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Monday, August 08, 2005 :::

Er, duh.

"Men who feel anxious about their masculinity are more likely to support war, buy SUVs and be hostile to gays, according to a new study from Cornell University. Robb Willer, a sociology doctoral candidate at Cornell, gave men and women a gender-identity survey in which they received feedback saying that their answers were either masculine or feminine. Women's responses weren't affected by this feedback, but men whose manliness was threatened reacted strongly. "I found that if you made men more insecure about their masculinity, they displayed more homophobic attitudes, tended to support the Iraq war more and would be more willing to purchase an SUV over another type of vehicle," Willer said. He plans a follow-up study on men's attitudes about violence toward women, and another to see if testosterone levels are a factor." [ the story ]

I suspect at some point someone must have threatened Bush's masculinity. Although, you'd have to be pretty secure in your masculinity to dress like this. Gayest president ever.

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Jesus. This is like doing a study on what effect cutting of someone's supply of oxygen has on their mood.

"The subjects tend to flail around and turn blue in the face."

How about we figure out a way to help men feel less anxious about their masculinity in the first place? Perhaps by showing them that picture of Dubya over and over. Man.

By Blogger Angela, at 1:32 PM  

I think those are the boots from Footloose.

By Blogger Kristy, at 1:49 PM  

I'd love to know what those 2 men in the second pic had to say about that outfit. Their faces seem to agree that "W" looks like a fruitcake.

By Blogger Michelle, at 2:12 PM  

Wow that's a funny photo of the prez. All that's missing are the white gloves. I really thought for a second he was wearing them.

By Blogger Bewareoftheblog, at 3:03 PM  

If I saw a man dressed like that coming towards me on the sidewalk I would think two things:
1) He's fucking crazy
2) That guy coming towards me might be fucking crazy.

By Blogger Elle Marie, at 4:19 PM  

I thought Truman Capote was dead?

By Blogger elcynic, at 4:38 PM  

I seriously thought that was Ian McKellen visiting his boyfriend on the set of X3. Hey Girl! HEEEYAW!

By Blogger brent, at 5:39 PM  

Yeah, but he's still showing his masculine side since he's heading for an SUV!
And then, of course, we all know how he stands on the war ... unfortunately ...

By Blogger omo@the rock, at 7:06 PM  

He shall henceforth be known as President Fancy Pants!
So let it be written, so let it be done!

By Blogger Monkey, at 7:23 PM  

Cowboy boots/hat and a scarf? I'm sure he's wearing a huge belt buckle. Now all that's missing is for him to be eating pudding.

By Blogger stapler, at 5:51 AM  

W is getting ready for a duel. he Glove Slapped someone and now he must fight to the death.

By Blogger Honey Bunny, at 8:54 AM  

That South Park episode where the Queer Eye guys are going to make over the president has come true.

Crab People...Crab People...(If you saw that episode you'll get it)

By Blogger Biglug, at 10:04 AM  

And keep in mind that the person that did this study GOT PAID FOR IT! I would love to have a job where I did work of no importance what so ever and got paid big bucks to do it!

By Anonymous duane, at 2:20 PM  

I'd say his job was important... after all, if we can find out why people like W support war (they're not feeling very masculine), then maybe we can prevent wars by telling men how big their penises are (another South Park reference?).

By Blogger Cara, at 9:19 PM  

Jeebus!! Hahaha! Best caption to a photo ever, Dan!

By Blogger Aliecat, at 5:19 PM  

I hate him with a passion, but that's a great outfit. Except the shades are too small -- he needs some RayBans. Actually, he looks a lot like my preaching professor at Harvard, the sartorially fabulous (and very gay) Rev. Peter Gomes, who is never seen on campus without his overcoat, a fetching chapeau, and a scarf. Smashing.

By Blogger PeaceBang, at 3:15 PM  

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