TaserLord t1_j6yafjd wrote

>His journey to this small town along the Arizona-Utah border is part of a growing global trend of people turning to ayahuasca in search of spiritual enlightenment and an experience they say brings them closer to God than traditional religious services.

Exactly. Religion does not deliver, and so it looks for something that can.

And then, like always, religion eats it.


TaserLord t1_iw30z8j wrote

Is there a dominant negative stereotype that matches this? Is there a balancing, positive stereotype, or stereotypes focused on other traits which might also be in play? Are respondents signing on to that negative stereotype? Is there an association between the negative stereotype and the gendered voice? Does the selection of the voice, including pitch and timbre, word selection, and voice inflection invoke the negative stereotype either unintentionally or by design? There's a lot of assumptions bound up in the statement they make - they need to be teased out before the stereotype can reasonably be put forward as the cause of the voice preference. That's all I'm saying.


TaserLord t1_ivbhs60 wrote

I'd love to see this research broadened - is this specific to Facebook, or do other platforms have the same tendencies? Does the strength of this effect vary with platform?