MeSH Terms Substances Pheromones Grant Support LinkOut - more resources Full Text Sources HighWire - PDF. The dizzying diversity of human sexual strategies - life - 26 November 2008. SOME people revel in a reputation as a Casanova and others proudly proclaim their chastity.
But most of us probably prefer not to advertise our sexual proclivities. Still, if you think your attitudes to sex are a private affair consider this. Earlier this year, Lynda Boothroyd of the University of Durham, UK, and colleagues published a study showing that the majority of men and women were able to accurately judge whether a person would be a good bet for a committed relationship or were more interested in a fling, just by looking at a photograph of their face.
How exactly we make this assessment based on such minimal information is up for debate, though Boothroyd's study did yield one clue. She found that men who were judged to be more "masculine" and women who were considered more "attractive", were likely to be seen as more inclined towards casual ... 'Taking LGBT Equality Further and Higher' - Toolkit for Staff in Colleges and Universities. Brian Whitaker on Joseph Massad's case against Lesbian and Gay rights in the Middle East. Brian Whitaker on Joseph Massad's case against Lesbian and Gay rights in the Middle East Added by David Hirsh on September 21, 2007 02:41:20 AM.
Joseph Massad, associate professor of modern Arab politics at Columbia University, is a controversial figure. As a protégé of the late Edward Said, who is also of Palestinian-Christian descent, his views on Zionism have made him a target of the Israel lobby, while others have defended him in the name of academic freedom. In 2002 he plunged into a different controversy with a paper entitled "Re-Orienting Desire: The Gay International and the Arab World" which sought to marshal a case against gay rights from a nationalist and secular standpoint -- one not based explicitly on a moral judgment of homosexuality itself.
Read the whole piece, By Brian Whitaker, on GayCityNews.com.