Saturday, February 9, 2013

Give it a rest

The University of East Anglia infamous for its Climate research Unit and its lying researchers has another waste of space working for its Media Studies Dept. Dr Brett Mills head of the dept wrote in European Journal of Clinical Studies that Sir David Attenborough's various wild life programmes do not show enough of the prevalence of homosexuality in the animal kingdom. You really can't make this stuff up...
MSN News.
A study carried out by The University of East Anglia has shown that Attenborough's BBC programmes do not depict enough gay animals.
The study, led by Dr Brett Mills, claims that the programmes too often create narratives of animal life based around the traditional heterosexual family unit, even though those animals may be gay.
Dr Mills says, 'Heterosexuality is upheld as the norm in wildlife documentaries and the idea of the family it presents is one which equates the family with heterosexuality.
'The central role in documentary stories of pairing, mating and raising offspring commonly rests on assumptions of heterosexuality within the animal kingdom.
'This is despite a wealth of scientific evidence which demonstrates that many non-human species have complex and changeable forms of sexual activity, with heterosexuality only one of many possible options.'
Now it may well be that certain animals are queerer than a queer thing being queer, however it's all down to interpretation of the commentator and researcher, it's not as if we can ask the animals now is it?

Picture courtesy of Daily Mail
 As you can see from Dr Mills' comments, he simply does not know what actually might be going on but is interpreting the data to suit his study rather than the observed behaviour of Sir David, it may well be that he's right, though I rather suspect that most people will go with Sir David and presume that Dr Mills has some form of axe to grind or is being funded to 'normalise' gay behaviour despite most of us not giving a damn and not wishing to have our noses rubbed into the constant litany of gay propaganda.
Media studies has a pretty bad rep when it comes to academic esteem and clearly Dr Mills is a leading light in its never ending search to plumb the depths of inanity by studying what people watch and reinterpreting it to fit the desires and agenda of the powers that be.
Then again, as with the CRU tape scandal, East Anglia university has a reputation for mercenary academic behaviour and following the money, churning out any old rubbish so long as the funding is there. As gay rights seems to be the big thing on the agenda with Cameron's government, it's not too surprising we're being hit with drivel like this.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to see more of those monkeys that masturbate constantly. They are not on the TV enough! Perhaps we could have a program about a dog who licks his balls too, and a room full of cats licking their arses.

JuliaM said...

Isolated examples of aberrant behaviour (and as animals are governed by Darwinian impulses, destined to be bred out of the species) or mistaken examples of dominance displays.

Nothing 'gay' to see here, so no need to cover it in a serious wildlife programme.

BG! said...

Perhaps Dr. Mills has confused deers with dears, African Greys with African Gays and Alpacas with fudgepackers. Maybe he's also partial to a Cockatoo once in a while?

His head's so far up his own arse that he would probably qualify for the sort of wildlife documentary that he thinks needs more prevalence.

Fahrenheit211 said...

If you want wanking monkey's I believe that you can easily get tickets to the strangers gallery in the House of Commons.

James Higham said...

Again, I was thinking along similar lines - well said.

Anonymous said...

So how long has Brett mills been studying animal behaviour?
Ole` Davy Boy`s been doing it for what? 60 years?