Eating too much soy turns men gay, reports WorldNetDaily, a conservative news site run by Joseph Farah, a member of the vast right wing media conspiracy masquerading as a defender of the First Amendment.
This article has less scientific evidence than it says a "soy-damaged" man has testosterone, so there's no need to argue with its thesis. But let's look at it as an example of what's wrong with the right-wing media's case against queers.
-- It says "homosexuality" when it means male homosexuality. I've written about that elsewhere, so I won't repeat myself.
-- It never actually talks about homosexuality at all. What it does say is:
In fetal development, the default is being female. All humans (even in old age) tend toward femininity. The main thing that keeps men from diverging into the female pattern is testosterone, and testosterone is suppressed by an excess of estrogen.
Setting aside the obvious problem that gender performance and sexuality aren't the same thing, the article presents a worldview in which masculinity is under constant assault by femininity and must therefore be defended. Is this really a problem we should be devoting time to?
-- The big scary word "homosexual" also diverts attention from the real problem with soy, which is caused by the big businesses whose metaphorical dicks Christian conservatives love to metaphorically suck. (Our industrial agriculture system forces farmers to grow too much corn and soybeans, which big companies buy cheap and put into every processed food they can sell.)
-- The article attempts to generate more essential behavior differences between men and women. Women eat soy; men cease to be men if they do. That's almost as dumb as having men's coats button one way and women's another.
-- Most right-wing writing about gay issues uses facts as loosely as this one: Soy simulates estrogen; estrogen is produced by women (though it's also produced by men, just as testosterone is produced by women); therefore soy causes men to be like women, a.k.a. gay.
-- And, finally, the piece never says what's wrong with being gay. I mean, for a reactionary publication, couldn't they do better than the meak claim that "homosexuality is always deviant," especially if it's so easy to catch? Pussies.