Skip to comments.The Mother of the Homosexual Movement - Evelyn Hooker PhD
Posted on 07/16/2007 10:19:10 PM PDT by monomaniac
July 16, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Although few have heard of her outside the movement she helped to shape, the psychologist Evelyn Hooker's contributions to the advance of the homosexual political movement puts her in an historical class with Margaret Sanger, the foundress of Planned Parenthood and institutionalized abortion, and Alfred Kinsey the "father" of the sexual revolution.
Hooker, a professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles for 30 years, is credited in the medical and psychological community, and most especially amongst homosexual political activists, with establishing that there is no measurable psychological difference between heterosexual and homosexual men. Her work introduced and developed the idea that homosexuality, far from being a mental disorder, is merely a normal minority variant on human sexuality.
Hooker's influential study on the issue, first published in 1957 in the Journal of Projective Techniques, was and still is presented as proof that homosexual activity is normal and as valid a lifestyle as heterosexuality. The first of several studies that Hooker published, the 1957 study served as a foundation for most of the homosexual movement's political and philosophical orthodoxies, including the assertion that any objection to the agenda is born from an irrational fear, since labelled "homophobia."
Born in 1907, Hooker lived long enough to receive the 1991 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest, from the American Psychological Association. The citation on the award read, "Her pioneering study, published in 1957 ... provided empirical evidence that normal homosexuals existed, and supported the radical idea then emerging that homosexuality is within the normal range of human behavior."
A report for the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality by researcher Jeffrey B. Satinover, cites Evelyn Hooker as "more than anyone else" the one whose work is responsible for normalizing homosexuality.
Satinover writes that Hooker's work has helped the homosexual movement - in keeping with the Marxist theories from which it came - to convince judicial and legislative bodies such as the US Supreme Court that homosexuality comprises an oppressed "class" whose rights have been trampled by irrational prejudice.
Hooker's work itself, however, was the product of a deliberate effort by homosexual activists to bring forward particular, pre-arranged outcomes, an approach that precludes scientific objectivity.
While teaching at UCLA in the late 1940's, Hooker fell in with a group of homosexuals and the newly formed activist organization, the Mattachine Society. Founded by leading thinker and member of the US communist party, Harry Hay, the Mattachine Society members convinced Hooker to embark on a research study of homosexuality on their behalf in order to advance the movement.
The study's subjects were selected entirely by the Mattachine Society, a group that Hooker herself admitted in the report had "as its stated purpose the development of a homosexual ethic...". In the same section she concedes the possibility that homosexuals are indeed pathological. The inadequacy of her methodology was acknowledged by the Journal of Projective Techniques that published it.
In the study, "The adjustment of the male overt homosexual", Hooker administered three standard personality tests to two groups of 30 men, one homosexual and screened by the Mattachine Society and the other heterosexual. Despite the fact that the purpose of the study was ostensibly to examine the possibility of mental instability in homosexuals, individuals who showed signs of mental instability were removed from the groups, which further predetermined the study's conclusion.
As with many other such "groundbreaking" studies seminal to the sexual revolution however, although Hooker's research has been criticised, and for all practical purposes debunked, the movement she helped to launch has not slowed.
To this day, the Hooker study is the only paper referenced in detail on the main website of the American Psychological Association in its discussion of Gay and Lesbian issues. It was one of the two upon which, in 1973, the APA decided to remove homosexuality from the list of psychological disorders. It was the one study discussed in the APA's brief in 2003 in the Lawrence v. Texas case that struck down the criminal prohibition of homosexual sodomy in Texas.
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That just proves the study of psychology is at best a joke.
the foundress of Planned Parenthood
Since when has the word ‘founder’ become gender specific?
The science is not useless, but she made a mockery of it.
There’s something about women when they become evil.
She knew what political conclusion she wanted to draw and she used science as an excuse. Lot of that still going on today.
Liars figure and figures lie. “Professing to wise, they became fools.”
That this doctor’s research was bogus is no surprise. I’ve known a number of queers, and NONE of them was even remotely mentally normal. Some of them were darned smart, but they were smart nutcases.
Without having ever seen the movie, I can tell you what the plot will be like.
Two heterosexual guys want to save money by sharing a household, so they engage in a sham civil union saying they are homosexuals.
They will pretend to be homosexuals to avoid having their “union” invalidated and will trot out every stereotype with a humorous bent.
They will generally treat homosexuals like props and targets for their vicious humor.
Near the end of the movie, they will discover how wrong they were about homosexuals, that homosexuals...er...I mean “gays” have real needs and rights, both financial and emotional, and that society has been robbing them all these years of those financial and emotional rights. In the course of their quest, they will fall in with homosexual couples and those who sympathize with them, and realize “They are people too...”
They will get misty eyed, and will probably attend a real wedding between a homosexual couple, and one of them will catch the bouquet.
How many straight guys like to be hairdressers, interior designers, etc.? How many straight guys think like women?
It became gender-specific just for this occasion to be used as a subtle put down of this awful woman.
Sanger, Kinsey, and Hooker — the Satanic trinity.
No, it proves that someone with an agenda can select their sample and design their research to reach the conclusion that they are looking for. Unfortunately, scientists can do the same thing. The problem is not with the nature of the science but the bias and lack of integrity of the scientist.
One place you can read the Hooker study is here.
Dr Satinover discusses the many problems with the Hooker study here: The Trojan Couch. You'll have to scroll down to page 7 to read his comments on the Hooker study.
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The study's subjects were selected entirely by the Mattachine Society, a group that Hooker herself admitted in the report had "as its stated purpose the development of a homosexual ethic..."
Satan is good at what he does.
HGTV used to one of the "safe channels" on cable for us. Now I can't watch more than a few shows before they're fixing up Bill and Todd's pad. Sheesh.
I could be wrong, but I believe that the point GATOR NAVY was trying to make was that, in a respectable discipline, one would hope that such a fraud would be identified and summarily disregarded, rather than enshrined as is the case here.