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posted by April 9 at 8:28 AMon
Predicted: IMF foresees recession.
Upstaged: Monks crash China’s dog and pony show.
Braced: San Francisco prepares for Olympic Torch protests.
Replanted: Preserved lands.
Concrete Junky: Nickels opposes new parks levy.
We Know Why You Wait: American Airlines grounds 850 planes for safety inspections.
Dreamliner: Boeing hits the snooze button.
Mutual Interest: WaMu cuts 3000 jobs.
Deadlock: Upshot of yesterday’s Petraeus hearing.
Since He’s Bailing Out the Banks: Bush makes vacuous proposal for homeowners.
GAO: Over $5 billion in federal employee spending violated procedure.
Teen Assaulted at School for Sign: “If you love our nation, stop illegal immigration.”
Cyber Attacks: Homeland is not secure.
Nepalling: Violence before Nepal vote.
“We will use the full weight of the law to expose and root out corruption,” Bush said. “My administration will do everything in our power to end the days of cooking the books, shading the truth and breaking our laws.”
There Is a God: Two-faced baby born in India.
From Growing Up Straight: What Every Thoughtful Parent Should Know About Homosexuality, by Peter and Barbara Wyden. Copyright 1968.
HOW PARENTS RAISE HOMOSEXUAL DAUGHTERS
Is lesbianism really much less common than male homosexuality? The best evidence suggests that it is.
The reasons for this male-female disparity are probably largely physical. Sexual activity in boys generally starts earlier than in girls, and so does homosexual activity (in one study of lesbians, not a single girl had any homosexual experience until the age of 16). Moreover, since women participate in heterosexual intercourse without special physical qualifications (such as an erection for the male), many homosexually inclined women are overtly probably heterosexual or sexually inactive.
What, then, does set off the female homosexuality? If the parental background is very disturbed, the daughter’s homosexuality may emerge relatively early.