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(Mother Jones)   Who's better at their gaydar, liberals or conservatives? Guess, go on, guess. You might be surprised   (motherjones.com) divider line 172
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2013-03-22 01:30:58 PM  
Shouldn't this be on TFD?
 
2013-03-22 01:34:23 PM  
Not info on the pictures. Considering the facts presented, both groups fare as well, just that liberals don't care that much.
 
2013-03-22 01:34:33 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Shouldn't this be on TFD?


Shhhhhhh - liters shouldn't know about the content of the lofty and often elitist discussion on TFD.
 
2013-03-22 01:35:45 PM  
Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.
 
2013-03-22 01:36:36 PM  
...so, remembering secure passwords could be making liberals (fail to) think more like conservatives?
 
2013-03-22 01:37:41 PM  
"When the researchers ran the study again with one key modification, they were able to come up with an intriguing answer to this question. This time around, roughly half of the test subjects were required to remember a bit of gibberish-"7T4$RF%"-and type it in after every five faces that they saw. Obviously, this exercise is highly distracting-and that's precisely the point. It took up thinking bandwidth-and when thus distracted, liberals behaved just as the conservatives had in the first study. Now, they too relied on gender stereotypes to decide whether individuals were gay or straight.

In other words, it appears that liberals and conservatives alike snap to initial, stereotypical judgments about a person's sexual persuasion based on facial features. But liberals then engage in a more elaborate thinking process and often adjust their views away from the stereotype-at least when they're not distracted."


Now THAT is interesting.
 
2013-03-22 01:43:09 PM  

make me some tea: "When the researchers ran the study again with one key modification, they were able to come up with an intriguing answer to this question. This time around, roughly half of the test subjects were required to remember a bit of gibberish-"7T4$RF%"-and type it in after every five faces that they saw. Obviously, this exercise is highly distracting-and that's precisely the point. It took up thinking bandwidth-and when thus distracted, liberals behaved just as the conservatives had in the first study. Now, they too relied on gender stereotypes to decide whether individuals were gay or straight.

In other words, it appears that liberals and conservatives alike snap to initial, stereotypical judgments about a person's sexual persuasion based on facial features. But liberals then engage in a more elaborate thinking process and often adjust their views away from the stereotype-at least when they're not distracted."

Now THAT is interesting.


ok
can I get a simul-post for posting exactly the same thing-same time on FB?

but seriously
this adjusting of views is exactly what we liberals claim is the difference between us and the gops. this adjusting views, or critical thinking is also why we turn away from religion and conservatism. we want re-evaluate the world and make changes and improvements. they dont want to think.

would be interesting to rerun the test, and ask the respondents to go back and think again about their choices, trying not to stereotype this time.
 
2013-03-22 01:52:44 PM  

MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.


This.  I'm married and faithful (not on the prowl).  I could really care less what anyone's sexuality is.
 
2013-03-22 01:56:54 PM  
 
2013-03-22 01:57:49 PM  

namatad: make me some tea: "When the researchers ran the study again with one key modification, they were able to come up with an intriguing answer to this question. This time around, roughly half of the test subjects were required to remember a bit of gibberish-"7T4$RF%"-and type it in after every five faces that they saw. Obviously, this exercise is highly distracting-and that's precisely the point. It took up thinking bandwidth-and when thus distracted, liberals behaved just as the conservatives had in the first study. Now, they too relied on gender stereotypes to decide whether individuals were gay or straight.

In other words, it appears that liberals and conservatives alike snap to initial, stereotypical judgments about a person's sexual persuasion based on facial features. But liberals then engage in a more elaborate thinking process and often adjust their views away from the stereotype-at least when they're not distracted."

Now THAT is interesting.

ok
can I get a simul-post for posting exactly the same thing-same time on FB?

but seriously
this adjusting of views is exactly what we liberals claim is the difference between us and the gops. this adjusting views, or critical thinking is also why we turn away from religion and conservatism. we want re-evaluate the world and make changes and improvements. they dont want to think.

would be interesting to rerun the test, and ask the respondents to go back and think again about their choices, trying not to stereotype this time.


Typical.

There you go trying to empathize and relate.

God-fearing conservatives call a spade a spade - no need to second guess. I'll bet you dream all day and night about those rigid, glistening cocks as they ram away relentlessly on some poor fool's asshole.
 
2013-03-22 01:59:52 PM  
Location, location, location

/if you're talking airport men's rooms, cons win in a foot tap
 
2013-03-22 02:01:10 PM  
I would guess conservatives, since they're constantly looking for gay guys for various reasons.
 
2013-03-22 02:11:32 PM  
My gaydar detects gays 100% of the time.  I do this by assuming that everyone is gay.
 
2013-03-22 02:12:15 PM  

Mugato: I would guess conservatives, since they're constantly looking for gay guys for various reasons.


Yep.

Conservatives know their own.
 
2013-03-22 02:12:56 PM  

MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.


This.
 
2013-03-22 02:13:31 PM  
based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.
 
2013-03-22 02:14:19 PM  
Since all gay people emit a distinct odor I never have a problem picking them out of a crowd.
 
2013-03-22 02:15:02 PM  

MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.


What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.
 
2013-03-22 02:18:19 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.


Is this one of those "you're a racist for noticing my racism" sorts of things or something? Because otherwise it doesn't seem to make a lick of sense.
 
2013-03-22 02:18:27 PM  

skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.


That's what she said!

Or he, if you'd prefer.
 
2013-03-22 02:18:47 PM  

MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

 
2013-03-22 02:19:04 PM  

Uzzah: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

That's what she said!

Or he, if you'd prefer.


or both, bigot
 
2013-03-22 02:21:19 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.


True, if I have interpreted you statement correctly ("what you are" = "what you are")
 
2013-03-22 02:21:34 PM  

skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.


I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.
 
2013-03-22 02:23:20 PM  

Mugato: I would guess conservatives, since they're constantly looking for gay guys for various reasons.


Pretty much what I was thinking. When you suspect everyone you meet, you're going to get it right once in a while.
 
2013-03-22 02:24:40 PM  
People who have the worst gaydar: People who are gay themselves.

I can usually tell gay and bi males, and I'm about 90% accurate. Gay and bi women, however, baffle me. Sucks too, because I'd love to get the fiance and me a girlfriend. *sigh*

/been functionally monogamous for three and a half years, but not really complaining, just miss the female parts
 
2013-03-22 02:25:55 PM  
More likely that Conservatives like to identify gays so that they can approach them in bathrooms.
 
2013-03-22 02:26:59 PM  

make me some tea: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

I would think it'd be nearly impossible. It's a lot easier to determine if someone is gay by their demeanor than their physical attributes, but even that's not an accurate measurement.

The study was apparently crafted to determine the mental process which each person uses to arrive at their decision.


upload.wikimedia.org
Looks straight, not

www.metalinsider.net

on the other hand...

CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-22 02:27:34 PM  
 Portman says he struggled deeply with the issue-and finally pulled a Dick

That's some unfortunate formating there.
 
2013-03-22 02:27:49 PM  

skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

It depends on the picture.
 
2013-03-22 02:29:17 PM  
Conservatives go with their gut.

www.bilerico.com
 
2013-03-22 02:29:44 PM  
namatad: this adjusting of views is exactly what we liberals claim is the difference between us and the gops. this adjusting views, or critical thinking is also why we turn away from religion and conservatism. we want re-evaluate the world and make changes and improvements. they dont want to think.

so you're saying that liberals are better critical thinkers than conservatives because you don't stereotype. and then you proceed to stereotype conservatives. brilliant.
 
2013-03-22 02:30:08 PM  
skullkrusher:
CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.

Did you then get into the "Who? Yes. The Band!" debate from Aimaniacs?
 
2013-03-22 02:30:10 PM  

vernonFL: skullkrusher: based on pictures alone? That's pretty hard.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 185x273]

It depends on the picture.


not sure why Rob came as the surprise that it did. Dude is basically responsible for the metal-leather connection and he just wanted an excuse to dress the way he did when he was old trolling for strange.
 
2013-03-22 02:30:25 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.


As opposed to Conservatives who don't give a crap about anyone else.
 
2013-03-22 02:30:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: skullkrusher:
CSB: My grandmother somehow saw this album cover at my house one day and exclaimed "Dear Jesus, that's a motley crew." My mother found this absolutely hysterical.

Did you then get into the "Who? Yes. The Band!" debate from Aimaniacs?


hehe
 
2013-03-22 02:31:37 PM  

Peki: /been functionally monogamous for three and a half years, but not really complaining, just miss the female parts


Not bad, you'll get some hits with that bait

Soup4Bonnie: Shouldn't this be on TFD?


And this

Elzar: Shhhhhhh - liters shouldn't know about the content of the lofty and often elitist discussion on TFD.


Say what you will, I miss the fake threads. Where else would we have gotten gangbang baby from for instance?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-22 02:32:15 PM  
the_dude_abides:

so you're saying that liberals are better critical thinkers than conservatives because you don't stereotype. and then you proceed to stereotype conservatives. brilliant.

It's like someone stereotyping racists by claiming that they are all bigots.
 
2013-03-22 02:34:26 PM  
Conservatives make snap judgements, liberals assume there is more than meets the eye.

// same as it ever was
 
Bf+
2013-03-22 02:35:33 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
Lemme guess...
 
2013-03-22 02:36:08 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Conservatives make snap judgements, liberals assume there is more than meets the eye.


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GAY TRANSFORMERS!

ROBOTS IN DISGUISE IN THE CLOSET!
 
2013-03-22 02:36:23 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Conservatives make snap judgements, liberals assume there is more than meets the eye.

// same as it ever was


right...
 
2013-03-22 02:36:50 PM  
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2013-03-22 02:36:53 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My gaydar detects gays 100% of the time.  I do this by assuming that everyone is gay.


Your false positives must run very high.
 
2013-03-22 02:38:37 PM  
My gaydar is pretty good: "hey, are you gay?'

Because...I don't give a fark.
 
2013-03-22 02:40:33 PM  
FTA: "Having learned two years earlier that his son, a college junior, is gay, Portman says he struggled deeply with the issue-and finally pulled a Dick Cheney, coming out politically in favor of the same-sex marriages that many grassroots conservatives find viscerally abhorrent."
 
2013-03-22 02:41:34 PM  

the_dude_abides: so you're saying that liberals are better critical thinkers than conservatives because you don't stereotype. and then you proceed to stereotype conservatives. brilliant.


It's not a stereotype if it really is broadly true. Multiple studies now have concluded that conservative thinking is dominated by low effort, fear, low IQ and now stereotyping.

The evidence increasingly suggests that conservatism, social conservatism in particular, may simply be the result of inferior brain structure.
 
2013-03-22 02:42:41 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.


barneyfifesbullet must be a liberal. Being a troll defines every single thing it posts.
 
2013-03-22 02:43:15 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: FTA: "Having learned two years earlier that his son, a college junior, is gay, Portman says he struggled deeply with the issue-and finally pulled a Dick Cheney, coming out politically in favor of the same-sex marriages that many grassroots conservatives find viscerally abhorrent."


Fark ate my trollface pic.

wallpoper.com
 
2013-03-22 02:43:28 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: barneyfifesbullet: MaxxLarge: Maybe it's just that increasingly, Lefties don't really give a $#!+ what your sexual orientation is, because it doesn't really define you.

What you are is all the left cares about. It defines every single thing they do.

barneyfifesbullet must be a liberal. Being a troll defines every single thing it posts.


I always assumed he was because he's an idiot

/jk
 
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