I read an article sometime ago, though I can’t seem to find it again: it was regarding an FMRI study in which people were shown erotic images, and for some reason they found that when straight men viewed homoerotic images(this was true even ofliberally minded ones who had no perception of it), there was a threat response activated in the brain. It was not true of any permutation of subject and erotica other than straight men viewing gay pornography.
It struck me at the time that perhaps—to the disappointment of we who would prefer a more tolerant society—that perhaps there’s something inate about this particular bigotry(and also a reason why lesbianism has at times been slightly more tolerated than it’s male counterpart).
Is anyone aware of this research, is my recollection of it wrong?(I’m willing to believe it is). I can’t seem to find my original source.