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Debate Score:35
Arguments:36
Total Votes:35
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Do Conservatives or Liberals Have Better Gaydar?

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/do-conservatives-have-better-gaydar

Overall, in the study as in the real world, there was indeed a moderate correlation between more "feminine" male faces and being gay. That doesn't mean this relationship holds up in all individuals, but it's true as a statistical average across large numbers of people.

Conservatives had better gaydar when it came to categorizing these stereotypical individuals. However, liberals did better on categorizing non-stereotypical subjects, where conservatives' gut classification approach broke down and they actually fared worse. Neither group was more accurate overall, however.

At this point you're probably wondering: What clues were the liberals going on in the study, if not facial stereotypes?

As it turns out, when the researchers ran the study again with one key modification, they were able to come up with an intriguing answer to this question. This time around, roughly half of the test subjects were required to remember a bit of gibberish—"7T4$RF%"—and type it in after every five faces that they saw.  Obviously, this exercise is highly distracting—and that's precisely the point. It took up thinking bandwidth—and when thus distracted, liberals behaved just as the conservatives had in the first study. Now, they too relied on gender stereotypes to decide whether individuals were gay or straight.

In other words, it appears that liberals and conservatives alike snap to initial, stereotypical judgments about a person's sexual persuasion based on facial features

Conservatives

Side Score: 13
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Liberals

Side Score: 22
1 point

Have you seen American dad?... JK

Side: Conservatives
2 points

I notice that several times a conservative, wide stance in the bathroom, leader who is anti gay ends up being gay. Since all the conservatives accepted him as straight I would have to say their Gaydar is terrible.

Side: Liberals

You probably aren't competent enough in african american women studies, or from a cultural background grounded in the pyschological ramifications of the mental holocaust of black female socio-political subculture to understand the emotional and contextual subtext conveyed in the work of Beyonce vis a vis her struggle against the cultural hegemony of repressive white male domintated culture in the post-modernist age of Obama.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5Slxr_JwEA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5Slxr_JwEA
Side: Liberals
Cartman(18192) Clarified
1 point

Thanks for the video I guess

Side: Conservatives

Conservatives usually can't even tell when they themselves are gay. The Bible Belt, for example, is bursting with repressed homosexuality. What makes you think they would be good at detecting it in others?

Side: Liberals

I agree. There are some closet gays that are so far back in the closet that they are sucking dick in Narnia ;)

Side: Liberals
Del1176(4967) Clarified
1 point

What the fuck?...

Side: Conservatives
1 point

I don't know what the fuck a gaydar is but I am extremely more liberal than conservative on all matters other than drug restriction (we need to abolish recreational drugs I am afraid).

Side: Liberals
Cynical(1948) Disputed
2 points

(we need to abolish recreational drugs I am afraid)

Why?

Side: Conservatives
Del1176(4967) Disputed
1 point

It is definitely necessary to save the people from the harm of drugs.

Side: Liberals

Gaydar is the ability to quickly identify a gay person. Who is better at identifying gay people, conservatives or liberals? ;)

Side: Liberals
Del1176(4967) Clarified
1 point

Considering that conservative idiots are the ones who live in denial of homosexuality genuinely existing I think this is a very easy win for liberals.

Side: Conservatives

Another study showing that left leaning people use more of their brains.

Side: Liberals
Del1176(4967) Clarified
1 point

Now that's just bullshit and you know it.

Side: Conservatives
casper3912(1581) Disputed
1 point

Its bullshit that the study showed that when liberals were distracted and they gave answers more similar to conservatives, suggesting that liberals put more thought into their answers and changed their initial replies after consideration and that multiple studies also show this? Its called reading the link, and Google, if you want to choose to be ignorant and not present any type of argument, or hint of one, then what would a penguin do?

Side: Conservatives