That earth-shattering question is being asked by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. And just to show how important it is today to pander to the sexual minority movement, the National Institutes of Health have awarded the hospital a $1.5 million grant (aka taxpayers’ hard-earned money) to discover why 75% of the dyke domain is overweight.
Feds Spend $1.5 million to study Obese Lesbians. “Obesity is one of the most critical public health issues affecting the U.S. today,” the grant states. “Racial and socioeconomic disparities in obesity are receiving increasing attention; however, one area of disparities that is only beginning to be recognized is the striking interplay of gender and sexual orientation.”
Goddess forbid that these chuckle heads actually admit that so much of what passes for an alternative sexual orientation lifestyle is down right unhealthy in one way or another. But somehow I don’t think that any researcher today, especially one living and working in the liberal la-la land of Massachusetts will be stating the obvious any time soon.
Check out the story over at Fox News, read the comments, and put in your two cents worth. I couldn’t resist responding to a comment made by a self-described overweight lesbian by the name of Jo Ann Jury who seemed to think that blubber was a courageous anti-male political statement of sister solidarity. And she also absurdly remarked that most lesbians don’t really care much about weight when choosing a partner. Well, based on my personal experience of usually being the slimmest lesbian at any dyke gathering, I can attest to the fact that lesbians do indeed dig svelte.
Here’s my Fox News retort:
As a slender lesbian, I’ve got to say: What absolute nonsense, Jo Ann!
It doesn’t take a million dollar grant to see why so many middle-aged and older lesbians are fat and unhealthy. And the fat epidemic has nothing whatsoever to do with men nor with any other left-over lesbian feminist hogwash from the 1970s.
There are myriad reasons for the majority of middle-aged lesbians being overweight, such as: depression, lack of self-respect, poor self-image, junk food diets, poor health habits, lack of exercise, etc.
And the lesbian lifestyle, with its serial monogamy, endless cheating, shallow sense of community, can all be added to the mix here.
Maybe you need to stop carrying your fat as a badge of faux feminist courage and begin to treat it as the emotional and physical health issue that it is.
And lesbians do indeed care about weight and appearance, just like anyone else. But heck, if 75% of the potential dating pool is overweight, well, that doesn’t give one much of a choice, does it?