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Indomie Mi Goreng is an instant noodles product line made under the Indomie brand by the Indofood company, the world's largest instant noodle manufacturer, located in Indonesia. Mi Goreng is Indonesian for "fried noodle". Indomie Mi Goreng is simply abbreviated as Indomie goreng by most Indonesians. Indomie Goreng is a type of instant noodle served without soup and is stirred well with soysauce, oil, and seasoning. This instant noodle derived its inspiration from traditional Indonesian dish call

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This afternoon, during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, President Obama spoke on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and announced a major increase in our efforts to help the international community fight the outbreak.

While starting off by reiterating that the chances of an Ebola outbreak happening in the U.S. are extremely low, he made clear that West Africa faces "a very different situation," especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — the countries that have been hardest hit by the current outbreak:

[CDC Director Tom Frieden] and others recently returned from the region, and the scenes that they describe are just horrific.  More than 2,400 men, women and children are known to have died — and we strongly suspect that the actual death toll is higher than that.  Hospitals, clinics and the few treatment centers that do exist have been completely overwhelmed.  An already very weak public health system is near collapse in these countries.  Patients are being turned away, and people are literally dying in the streets.

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Senators Want Broader U.S. Response to Ebola

WASHINGTON — The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has already claimed more than 2,400 lives, is outstripping U.S. and international efforts and may require stronger actions than those outlined by President Barack Obama, senators said Tuesday.

Senators at a joint hearing of a health committee and an appropriations subcommittee said they were prepared to approve Obama’s $ 88 million request to expand the U.S. response. But they described Ebola as a threat to the world and suggested bigger steps than those announced by the president on Tuesday. Obama said his strategy for tackling the outbreak includes sending 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the Liberian capital of Monrovia, training 500 local health care workers per week, constructing 17 local health care facilities, and providing thousands of home care kits.

“What’s happening in West Africa is happening because of the failure of a public health system” that lacks an equivalent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who chairs both committees. “We have spent lots of taxpayer dollars in shoring up military operations around the world so people can defend themselves against insurgencies, and yet on this one aspect we have been woefully inadequate. It’s like we expect our CDC to do everything. … We need those other CDCs, those forward outposts where people can defend themselves and in turn defend us.”

Harkin and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said they were concerned about leadership for the U.S. response. While efforts in West Africa are led by the Agency for International Development, Mikulski said she didn’t know who was leading the administration’s efforts in Washington. The White House should identify a point person, Mikulski said.

Republicans, of course, wasted no time alleging an underwhelming administration response. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said, “My math says we’re going to be behind the eight ball on Day 1 because we won’t have enough beds.”

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of two Americans who contracted the virus in Liberia this summer and survived after treatment in Atlanta, told senators he felt it was his duty to speak up for strengthening a response he described as “sluggish.” He met earlier in the day with Obama.

“Many have used the analogy of a fire burning out of control,” Brantly said. “Indeed [Ebola] is a fire — it is a fire straight from the pit of hell. We cannot fool ourselves into thinking that the vast moat of the Atlantic Ocean will protect us from the flames of this fire. Instead, we must … keep entire nations from being reduced to ashes.”

Dr. Beth Bell, director of emerging and infectious diseases at the CDC, said her agency does “not view Ebola as a significant public health threat to the United States” at present, even though the number of people infected is probably double the estimates. But the window of opportunity to control the outbreak is closing, she said, and the epidemic will become a global concern if unchecked.

The senators heard from agencies developing treatments and a vaccine — the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The experts advocated further research into the experimental drug ZMapp, given to seven Ebola victims this summer, including Brantly. Five who got the treatment survived.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told senators that two potential vaccines against Ebola enter clinical trials this fall.

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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‘One Blow Could Change.. Life’: Boxer Overcame Rough Childhood To Become Inspiring Athlete

This boxer’s strong will and spirit both inside and outside the ring pushed him to shatter expectations and become a winning athlete.

Bobby Hornsby, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia, was confronted with a host of challenges growing up. When he was 2 years old, his mother left his physically and verbally abusive father, and in that same year, Hornsby’s father was sent to prison on murder charges. He says he spent much of his childhood wishing he had his father around in his life.

“Growing up I longed for a relationship with my father. My mother had no idea that I cried myself to sleep at night because I wished he was present,” Hornsby told HuffPost in an email.

At age 15, Hornsby decided to channel his energy into boxing, after his mother offered the sport as an alternative to the play fighting he was often involved in with his friends. Hornsby says he chose to learn from his father’s mistakes and take on the sport as a positive passion. He diligently practiced boxing and watched himself win more and more amateur championships. Now, almost a decade after his discovery of the sport, Hornsby has become a professional boxer, with a record of 8-0 wins.

It is Hornsby’s determination and relentless fight that is featured in a new Gatorade ad from the brand’s “Win From Within” series, which showcases athletes who have overcome adversity to become strong people in their everyday lives, as well as within their sport.

While the boxer’s own drive has led him to excel, he credits the sport with teaching him some major life lessons.

“Boxing was the one thing that challenged me enough to capture my full attention and is a sport that demanded my respect,” he wrote in his email to HuffPost. “The biggest thing that I have learned is to never give up, because one blow could change the outcome of the whole fight, [as well as] life.”

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Last week, The Denver Post’s marijuana news site The Cannabist posted what may be the best job description — and job — ever.

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The Cannabist launched just days before Colorado’s legal recreational marijuana dispensaries first opened their doors to sell weed to adults on Jan. 1, 2014. It has since covered all things marijuana — from business to politics to strain reviews — and will now, apparently, cover sex.

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In Winterthur, Switzerland, Dr. Jill Biden speaks on the Obama-Biden Administration’s commitment to higher education and job-training programs to ensure American workers have the skills they need to succeed in the global economy.
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A Look Back at Lehman Brothers and Where We Stand Six Years After the Financial Crisis

September 15, 2008 — a day that rocked the American economy to its core after Lehman Brothers, then one of the nation’s largest investment banks, filed for bankruptcy. The largest filing in history, Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy sent shockwaves through the global markets and left families and businesses reeling.

In the months before the President took office, Americans watched as the private-sector cut 800,000 jobs a month, the housing market cratered, and the American auto industry threatened to collapse. That economic turmoil — the severity of the challenges we faced in 2008 — stand in stark contrast to where we are now, six years after the Great Recession.  Now, thanks to American workers and businessmen and women, our economy has added 10 million jobs and is growing stronger by almost every economic measure.

While there is more work to do to keep our economy moving forward, take a look back with White House Administration officials who shared the critical moment and key decisions the President made in three different areas of the economy to get us to where we are today. Then slide across the charts to see how far we’ve come in the last six years.

"The Epicenter of That Crisis": The Housing Market

The collapse of the housing market sparked the Great Recession, driving down home prices, halting construction on new homes, and forcing millions of families into foreclosure.

Listen as Shaun Donovan, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, describe how they created “most comprehensive, aggressive housing strategy that the country has ever seen” within the first few weeks of the Obama administration. There’s much more work to do but now, home prices are rising at a fast pace and homebuilders are breaking ground on 50,000 more homes each month than they were in 2009.

 
 
 

"The People Who Took the Biggest Hit": American Consumers

The economic volatility of the Great Recession hit consumers especially hard and, with a dearth of key consumer protections, Americans were forced to spend much more conservatively.

Listen to Amy Brundage, Deputy Director of Communications, explain how President Obama created the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau – an independent agency to help protect consumers when they’re applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any other consumer financial product. Now, as the economy continues to grow stronger, American consumers are confidently spending $ 170 billion more each month than they were when the President took office.

 
 
 

"What Needed to Be Done": American Businesses

During the recession, the amount of American exports that our companies sold abroad fell by billions.  

Last year, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker reflected on how President Obama sought to restore confidence in the markets and stabilize the economy. Listen to her explain how the Obama Administration is focusing on expanding trade and increasing how much businesses sell in the global market. Now, under President Obama, our businesses are selling $ 70 billion more overseas each month than they were during the Great Recession.

 
 
 

There is more to do to ensure our economy continues to grow. That is why President Obama is taking action to invest in manufacturing, energy, and infrastructure and to improve the financial security of working families and the middle class. Learn more about what the President is doing this year here: www.whitehouse.gov/year-of-action.

You can listen to other Administration officials reflect on the financial crisis here.

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week in World War I September 12-18, 1914

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British Merchant Ship Sunk by a German Submarine, North Atlantic

The Submarine War

Submarine craft have existed since the 18th century and more primitive versions date back even further. The First World War, however, was the first conflict in which submarines were widely deployed and were they played a major role in shaping both the course and the final outcome of the conflict.

German submarine deployment was focused primarily on the Atlantic and to a lesser extent the Mediterranean. The Atlantic, however, was the decisive theatre, principally the seas around the British Isles, the North Sea and the coast of France. What came to be called the Battle of the Atlantic pitted the German submarine fleet against the combined naval forces of Great Britain and France, and later those of the United States. At stake was Germany’s attempt to cut off Great Britain from access to overseas sources of foodstuffs and raw materials and force her out of the war and later, to prevent American men and materials from joining the Allied war effort.

The Allies successfully combated the German U-boat menace through a combination of tactics, such as conveys and aerial reconnaissance, and through new military technology, such as depth charges. An early version of sonar, or ASDIC as it was originally called, was developed in 1917, but was not deployed until after the war had ended. Despite these responses, Germany came perilously close to closing Britain’s Atlantic lifeline. In the process German U-boats sank nearly half of Britain’s merchant marine fleet, with considerable human losses.

German firms like Krupp had been building U-boats for the German navy since before the war. By 1914 Germany had a total of 33 submarines, of which five were short-range defensive types and the rest highly effective long-range boats. With the German High Seas Fleet bottled up in its ports, Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz argued that the only effective way Germany had of enforcing its own blockade was the use of U-boats. With this decision, no hostile merchant vessel was safe from the scourge of the U-boats and unrestricted submarine warfare.

Initially, the U-boat campaign was directed against the British Grand Fleet. Later, U-boats were directed against merchant shipping and the trade routes of the Entente Powers. Germany’s policy of unrestricted submarine warfare proved to be a major factor in swaying American public opinion to enter the war on behalf of the Allies.

On August 6, just two days after the British declaration of war, ten German U-boats sailed from their base in Heligoland in northwest Germany to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea. This was the first wartime submarine patrol in history. The patrol was unsuccessful. One U-boat, U-9, broke down and returned to port without seeing any action. U-15 was rammed by the British Light Cruiser HMS Birmingham and sliced in half. It promptly sank. A third, U-13, was reported missing and believed to have been sunk by a mine. While the patrol was unsuccessful, the greater range of operation exhibited by the patrol raised concerns at the Admiralty about the vulnerability of Royal Navy anchorages, at the same time, however, the Navy continued to discount the threat that submarines could pose to large surface vessels.

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German Submarine U-14

They were soon to be dissuaded from this belief by a string of successful U-boat attacks. On September 5, U-21 torpedoed the Royal Navy light cruiser HMS Pathfinder. Two weeks later, U-9 found and sank three old armored cruisers: HMS Aboukir, HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue. Three weeks later, U-9 struck again sinking another old cruiser, HMS Hawke. The sinking of this many cruisers caused considerable alarm at the Admiralty and raised doubt about the security of the fleet’s main anchorage in Scapa Flow. British war ships were immediately redeployed to ports in eastern Ireland and western Scotland until additional security measures could be installed at Scapa Flow. While the losses had been minor, they had succeeded in forcing one the world’s most powerful naval fleets to temporarily abandon its home base.

On November 23, despite the new precautions taken, U-18 was able to penetrate the defenses at Scapa Flow and enter the anchorage but found the fleet absent. It was subsequently spotted and eventually forced to surface and surrender. On the very last day of the year, U-24 sighted the British battleship HMS Formidable on maneuvers in the English Channel and sank her.

The first attacks against merchant ships commenced in October 1914. On October 14, the British Merchant ship SS Glitra became the first British merchant vessel to be sunk by a German submarine. U-17 stopped and searched the vessel. In accordance with the prevailing rules, the crew was placed in lifeboats and then the seacocks were opened to sink the Glitra. U-17 never actually fired upon her.

On October 20, less than a week later, U-24 became the first submarine to attack an unarmed merchant vessel without warning, torpedoing the steamship Admiral Ganteaume. The ship was carrying 2,500 Belgian refugees and the U-boat commander claimed he had mistaken her for a troopship. Fortunately it did not sink and was towed to the French port of Boulogne with minimal loss of life. On January 30, U-20 torpedoed and sank the steamers SS Ikaria, SS Tokomaru and SS Oriole without warning.

Within 90 days of the onset of World War I it had already become evident that the submarine would play an important role in the conflict and that it would revolutionize the conduct of naval operations. Within a few months, the German government would announce a policy of “Unrestricted Submarine Warfare” and open a new chapter in the history of naval warfare.
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Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

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American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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What to Do When Your Manager Steals Your Ideas

Many of my business coaching clients are doing their best to advance. They’re clawing their way up the corporate ladder and do quite well reaching executive levels… but not without challenges. One such challenge that I’ve seen a lot of post-2008 financial crisis, is when a manager steals a subordinate’s ideas.

Let’s face it, times are tough and competition fierce and this comes into play even in the manager/employee relationship. Since the balance of power favors the manager given that he or she controls appraisals, promotions, and raises, it can render one feeling frustrated, betrayed, and unsure how to proceed. This quandary is a tough situation as you’re trying simultaneously to protect your hard work, maintain your job, and not upset the person who oversees your work. Knowing though how to strike a balance among honesty, diplomacy, and directness is crucial in dealing with this issue.

Here’s what you should do:

  • Keep in mind, in taking your ideas, your manager is actually complimenting you. He or she is just going about it entirely wrong.
  • Ask your manager for a review, clarify duties, responsibilities, expectations and express your strong dedication and commitment to the job. In a non-accusatory way tell him/her that you feel you don’t always get full credit or recognition for your efforts and that it’s really important that you do because you value hard work. Approach the situation gently by taking the stance that there may be a problem of miscommunication: “I’m sure it wasn’t intentional but I noticed my name was left off the reports.” This indirect approach will send the message that you’re fully aware of what’s going on and hopefully it will lead to change.
  • Speak to a mentor within the company. A senior level employee will likely be more familiar with the corporate culture and policy and can provide direction and support. Find someone you can trust and who is familiar with your work.
  • Protect yourself by keeping emails and maintaining a paper trail. Copy your manager on emails that show progress you’re making.
  • Think like a leader: interact with senior level colleagues conveying your cutting-edge ideas and expertise so they’re aware of your capabilities and skills. This serves two purposes: 1.) Helps to promote the perception that you’re an important and vital player in the company. 2.) Sets you up for advancement within the company should things not work out with your current supervisor.
  • Ultimately if things don’t change, then bring human resources into the situation. Remember to be calm and respectful because getting credit isn’t worth much if it’s done at the expense of losing your job.

For more tips on dealing with challenging situations at work and home check out my book BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days.
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The Problem With the ’75 Percent of Lesbians Are Fat’ Statistic

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It is 8:15 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and I just spent no less than six hours completely consumed by statistical farce. My head is pounding, my eyes are burning, the air-conditioning seems unconscionably loud, and all I want to do is eat some cereal and go to bed. But alas, I am writing. I know if I stop now, I’ll never be able to maneuver my way back through this vortex of numbers, articles, side notes and screenshots to logically prove to you how painfully misleading and downright stigmatizing this “75 percent of lesbians are overweight or obese” media frenzy is.

My bookmark folder on “lesbian obesity and stigmatization” was born in March 2013, when the study purporting to examine the “interplay of gender and sexual orientation in obesity disparities,” funded by The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), only had a million and a half dollars to its name.

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Buried in the abstract of the study appears the line, “three-quarters of lesbians are obese,” a statistic employed by the lead researcher as evidence to support funding, and subsequently exploited by the news media to critique ludicrous government spending. Several articles surfaced highlighting the latter, first trickling in on my keyword “lesbian” Google News alert, and then flitting about my newsfeed outfitted with the same semantic bait: “The Government Spends Millions on ‘Lesbians Are Fat’ Study.” One second-rate article after another framed the NIH grant as a “disturbing waste of tax dollars,” that ignored the “well-being of the nation as a whole,” because let’s face it, who really cares about lesbians? Especially fat lesbians. It was insufferable.

The first time around, the lesbian blogosphere did not seem to pay the story much heed. I was inundated with work, so rather than rise to the occasion, I decided to do some research, and file my rebuttal into the “stories to write later” folder. Then last week, like déjà vu, the headline resurfaced with a vengeance. They say, “pick your battles,” and this time, I was ready with plenty ammo. I watched my newsfeed and waited. I wanted to see if anybody else would pick up on what I had found…

Here was Autostraddle saying that the statistic “missed the point” entirely, and extolling queer culture for being more open to loving ladies of “all shapes and sizes.” At XOJane, the author cleverly quipped about quinoa to make the jarring insult seem a little less derisive; “Sure, 75% of lesbians may be overweight or obese, but in my anecdotal experience at least 90% are also vegans, so how are those broads getting so fat on quinoa and nutritional yeast?”

I recognize these writers for their effort to rationalize a highly irrational and condemnatory statistic, and applaud their desire to further extend the message that lesbian culture is more body positive than most other subcultural communities. I do agree with that claim.

But in every post, the same questions remained unasked:

  1. WHAT IF 75 PERCENT OF LESBIANS ARE NOT OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE?
  2. What if the researchers are wrong?
  3. What if the widely quoted statistic that “three-quarters of lesbians are overweight or obese” is based on unsubstantiated data and extremely small sample sizes?
  4. What if the claim is a statistically insignificant pile of garbage that is wholly misleading?

For some odd reason, nobody ever questioned the validity of the statistic itself, when it was established as fact, or what the motivation behind the original research was in the first place. I, on the other hand, was determined to find the proof in the pudding!

My journey through the depths of Google Scholar finally led me to the same article again and again that claimed, “lesbians are more than twice as likely to be overweight or obese than heterosexual women.” This one article is cited in nearly every other major academic article on the subject of sexual minorities and BMI (body-mass index).

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Here’s the kicker: Within the study, there is one specific chart that notes the sample size of lesbians used to calculate the average BMI, used to determine overweight and obesity of the group. I should have selfied my face in the moment because it would’ve made for a perfectly histrionic Tinder pic — seriously, nothing says, “Are you F*CKING KIDDING ME?!” like my face did when I realized how much this study ABSOLUTELY DID NOT statistically prove that 75 percent of lesbians are overweight and obese.

Here’s the simple reason why the statistic is a sham:

Q. How many straight women were in the sample size?
A. 5,460

Q. How many lesbians were in this sample size?
A. 87

The article is called “Overweight and Obesity in Sexual-Minority Women: Evidence From Population-Based Data” (Boehmer et al.). Read it for yourself. You will not find the number “87″ lesbians ANYWHERE in the text. You have to actually look at the chart that doesn’t list the average BMIs to find the “n” value for the lesbian sample size (in statistics, n = the sample size). Look for yourself. I’ll give you a second…

Exhibit A): This chart shows that the sample size used to calculate the average BMI (body mass index) for lesbians is n=87, and that for heterosexual women, that value is n= 5460.

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Upon seeing the number, you most likely will need a second to process the b*llsh*t for yourself: 87 is, in fact, the number of lesbians used to make a sweeping claim about lesbians being overweight and obese.

YES, I SWEAR. THE SAMPLE SIZE USED IN THIS STUDY IS 87 LESBIANS AND 5,460 STRAIGHT WOMEN. Unless I am missing something MAJOR, this article, along with a whole slew of other articles that go on to cite it, is conclusive of nothing. To base an entire population’s average BMI on 87 women is absurd. And I really don’t think I missed anything major. The “n” value here is pretty damn clear.

The crux of the issue is this: How can any study, let alone one that intends to make sweeping generalizations about the impact of sexual orientation on an entire populations’ BMI, consider 87 people a reasonable and adequate sample size? How can 87 women possibly stand to represent ALL lesbians in the USA?! I just can’t figure how in the hell is it considered academically sound, and moreover, deemed legitimate by a peer-review board of scholars, to compare 87 lesbians to 5,460 straight women??!!?!?!

I don’t care if there are fewer of us in the general population; no matter how you frame it, or weight it, or manipulate it, the average BMI of 87 lesbians “randomly” selected in 2002 means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to us as a community. And it means nothing to me. For one to claim that this number is a statistically significant sample size large enough to draw conclusions that will have huge implications on a marginalized community’s public health perception is not just unethical, it’s insulting.

The results section of this study truly pays homage to faulty logic. The author in one sentence admits that their sample size is too small to be precise (understatement of the century!), but in the next paragraph has the audacity to claim that their population-based data are of “great relevance” and that they (the researchers) posses “rigorous evidence” to prove that lesbians are an “at-risk population for overweight and obesity.”

“It will be important for future population-based studies that include a bigger sample of lesbian women to improve on the precision of our estimates because the corresponding tests will have better power than we had. Despite these limitations, our use of these population-based data was of great relevance. We provide rigorous evidence that lesbian women are an at-risk population for over-weight and obesity, and thus, for negative health outcomes secondary to obesity.”

Just like that, based on 87 women, a statistic that “three-quarters of lesbians are overweight or obese” is born. In the years to follow, it will be successfully morphed into more egregious puns, memes and despicable jokes to mock us and delegitimize our sexuality with than I care to think about. Lesbians are fat. This claim about our community is not a joke, and to believe that the actual motivation behind this study was to benefit our community is not something I can honestly give credit to.

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I am not convinced that by proving, and consequently telling, lesbians that, as a population, we’re more likely to be or become fat will promote a more positive body image or inspire government-funded public health initiatives to come into fruition. Conversely, I am certain that the publicity around this “75 percent of lesbians are fat” statistic on social media is at present exacerbating the stereotype that “lesbians are just a bunch of ugly, lazy, misguided women with low self-esteem who can’t get a husband because they’re fat and don’t wear make-up, and therefore they’re terrible people and don’t deserve to be taken seriously!” (Cue double face-palm and a simultaneous slow-head shake.)

Others will argue that this statistic has been defended in many studies other than this study of lesbian obesity. They would be correct. In fact, there are a whole slew of academic articles that employ faulty logic (many of which cite this article to make their own claim on lesbian obesity), small sample sizes, inept research questions, and arguably homophobic and fat-phobic hypotheses, in an attempt to prove that lesbians are an overweight and obese population, and that we have BMIs higher than the average heterosexual woman. But the more you research, the more you realize the myriad analyses are just more of the same inadequate data set, heavily biased by stereotypes and a general ignorance regarding lesbian identity.

The real question we should be challenging these researchers with is this: Why is homosexuality being isolated as the indicative factor of one’s failure to thrive? If the National Institute of Health (NIH) is funding studies based on this claim (and it is), it’s terrifying to imagine how often baseless statistics are disseminated as truth, and how misleading our public health policies and initiatives most likely are — especially those that single out, and arguably stigmatize, sexual-minority populations.

It is no mystery that widespread invisibility plagues the lesbian community, but finding us is not impossible. Yet, not one study has taken the steps to access a representative sample size that surveys the lesbian community to make a comprehensive assessment on lesbians’ BMI, that is, if there is a statement to be made. Maybe it’s more flabbergasting to me because I can call 1,000 lesbians to action in my sleep. Literally. I could write a status now with an embedded link to survey lesbians, go to sleep, and wake up to not only 1,000 lesbians having answered it, but the potential for a network of over 200,000 queer women to have offered up their heights and weights.

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That being said, if you are a researcher with good intentions, in need of access to the queer lady demographic, I’d be more than happy to talk to you about your work. You need lesbians. I have lesbians. You have funding. I need funding. It’s a win/win. Let’s help each other out for the betterment of this community!

The bottom line: This whole thing seems disturbingly Machiavellian. At best, this study (and ones like it) is a lackluster inquiry parading as a progressive public health initiative. At worst, it is a conspiracy; a wholly disingenuous undertaking, biased by ignorance and rooted in compulsory heterosexuality and the pathological policing of gender presentation — all thanks to society’s fear of “fat”-bodied women.

Here’s why it all matters: As long as this statistic is being touted as a scientifically proven fact, we have a problem. When flung into the blogosphere, it is daily espousing a condescending correlation between lesbian identity and unhealthy weight. This notion is and will continue to affect the physical and emotional well-being of many a queer girl, both young and old. This is not okay. And you should not be okay with it.

It’s time to wake up and realize that lesbian visibility is not only about femme girls wanting to be recognized, but it is also about combating negative stereotypes and ending the institutionalized shaming of lesbian identity by bringing to light the breadth of our community. The only solution to reversing the stigmas attached to being a lesbian is to make visible the positive attributes of who we are, how we live, and what we look like. It’s not about emphasizing the average; it’s about celebrating the exceptional. It’s about coming out every day, and making our presence known, even when it seems awkward or irrelevant. It’s a commitment that 100 percent of our community must take on individually.

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A final note on research privilege: Though some of the articles I’m sharing via Google Scholar are publicly downloadable, many are only accessible in full via a university’s online journal database. In order to access these articles myself, I used my library card from Nova Southeastern University, a university in South Florida that makes its “NovaCat” database available to the public if you live in Broward County. Once logged into NovaCat, I was able to search for and open articles I otherwise could not have accessed via Google Scholar or another engine, like LexisNexis. This, in and of itself, is frustrating, and speaks to the elitism inherent in academia. Limiting the public’s access to scholarly journals makes conducting and analyzing research an endeavor that is ostensibly limited to those either enrolled in or associated with a university, or lucky enough to have a university affiliated library card (or a whole lot of money to spend on each individual article!). While some public libraries have access to scholarly journals and articles, most of them limit access to patrons on-site. Therefore, for somebody who only has access to the internet at home, and limited or no access to a physical library from which to access these journals, it is impossible to review articles published by academics. This sort of research privilege is rarely discussed, and is quite disheartening and problematic.
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Twenty years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law. It remains my proudest legislative achievement — but it didn't happen because of me.

It happened because, at a time when kicking a woman in the stomach or pushing her down the stairs was not taken seriously as a crime — and at a time when domestic violence against women was considered a "family affair" — something remarkable happened.

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An American Talks Turkey About the ‘Intolerant’ Chicken

Here in America, we have a knack for twisting around the meaning of a word and molding it into something we can get a bit more use out of. Americans are good at capitalizing on opportunities. In fact, we founded our country on that exact ideology. Thanks to such ingenuity, our vernacular is now full of words that at one time held a much deeper meaning. But with continued misuse some words and phrases now hold little more depth than that of a catch phrase or a commercial slogan. In fact many Americans don’t even take the time to use a word in it’s correct form at all, paying little or no attention to the fact that they are actually using the word incorrectly to make their argument. Not only does it make them look ignorant but downright silly. For example, one of the more recent mind-boggling, faux-pas circling around the sea of mass and social media is the word “intolerance.”

In the wake of Chik-fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathy’s death, any Google search will reveal that his name has made yet another step into the Internet limelight. A quick skim of any article will surely show the word ‘intolerance” lingering somewhere within the vicinity of just about every mention of his name. As a former adult entertainer and a ministry school graduate, I can say with sincere honesty that I have a perspective quite different than most when it comes to moral politics. After several church leadership roles and many years of growing up around organized religion, I feel comfortable in professing myself as one who has an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of “the church.” Soon after leaving adult entertainment, I went through a phase, like many do, where I felt “church” was the answer to all my questions. What I discovered was that church didn’t do much for my relationship with God at all. After leaving the trappings of organized religion behind, I am a stronger Bible-believing Christian who believes in non-judgmental love, redemption and yep, even Jesus. I’m not ashamed to say it. I don’t pick and choose what to believe out of the Bible. In fact, I take it pretty seriously.

Something else I take pretty seriously is not eating chickens. That has nothing to do with the aforementioned God stuff, I just don’t eat them — and because I don’t eat them, I’ve never eaten at a Chik-fil-A restaurant. The reason I don’t eat at Chik-fil-A isn’t because I think they are axe-wielding murderers who are intolerant of my vegetarian beliefs. I don’t have plans to stand in front of their door picketing with signs covered in blood that say, “INTOLERANCE!” I don’t care to publicize all of the facts and figures of how many chickens have lost their lives due to blood thirsty Americans and their love for the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Those Americans and Chik-fil-A’s indifference to my beliefs about vegetarianism does not make them intolerant, it makes them American.

I guess you could say, I don’t mix my chicken and my religion.

Soon after Mr. Cathy’s passing, I read of the horrible insults, name calling and overall vulgarities that have been thrown toward his family during their mourning and I feel it is absolutely shameful. When did it become acceptable to harass someone because they believed something different than you? Isn’t that exactly the battle cry of every equality activist fighting for the rights of gay and lesbian Americans? Doesn’t that seem a bit one-sided? The great thing about living in this country is that we have the right to be who we want to be and believe what we want to believe. Thanks to our Constitution, I have the right to be a vegetarian, ex-prostitute, who worships Jesus outside of church. I’m allowed to disagree with church politics just like S. Truett Cathy had the right to be a carnivorous, philanthropist who believed in traditional marriage.

Many gay marriage advocates will argue that because Mr. Cathy donated money to organizations in support of banning gay marriage, he was a hate monger. I argue back that he had the right to donate as much money to any charity he chose to because it was “his” money. He also donated mass amounts of his fortune to numerous other charitable organizations, as well. I would argue that by using the word “intolerance” in this way, it would stand to reason anyone in support of gay marriage would be bigoted and intolerant of anyone in a traditional marriage. The fact is, the word intolerance doesn’t mean “hatred.” Intolerance simply means, “I don’t believe the same thing you do, I don’t like what you believe and I don’t plan on changing my mind.” Let’s start respecting each others rights as Americans to believe differently from one another. Bigotry, hatred and intolerance should not be thrown around every time someone doesn’t believe the same thing you do. Let’s not forget the famous quote, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
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