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Jeff Zito

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Homophobia is destroying the environment, research suggests.

A new study published by Sex Roles reveals most men opt for environment-damaging plastic bags when shopping because they feel reusable bags look like purses — and carrying a purse makes them look “gay.”

Pennsylvania State Professor Janet Swim says the results of the study don’t surprise her. “People may avoid certain behaviors because they are managing the gendered impression they anticipate others will have of them,” she says.