[Ed. – Real men don’t separate trash.]
A Pennsylvania State University (PSU) professor’s study concluded that men who engage in environmentally friendly behaviors deemed feminine are more likely to have their heterosexuality questioned.
Titled “Gender Bending and Gender Conformity: The Social Consequences of Engaging in Feminine and Masculine Pro-Environmental Behaviors,” the study involved three individual studies, each with 960 subjects, according to a PSU news release. In one of the study’s activities, participants read a list of hypothetical daily activities of different profiles and then judged the sexual identity of a person on a −5 (gay or lesbian) to 0 (bisexual) to 5 (heterosexual) scale.
“If being seen as heterosexual is important to a person, that person may prioritize gender-conforming over gender-nonconforming pro-environmental behaviors in anticipation of how others might see them,” Swim said. …