Interesting NY times article

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    Jun 05, 2010 9:55 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/05/opinion/05blow.html?th&emc=th

    I like the last but one paragraph...!:

    " As for the aversion among men, it may be softening a bit. Professor Savin-Williams says that his current research reveals that the fastest-growing group along the sexuality continuum are men who self-identify as “mostly straight” as opposed to labels like “straight,” “gay” or “bisexual.” They acknowledge some level of attraction to other men even as they say that they probably wouldn’t act on it, but ... the right guy, the right day, a few beers and who knows. As the professor points out, you would never have heard that in years past. ..."


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    Jun 05, 2010 1:29 PM GMT
    supports the Kinsey scale proposition, in general, without necessarily validating it...
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    Jun 05, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    People here on mass love to bag Fox News here as being bias. Is not the New York Times just as bias?
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    Jun 05, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    I agree with Flyriver about the article. I liked it all but the last part was a bit off for me as well.

    What I think the reader could be saying is that now for the first time in a long time straight males can be allowed to think that other males are attractive. What I don't agree with is that these straight males may, one day, have sex with the men they find attractive. I think straight males FINALLY just are catching up with gay men and all women in the fact that we can find anyone attractive and vocalize it [i.e. straight women state all the time that other women are beautiful. Gay men state that women are attractive, etc]. However, finding someone attractive and vocalizing it is not the same as wanting to have sex with someone or in a relationship with them. That's your innate sexuality.

    Even if a few of these straight men were curious and did something with a guy, that does not make them gay or bi or anything other than be a straight- they are just being curious. We are all curious beings- just look at any child- that's how we learn about the world around us. We are all curious about life and when our sexuality comes into play you get curious about that part of life. I was "curious" with my best friend when we were just starting puberty and he could not be any straighter!! It's natural part of life and I think finally some straight guys are just admitting it. All of this does not change any part of their innate sexuality towards females.

    So in the end, bravo to the straight dudes to be more open minded about things. But remember guys that does not mean we can turn them!! icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 05, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    Pattison saidPeople here on mass love to bag Fox News here as being bias. Is not the New York Times just as bias?


    No.
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    Jun 05, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    ANY news outlet is biased. Simply the selection of a story is the beginning of bias. However, the New York Times is widely respected for its reporting (even among serious intellectual conservatives, who rely on its information). The New York Times has a liberal EDITORIAL page, but that's different from a reporting bias. NYT goes to great lengths to publish as much information about a story as possible. Fox News, first of all, is not very good at investigative journalism-- it packages the news but doesn't gather it as much. And while its reporting is reasonably accurate (although by no means as reliable by the NYT) it often leaves gaping holes of information in its stories which lead to tremendous bias. Not to mention that most of its news is presented with extensive conservative spin. There is no comparison. I regularly read the NYT and I watch Fox News.