there is an account of thousands of birds raining down from the sky at 3 a.m.—crashing into homes and cars in Capitola and Pleasure Point, California just off Monterey Bay. Eight persons were reported bitten. This is the bird: Ardenna grisea, the sooty shearwater.
“The word of the bird invasion spread fast throughout the state,” notes the article, “and a phone call came to The Sentinel from mystery thriller producer Alfred Hitchcock from Hollywood.” He requested a copy of that day’s paper. After all, the famed director was adapting a particular 1952 Daphne du Maurier story into a screenplay on the subject of killer birds. And less than two years later, Hitchcock’s The Birds premiered.
Prevailing theories at the time supposed the sooty shearwaters got lost in the fog. But if flocking birds were easily confused in low visibility, which is pretty normal up and down coastal California, then shearwater invasions would be as common as passing rain. So, in order to understand what happened, first you need to know how a flock of birds—like thousands of shearwaters—fly and move together.
Here’s the real story behind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’
Passenger who squeezed flight attendant’s butt & called him “gay boy” gets sent to prison
An unruly passenger was just sentenced to six months in prison for the sexual assault of a male flight attendant.
The passenger, Gavin Capps, was flying with EasyJet from Manchester, U.K., to Iceland for work this past January, when he attacked the flight attendant.
Related: 4 firemen arrested for attempted sexual assault of a male teenaged volunteer
Capps had three beers on the flight and went to the front of the plane to get more, but he was sent back and told to wait for the in-flight service. When the duty-free trolley came down the aisle, Capps took 400 cigarettes from it and hid them under his seat.
Flight attendants warned him to stop causing trouble, but then he attacked.
“Ex-lesbian” is “thanking God” for the COVID pandemic because Pride parades were canceled
South Korea's coronavirus contact tracing singles out LGBTQ community
Petition Calls To ‘Change Symbol For NHS’ From LGBT Pride Flag
A Straight Man Thinks the Pandemic Might Have Turned Him Gay
Stephen Fry praises ancient Greek mythology for portraying same-sex love as being ‘just part of the joy of life’
Stephen Fry has praised ancient Greek culture for portraying same-sex love as being “just part of the joy of life”.
The actor and writer made the comments during a live broadcast as part of the digital Hay Festival and said Greek myth presented same-sex love as nothing special.
“We are aware that Hollywood is unlikely to spend too much time over that nature of things, and yes that is a pity, but on the other hand, the beauty of Greek culture is that it didn’t make anything particularly special about LGBT+ relationships,” Fry said during his digital appearance at the festival.
Homosexuality in Ancient Greece - One Big Lie?
The Gay Community’s Obsession With Status and Looks Has Huge Mental Health Costs
The queer community is one of the highest risk groups for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. For decades, many scientists wrongly assumed that LGBTQ+ people were inherently pathological, and therefore at greater risk for mental disorder. Shortly after research based on actual surveys of LGBTQ+ people first began in the late 1990s, discrimination and stigma were revealed to be the primary detriments to LGBTQ+ mental health. Though we certainly still have a ways to go, the queer community has since gained a measure of social acceptance. Now, some LGBTQ+ mental health researchers are shifting their focus to stress that comes from within the community itself.
Men of color were more likely to perceive what we call gay community stress. Single men were more likely to experience it, as well as men who described themselves as more feminine, men with fewer socioeconomic resources, and men who didn't feel particularly attractive. We also found that younger men compared to older men were more stressed, and that bisexual men were less likely to experience this type of gay community stress.
Having an older brother makes a man 38% more likely to be gay
A new statistical study found that men with older brothers are 38% more likely to be gay than men who are their mother’s oldest son.
In a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week, the researchers explain that they wanted to examine the “fraternal birth order effect” hypothesis of male homosexuality, the idea that having older brothers increases a man’s chance of being gay.
Fresh advice on sex for gay and bi men during coronavirus pandemic
Gay and bi men should be cautious about sex – particularly with multiple partners – if they want to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus.
Leading LGBT+ health charity GMFA has issued the advice, along with information on mental health and for people with HIV.
It comes as one gay porn studio in the US halts production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charged Media produces the Say Uncle network of titles including Family Dick, Brother Crush, Latin Leche, Young Perps, Missionary Boys, Black Gods, and Yes Father.
CDC analysis shows coronavirus poses serious risk for younger people
Nearly 90 per cent of men and women hold some biases against women: UN report
A new study from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that nearly 90 per cent of both men and women still hold biases against women in some form.
“The world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030,” the report states, referring to goals the UN had adopted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 2020 report sheds light on how the invisible barriers keeping women from achieving equal opportunities and treatment in society are supported by negative biases ingrained in both men and women.
Equality for women remains a distant goal: UN report
Using the Gender Social Norms Index, (GSNI), which looks at data collected by the World Values Survey from 75 countries, which accounts for 81 per cent of the global population, the report found that “91 percent of men and 86 percent of women show at least one clear bias against gender equality in areas such as politics, economic, education, intimate partner violence and women’s reproductive rights.”
It added that “almost 30 per cent of people agree it is justifiable for a man to beat his partner.”
Some older gay men date younger partners – but the reasons are more complex than you think
“It is intellectual, and it repeatedly exists between an older and a younger man,” began Oscar Wilde during his testimony for gross indecency in 1895.
“When the older man has intellect, and the younger man has all the joy, hope and glamour of life before him. That it should be so, the world does not understand. So the world mocks at it.”
Over 100 years on, it is still largely true that “the world does not understand.” So much so, these very words by Wilde are used in the context of contemporary queer cultural discussions today.
Science tells us that trauma is often carried with us for life and can lead to complicated repercussions when it comes to sexual attraction. One resultant effect is that gay men are far more likely to fetishise body image and form deep sexual attractions to certain types of men – such as an insistence on dating particularly masculine, particularly feminine or particularly old or young men – and are likely to carry those image obsessions with them throughout their lives.
THE PROBLEM WITH ‘BORN GAY’
But the “born this way” narrative doesn’t resonate with everyone, and some doubt whether it’s a useful basis on which to advance the rights and freedoms of sexual minorities. In their research on this topic, Lisa M. Diamond and Clifford J. Rosky concluded that advocates shouldn’t use the idea of sexual immutability to advance the rights of sexual minorities for three reasons:
They’re unjust, because they implicitly accept that same-sex attractions and relationships are inferior (“I can’t help but be like this”).
They’re unnecessary, because judges have used grounds other than immutability to protect the rights of sexual minorities, like anti-discrimination, privacy and the harm caused by laws targeting same-sex couples.
They’re unscientific, i.e. it’s just not true that all people experience their sexuality as fixed — it can change and be chosen.
80% of LGBT+ people have been abused online
A massive eight in 10 LGBT+ have experienced abuse online in the last five years.
And trolls have threatened 63% of LGBT+ people with physical violence online.
And the abuse is so bad it’s sending some LGBT+ people back into the closet on social media sites.
One said: ‘It angers and annoys me that there is so much hate from within the LGBT community towards each other.’
And another revealed: ‘After receiving threats online I was threatened in person with injury and death and have been assaulted several times.’
One victim said: ‘The sheer amount of comments has made me hate my sexuality. I used to be very proud of it but now I just hate how and who I love.’
Lesbians more accepted than gay men around the world, study finds
A new study exploring the attitudes toward nonheterosexual men and women in 23 Western and non-Western countries found lesbians are more accepted than gay men around the world.
“We found that gay men are disliked more than lesbian women in every country we tested,” according to the study, which was conducted by three New York University psychologists and published in the December issue of the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science.
Sexual minorities face pervasive discrimination and hostility globally, with same-sex sexual activity still illegal in approximately 70 countries.
American women are more prejudiced than men against lesbians
A landmark study has revealed some startling information about people’s perceptions of homosexuality.
The team of researchers tested people from 23 countries on their attitudes about gays and lesbians. In America, men and women “did not significantly differ in their attitudes toward gay men,” but women were significantly more likely to be prejudiced against lesbians.
A quarter of youngsters being treated at transgender clinics may just be autistic, new research claims
Up to a quarter of youngsters treated in transgender clinics may simply be autistic, according to new research.
Those attending gender identity clinics are many times more likely to show signs of autism than the population at large, doctors found.
Last night, critics said the figures called into serious question the practice of 'affirming' a young person's chosen gender and putting them forward for potentially irreversible medical treatment without a thorough examination of their psychiatric condition.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely than others to become fixated on an idea – be it true or false – which they can then find almost impossible to drop, warned Stephanie Arie-Davies, founder of the campaign group Transgender Trends.
Anyone should be allowed to 'identify' as black regardless of the colour of their skin or background, say university leaders
Anyone should be allowed to ‘identify’ as black regardless of the colour of their skin or background, according to Left-wing university leaders.
The Universities and Colleges Union has set out its stance in a report on the ongoing row about whether men should be able to self-identify as women and be treated as female regardless of their anatomy.
The UCU’s ‘position statement’ did not just stand by its support for self-identification of gender, but also insisted people can choose their own race, saying: ‘Our rules commit us to ending all forms of discrimination, bigotry and stereotyping. UCU has a long history of enabling members to self-identify whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women.’