Monday, August 31, 2009

PSA: Scientists Behaving Badly

Go here for more information about a certain survey going around.

In sum: Someone from outside the fannish communities has determined fan communities are the perfect breeding ground to fill out their paperwork on 'unified fabric of human desire'.

Some individuals have logged the survey as being heterosexist, heteronormative and cissexist just for starters. But most importantly the supposedly anonymous survey isn't. IP addresses have been matched to journal names and ID's.

More links expressing the WTF here at this journal.

Personal note: I get enough of the Zoo aspect in my life to volunteer for more. And history shows that as a black woman, a woman and a lesbian, there will always be someone trying to codify, box and explain my sensuality and sexuality to suit their comfort zones.

ETA: Best. Summary. Ever.