When “Mama’s Boy” Matty Naugle stated that liberal men were pansies, apparently he was right!

Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality. That’s why most of the medical (not socio-spiritual) blame for today’s rise in homosexuality must fall upon the rise in soy formula and other soy products.

Well, that settles it. I guess my virile nature and attraction to curvy women is just me trying to overcompensate for my tofu intake in my stereotypically “crunchy” liberal lifestyle. I guess I should fully embrace the homosexual agenda and start having anonymous unprotected gay sex. Andrew Sullivan is a very handsome man – and, added bonus, he’s HIV positive!

OK, enough BS. First, the WND article claimed soy has estrogen.

I have nothing against an occasional soy snack. Soy is nutritious and contains lots of good things. Unfortunately, when you eat or drink a lot of soy stuff, you’re also getting substantial quantities of estrogens.

That’s not exactly true:

Studies investigating the value of soy have focused on the protein and isoflavone content of soy foods. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens or plant compounds that weakly mimic the action of estrogen (a reproductive hormone). Soy phytoestrogens are very complex; they bind to estrogen receptors and either enhance or diminish the effects of the hormone.

As for the alleged “feminization” of humans:

“There is no proof that it harms humans,” she says. “We haven’t seen any results. There’s no reason for soy-based formulas to be taken off the market.”

A 2001 study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined the association between exposure to soy formula and health in young adulthood, with regard to reproductive health. The study concluded that women raised on soy formula reported having slightly longer, more painful periods, but no statistically significant differences were observed. (emphasis added)

For more reading on the health effects of soy-based foods (which have been a part of human diets for more than 5,000 years), check this out.

UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan weighs in, so to speak.

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  • Thanks for posting this. I saw this also, and I knew it was bunk, but didn’t know how to intelligently refute it.

    My wife and I were vegetarians for a while (not very strict now) and when our kids were born we did a lot of research on the effects of soy on fetal development and newborns. We couldn’t find anything that would convince us it was a bad idea.

    This guy is just a crank.

  • Brian

    If the argument is “breast milk is best for infants”, my reply is “OF COOOOOOURSE!”. Provided the mother is eating healthy, nutritionally breast milk is good for an infant, and the bonding time with the mother is also good for the infant. But all research shows that soy is a healthy source of protein.

    I’m not vegetarian, but my wife is. That means I eat a lot of tofu. Just like any food, moderation is the key. Too much beef will mess with your system too. But I have found no credible support for this kind of scare-mongering about soy foods.

  • Here thanks to Ohdave’s unerring directions, to say thanks for the deconstruction and note that in the end videos like that refute themselves quite beautifully. I posted it at my site without comment. I’ll add one: go see Plunderbund’s. (Great name, incidentally.)

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