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Monday, July 9, 2012

Jeff Wattrick: Educating Janice Daniels

More good stuff from Jeff Watrick

Hey Janice Daniels, Science Says The Closet, Not Homosexuality, Is Real Health Hazard

So, you know how embattled Troy Mayor Janice Daniels likes to drone on about “the homosexual lifestyle” being medically dangerous and how, despite claims to the contrary from virtually every reputable medical organization, she says she can produce mysteriously unidentified medical experts to back up her assertions about the unhealthiness of homosexuality?

Well, it turns there is a certain homosexual lifestyle that scientists now say is very likely unhealthy: The closet.

According to an article published this week in Psychology Today, “gay men who hide their sexual orientation have an unusually high incidence of cancer and infectious disease.”

The experts think it’s not so much the homosexual part of the lifestyle that’s so unhealthy, it’s the closeted part.
Psychology Today: The connection between self-concealment and pathology makes more sense when one considers that, psychologically speaking, secrecy is a lot like lying. Keeping a secret in an interview, for instance, will often set off a polygraph machine, because it triggers the same physiological responses as lying, such as increased sweating and accelerated heart rate.

Secrecy, it turns out, is taxing. In one study, subjects were asked to conceal their emotions by maintaining a perfect poker face for a set period of time. Immediately afterward, they were given a test of intellectual capacity. As it turned out, they performed worse on average than control subjects whose emotions had been given free rein. Psychologists have dubbed this kind of exhaustion, “ego depletion.”

1 comment:

  1. The types of comments Janice has made are taking our society backwards and causing emotional trauma we can't even quantify. I suppose she thinks mixed-race marriages are wrong, too.

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