Here is a choice comment from Below The Line on the article at the Daily Beast about the research (I do not know who ‘Ron White’ is):
‘A quote from Ron White:
I told him, “We’re all gay, man. It’s just to what extent are you gay.” He says, “That’s bullshit, man, I ain’t gay at all!” I said, “Yes, you are and I’ll prove it.” He says, “Fine, prove it.” I said to him, “All right- do you like porn?” He says, “Yeah, I love porn, you know that.” I said, “Do you only watch two women doing it?” He said, “Naw, I’ll watch a man and a woman make love.” I said, “OK, do you want the guy to have a tiny, half-flaccid penis?” He said, “Naw, man, I like big, hard, throbbing co- (stunned pause) … I did not know that about myself.” ‘
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I think Mark Simpson’s latest post was excellent, and I have not read anything anywhere else on the subject of this latest piece of ‘sex science’ that even begins to cover the territory he does. (I noticed Guardian CIF were looking for ‘bisexual males’ to write something about it and so far no dice. Maybe they do not need to prove they exist by writing for The Guardian).
That’s why I wanted people to know about Simpson’s post. Especially academics. Because it is not just ‘scientists’ and it is not just Americans who believe in the power of science to determine and measure our identities. The ‘born this way’ discourse is very powerful and pervasive in culture as a whole. I’d like to dismiss it out of hand but I can’t. I see and hear it everywhere. eg coming out of Dan Savage’s pert little sourfaced mouth.
So [redacted] is vital as a resistance to that glib yet pernicious rubbish. AND the fact the quote above resonates so closely with Mark’s point about how all men like porn and all men like porn with COCK in it, demonstrates the ‘rigour’ of his research. It is not just ‘personal experience’ but also ‘participant observation’ in the ‘field’. His is a form of ethnography. Like that of WF Whyte or Steve Zeeland.
(the ‘bisexual’ of the internet, trying not to offend people *too* much by the fact she not only exists, but actually quite likes who she is and even likes the fact that who she is really really gets up certain people’s noses)