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The soy menace!
Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality.

I'd love to see citations for ANY of his claims. :-)

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janscottfrazier From: janscottfrazier Date: December 13th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Soy does contain natural estrogen but the amount is pretty small. The most any normal consumer would get from that is some water retention. As long as the male body is producing testosterone (and there's nothing supressing it) then there will be no effect whatsoever with the sex organs.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 13th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know there is natural estrogen in soy - but he makes lots of claims about what it does with not citations. :-)
From: gearhead Date: December 13th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Alar_Scare What are we DOING to our CHILDREN!? /Alar_Scare
kadnkadnk From: kadnkadnk Date: December 13th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
That's hilarious. And I thought soy milk hadn't really taken off because of the flavor. :)

On a slightly more serious note, I'm lactose intolerant and pregnant and have brought up my concern of the possibility of drinking/eating too much soy during pregnancy with my midwife. And her reply was that as long as I keep it to two servings/day of soy, then I have absolutely nothing to worry about. I'm not sure how well-read she is on the literature, and she's probably just using the everything-in-moderation argument, but it is what it is.

cyber_pagan From: cyber_pagan Date: December 13th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I love the anti-semetic literature advertised on their site. They seem to be equal opportunity haters :)
7threality From: 7threality Date: December 13th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Actually, there was a study a year or two ago that I read an article on that said that soy wasn't all that healthy for men, because of the estrogens. Basically, moderation (or more) was the key, don't use soy in your diet like the average american uses meat (3 meals a day) if you're going vegetarian. A few servings a week was okay.

This guy is just a wingnut who probably saw that study (or another) and decided to go to extremes.
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: December 13th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I seem to recall it was also deemed mostly a problem for those who were pre- or currently going through puberty. Frankly, if a 12 year old boy is ingesting significant Estrogen, he's going to have problems.

The soy OD from eating the 20 plates of edamame a day to get that level isn't going to help either, when his bowels get up and leave.
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qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: December 13th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
But... you... and my mom... and... *confused*
naweiner From: naweiner Date: December 13th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
aha! i thought i saw a picture of you dressed as a girl. :)

mindways From: mindways Date: December 13th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Just the headline nearly had me snarf.

That being said, soy's growing omnipresence in processed foods can be somewhat irritating, even if only for those of us who are trying to keep low-soy for allergy reasons.

(Kinda like corn syrup for those allergic to corn. Freakin' everywhere.)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: December 13th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Or wheat for those with gluten allergies. Yeah.
hnybny From: hnybny Date: December 13th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, I'll be getting tested for a soy allergy after the new year. If I don't eat any.....will I grow a penis?
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: December 13th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I was sexually confused once! But it passed as soon as it occurred to me to just ask her, "So, are you trying to jump me, or what?"
From: jehanna Date: December 13th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
It is correct insofar as eating lots--and it has to be huge quantities, since they're only present in minute amounts per serving--of phytoestrogens can produce some female secondary sexual characteristics in men. So males with a tendency towards gynecomastia, say, would probably want to cut back on the soy.

Anybody who thinks this has anything to do with sexual orientation is still falling into the gender == orientation trap, but that's to be expected of wingnuts.
From: nickhalfasleep Date: December 14th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
It's obvious! Look at China! Japan! Thailand! entirely gay!

oh wait...