Also, gay men are more emotionally expressive, leading to a general 'tightness' and muscular activation throughout the entire face. Homosexuality and Religion. Retrieved 21 November It turns out people are just plain bad at this kind of task — we see too much of ourselves in people, and we act and perceive instinctively.
Furthermore, in an even more rigorously controlled series of experiments published in the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyRule and his colleagues replicated their discovery that people are able to accurately guess male sexual orientation. Archived from the original on March 3, Fall For example, in the second experiment, participants could still ferret out the gay face when shown the eye region sans eyebrows and cropped to the outer canthi.
The depictions were mostly minor roles and regarded as stereotypes. This marked the beginning of the modern LGBT movement that had taken an increasingly proactive stand in defining the LGBT community culture, specifically in mainstream media. Most relevant are perhaps their remarks as to why the paper was released at all: We were really disturbed by these results and spent much time considering whether they should be made public at all.
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