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Omitting data to make a completely inaccurate point

In this article “More women than men dismissed from military for being gay” about the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, the author (Adam Levine) is basically saying the military is being unfair to women. The article never states this outright, but even the title is written in such a way that is trying to make a point… a completely inaccurate point.

The problem with this article, and just about everything else in the world that tries to make a point with half-reported pseudoscience is; missing data. What is that missing data? How about the common sense realization that, as two separate groups, a higher percentage of homosexual women (out of all women) are drawn to fight and serve in the military vs the number of homosexual men (out of all men) who are drawn to fight and serve. It makes perfect sense then that a higher percentage of women would be ousted from the female ranks than men from the men’s ranks, because there is simply a higher percentage of homosexuals among female in the military. If anything, the data being reported backs up this hypothesis.

If that is the case, then it tosses the article’s entire premise, that the military is being unfair to women, out on its ear. If the military were to discharge just as many men as women under this stupid policy, even while women only make up “14 percent of troops”, that would in fact be woefully unfair.

However, with more reporting like this and tons of reactionary idiots out there who can’t think for one second about what they are really rioting about, who then read these kinds of reports, we’ll have a law or something called “equal bashing of gays in the military act” hit the floor and probably be voted in… all because some jackass reporters wanted to snag a few more eyeballs by making a completely inaccurate, inflammatory statement with their dumb article.

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