Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Gaydar @ Chicago Tribune and Elsewhere
Rex Huppke over at the Chicago Tribune has a nice, short little article about gaydar and the phenomenon of the "glass closet."
No one was surprised by Ricky Martin's recent announcement about his sexual orientation and Huppke goes into some interesting research by J. Michael Bailey from Northwestern University. It turns out that both gay and straight people are pretty good at guessing who is queer and who is not.
If you are interested in some recent findings about how gay people tend to be physiologically distinct from straight people, check out the New York Magazine article from '07 "The Science of Gaydar." It is full of pictures and nifty correlations. Go look, you won't regret it.
Who knew that the direction your hair swirls, the length of your ring finger and the density of your fingerprint ridges (among other things) all point to whether or not you think "All About Eve" is the best movie ever made?
(Hat tip to Dr. Snickerdoodle, super genius.)
(Public domain image of Bette Davis as Margot Channing in the best movie ever made.)