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Scientific Heterosexism July 3, 2010

Posted by Geekgirl in Science Education, Uncategorized.
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scientific heterosexism

An analysis of heterosexist bias in the fields of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.

In other words, do you recognize names like Paul Cameron and Focus on the Family?

Oppression by Scientific Method:

The Use of Science to “Other” Sexual Minorities

James M. Mohr

JOURNAL OF HATE STUDIES [Vol. 7:21

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) civil rights have become a major
focus of the legislative agenda of a variety of organizations in support of
and in opposition to those rights. This growing interest in LGB civil rights
can be seen through the increasing news reports and political discussions
concerning marriage equality, the addition of sexual orientation as a protected class
to hate crime laws and workplace nondiscrimination legislation,
the elimination of the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and the right of LGB people to adopt children.
As these issues move to the forefront, different groups attempt to use scientific reports,
studies, and perspectives as one way to promote their viewpoints.

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The Failure of Abstinence Only Education September 13, 2009

Posted by Geekgirl in Commentary, Health, Science Education, social, Teens.
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A 2004 US Congressional review found that 11 of the 13 most frequently used abstinence-only curricula contained false, misleading, or distorted information—including inaccurate information about contraceptive effectiveness, risks of abortion, and other scientific errors [12]. Another review found that curricula often provide misinformation about condoms and contraception [13].

As usual, for those of you that don’t want to read a lengthy science paper, I have highlighted the take home lessons in blue. (more…)