by McGuire | July 14, 2015 4:22 am
Ridiculous and frivolous would be words I used to describe the apparent bill that we as Americans are footing- all to find out why lesbians are fat. Don’t worry though, thanks to the study we now know that 75% of lesbians are in fact fat, so that must mean that the porn industry has lied to us once again. I’m so shocked. Daily Mail reports:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has now spent over $3.5 million of taxpayer’s money to try and determine why the majority of lesbians in the US are obese.
The study entitled, ‘Sexual Orientation and Obesity: A Test of a Gendered Biopsychosocial Model,’ is aimed at concluding why nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians are dangerously overweight.
The study is also investigating why heterosexual men are twice as likely to be obese when compared to gay males.
‘It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women. In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males,’ says the study.
The NIH has cited public health and the risks associated with obesity in their continued funding of the project.
The study first began in 2011 and it will continue until June of next year.
Free Beacon reports that the total funding for the research is now $3,531,925. Funding has more than doubled since the study was first reported on by CNSNews.com in 2013.
A scientific paper associated with the study asserted that lesbians have lower ‘athletic-self esteem’ that could be linked to higher rates of obesity.
A separate research paper found that lesbians are more likely to see themselves as a healthy weight even if they are not.
What the heck. Why is this a thing? Why are we WASTING perfectly good money for this stupid study? Look, I don’t even care if you decide your ideal soulmate is a purple turtle. I decidedly do not care one bit if you are a fat lesbian, and I certainly don’t think government dollars should be spent trying to make this happen. STOP. DO you not see the citizens of America out on the streets, the children going hungry? Is there REALLY no better allotment for thhis funding than obesity study?
Didn’t think so, but you can read the study here, just in case you’re dying to.
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