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Finally, I wonder if the "cure" works in reverse?
That is, would some heterosexuals like to be "cured" of being straight because they find it unsatisfactory and depressing for whatever reason?
Originally posted by December21st2012
Every time I see this thread I keep mistakenly reading Epigenetics as "Eugenics" for some reason. I dont know what that means, my eyes playing tricks on me I guess.
Originally posted by dorkfish87
My pleasure, of course I don't speak for all homosexuals. I'm sure there are some gay people that would jump at the chance to live a "normal" life.
However I don't see how being gay, even if its genetic, would make one inferior. I'd be interested in hearing someone argue the case
In one case, the double-edged quality of a seemingly benign or even positive claim-that LGB people are relatively affluenthas been noted in a variety of contexts to caution against using the image or myth of affluence for fear of heightening resentment against the gay community or for inflating the economic and political power of gay people.6 The most persuasive argument against those empirical claims, in my view, is not political utility or disutility but the mounting evidence from a variety of data sources and authors that LGB people are simply not more affluent than heterosexual people.
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To the contrary, these studies showed that gay men earn significantly less than do heterosexual men who have similar characteristics. The wage gap is sizable in some studies and ranges from 13% to 32% lower earnings for gay men after controlling for other influences on wages. 15 For instance, men in gay couples earn $43,117 on average, or 13% less than married men's average earnings of $49,777 in Census 2000.16 The picture is less clear-cut for lesbians, though. Lesbian and bisexual women earn more than heterosexual women in the studies reviewed, with 17 the difference reaching as high as a 31% income advantage for lesbians. Some, but not all, of that difference results from higher hours and weeks worked by lesbians. 18 The other reasons for the higher earnings remain unclear, 19 but could result from lesbians' greater attachment to and experience in the paid labor force. 20 But that apparent advantage disappears when comparing a lesbian couple to a heterosexual couple. 21 Two women's incomes are significantly less than the incomes of heterosexual couples (and gay male couples, for that matter).22 Taken as a whole, the evidence suggests that lesbians' economic resources appear to be shaped more directly by their gender than their sexual orientation. 3
Originally posted by Klassified
Every time information like this comes out, I can't help but scrutinize it for who benefits, and how it can be used for less than ethical purposes, and to further someones agenda.
Advancements like this in our technology, and our understanding is great. But in the wrong hands, they become no less deadly than the proverbial "weapons of mass destruction".