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Tofu Hot Dogs

Per my comment on the previous post — concerning claims of a connection between soy, homosexuality and penis size — it turns out that science bears out my personal experience.

The relation between sexual orientation and penile dimensions in a large sample of men was studied. Subjects were 5,122 men interviewed by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction from 1938 to 1963. They were dichotomously classified as either homosexual (n = 935) or heterosexual (n = 4187). Penile dimensions were assessed using five measures of penile length and circumference from Kinsey’s original protocol. On all five measures, homosexual men reported larger penises than did heterosexual men. Explanations for these differences are discussed, including the possibility that these findings provide additional evidence that variations in prenatal hormonal levels (or other biological mechanisms affecting reproductive structures) affect sexual orientation development.

Proving once again that with guys it all comes down to “Who’s Got the Biggest.” Or at least thinks he does. Maybe that’s the root of the concern expressed by the WorldNetDaily columnist. In which case I suggest he try the tofu hot dog challenge.

It’s from Alfred Kinsey, though. So the nutters will disregard it anyway.

Via Andrew Sullivan.


  1. You know, some people REALLY have too much time on their hands.

    (Not you. The researchers. And WorldNetDaily ‘journalists’)

  2. I’m not one to pick a single point as the cause of all the worlds problems, such as saying soy causes homosexuality. However, one must wonder. At my age (45), I remember as a kid the occasional girl who would develope early (like 12, 13 or 14), and remember them to this day because they where probably the subject of many of my prepubescent fantasies. But girls like that where one in a thousand. They would be remembered for years after and talked about by other boys, “How about that Jill Koleche, who graduated two years ago. When I was in 7th grade, I would walk all the way to the 9th grade hallways in between classes just for the chance to maybe see her” and so on.
    Now, when I go to pick up my kids at school (the oldest is 11 years old) and I see girls running around with mature bodies. I mean like chests that would make a pornstar envious. And it’s not one in a thousand, it’s like every third one. I see girls in the in the third grade who are running about in fully developed bodies, at least in feminine characteristics if not in height. At the Junir high it’s even worse. Almost every last one of the girls in the 7th grade is a fully developed women physically, at age 12 or younger.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a pedophile or anything like that, but the simple fact of the matter is that girls were not that far developed, with the very rare exception, when I was in school, not by a long shot. Girls in 7th and 8th grade today look like High School Senior or older from when I was growing up.
    Now the sick guy might say “Whoo-hoo, thats great, keep it going” but if there is something in our nations food supply that is affecting the nations female children in this manner, whether it’s soy beans or whatever hormones that they pump into cows to produce more milk or into chickens to get more breast meat, one must ask how is this effecting the development our male children? I question whether something that so effects the female children so drastically would not effect the male children as well. And if it is, one must ask what impacts is it having on the male children.
    Even if all of the physiological effects are isolated to the female children, how does it impact the psychological development of the male children to be going to school with girls that have bodies that could have been drawn from the pages of some dirty magazine, dressed like Brittany Spears, and with hormonaly driven desires of someone 5-10 years or more developmentally their seniors?
    In summary, my questions are, what is it about the present diet in our nation that is causing female children to develope so early? How are these chemicals effecting our sons? Is this good for positive interractions between the genders of the same age and the development positive relationships? Is the early maturation of our daughters a healthy phenomena, physically and psychologically, for the long run? And finally, how are these changes impacting our society?
    I do not believe that soy and soy by-products are the sole culprit, but it may have some impact. Soy has long been a contentious foodstuff, as far back as the 50’s when some initial studies showed concern about it’s high level of plant produced estrogen. But if soy is not a contributing factor, what is causing the premature aging of our daughters?