Homophobes have deeper issues- agree?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Homophobic People Often Have Psychological Issues
    by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | September 11, 2015 08:41am ET

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    "The study is opening a new research avenue, where the real disease to study is homophobia," Jannini told Live Science. [7 Thoughts That Are Bad for You]

    The psychology of homophobia

    Earlier research has found homophobia to be a complex subject, with some studies suggesting that people with visceral negative reactions to gays and lesbians often harbor same-sex desires themselves. Other studies, though, contest that idea, and suggest that homophobic people are truly averse to same-sex attraction. Other factors — such as religiosity, sensitivity to disgust, hypermasculinity and misogyny — seem to play a role in anti-gay beliefs, Jannini and his colleagues wrote in an article published Sept. 8 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

    But no one had ever looked at the mental health or psychopathology of homophobic people. In the new study, the researchers asked 551 Italian university students, ranging in age from 18 to 30, to fill out questionnaires on their levels of homophobia as well as their psychopathology, including levels of depression, anxiety and psychoticism. The homophobia scale required participants to rate how strongly they agreed or disagreed (on a 5-point scale) with 25 statements, such as: Gay people make me nervous; I think homosexual people should not work with children; I tease and make jokes about gay people; and It does not matter to me whether my friends are gay or straight.

    The students also answered questions about their attachment style, which categorizes how people approach relationships. The "healthy" attachment style is known as secure[​IMG] attachment, in which people feel comfortable getting close to others and having others get close to them. People who are insecurely attached, on the other hand, might avoid intimacy, become too clingy or desire closeness but feel uncomfortable trusting others.

    Finally, the students answered questions about their coping strategies — defense mechanisms people use when they face unpleasant or scary situations. Defense mechanisms can be healthy ("mature") or unhealthy ("immature"). A mature defense, for example, might include regulating one's emotions and not depending on others for validation. Immature defense mechanisms might include impulsive actions, passive aggression or denial of a problem.

    Homophobia and anger

    Overall, the better the mental health of the person (based on the responses to the questionnaire), the less likely he or she was to be homophobic, the researchers found. People with "fearful-avoidant" attachment styles, who tend to feel uncomfortable in close relationships with others, were significantly more homophobic than those who were secure with close relationships. The researchers also found that people with higher levels of immature defense mechanisms were more homophobic than those with mature defense mechanisms.

    High levels of hostility and anger, measured as psychoticism, were also linked to homophobia, the researchers found.

    But other mental health issues had the opposite association: Depression and neurotic defense mechanisms (like hypochondria or repression) were both linked with lower levels of homophobia.

    The findings position homophobia as a trait more often seen in dysfunctional personalities, but personality isn't the whole story. Homophobia is a "culture-induced disease," Jannini said, so personality traits probably interplay with factors like religion and conservative values. The researchers are currently expanding the study to students in Albania, Jannini said. They're also studying how the fear of not being "man enough" might influence homophobic attitudes.
     
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    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

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    Problem is, people think calling another person a fag jokingly is homophobic.
     
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    no anger, but am grossed the fuck out when two fruits kiss, need a heads up first or sumpin.
     
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    Hoooooooogah!
     
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    Don't care what two people do behind closed doors. Good for them. Doesn't affect me. I only care about and enjoy what I do behind closed doors. ;)
     
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    Can I stick my finger up your ass ?
     
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    I think the fact that we're not allowed to show any emotion to the militant inyoface fruits, tests the patience of many.
    its like we're always being tested to make sure we have all conformed to outrageous behavior and the thought police.
    god forbid if you even think ill of the ridiculous parades forced on the public....
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    Remember guys, the straight white male is the most hated person on Earth.
     
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    If you watched this movie all the way through, You might be a HOMO.

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    Can't wait for the heterophobe study.
     
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    A guy fucking another guy up the ass is totally normal :c
     
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    Two is my minimum.
     
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    I'm not homophobic, I'm homofatigued. I'm tired of talking about less than 5% of the population.
     
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    Shut up, Faggot.
     
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    This is well said. It's like constantly fucking with a dog and when it bites you blame it a bad dog.
     
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    This is a faggot thread.
     
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    but why the constant need to display the weird outlandishness of what I can only guess is the extreme weird gay? of those public parades? the gays I know would never do that, I think? I dunno, why haven't they moved beyond that horseshit yet is the question.....that nobodys allowed to ask
     
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    homophobe
     
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    I don't want to see two dudes getting all hands on in public.
    I also don't want to see a dude and a girl all hands on in public.
    Game on in private.
    But, if I stopped at my first line, I'd likely be a homophobe to some.
    The End.
     
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    I have issues?
     
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