So human beings respond to warfare in ways uncorrelated to their genitals and ability to bear offspring. Astounding:
“Contrary to popular belief, women who go to war respond to combat trauma much like their male counterparts,” said lead author Dawne Vogt, PhD, of the Veterans Administration National Center for PTSD and Boston University School […]
Lane Moore highlights the idiocy of manxiety and TV shows preying upon the fears of being emasculated.
I could go on and on about how this “Bros Being Bros Who Put Bros Before Hos And Other Words That Rhyme With Bros (maybe something about Bose speakers?)” TV line-up is largely ridiculous and vaguely disturbing, […]
My most recent post up on Science Not Fiction covers the strangeness of sci-fi sexuality. A big part of it is my deconstruction of my experience playing as FemShep in Mass Effect:
The point is that sci-fi lets us see those variables of attraction and sexuality […]
Ann Friedman at GOOD asks the critical question :
Fifty years after the invention of the birth-control pill, we are all so busycelebrating our contraceptive options—and defending our access to them—that we tend to forget how few we have. The basic science behind most contraception remains virtually unchanged since the 1950s, when researcher […]
io9 takes a look at the ladies of experimental lunacy:
It wasn’t until the 1890s, with the advent of the “New Woman,” that fictional women were allowed to be mentally as well as physically and sexually dangerous. The New Woman was a woman who took many of the theoretical ideas of feminism […]
Women, as it happens, enjoy sex and porn. Whether it’s cultural, biological, or both, women respond to different forms of arousal. For example, not being treated like objectified nymphomaniacs:
[Petra] Joy says: “Women enjoy seeing a curve of arousal and like to understand why these people are having sex and how they got turned […]
A British couple was prevented from adopting on the grounds that the couple could not tell a child that homosexuality was an acceptable lifestyle:
They rejected suggestions that the case involved “a threat to religious liberty”, adding: “No one is asserting that Christians – or, for that matter, Jews or Muslims – are […]
Ross Douthat (whose name I always read as doubt-that) argues what might be a some-what reasonable position on pre-marital sex:
When social conservatives talk about restoring the link between sex, monogamy and marriage, they often have these kinds of realities in mind. The point isn’t that we should aspire to some Arcadia of perfect […]
An intriguing interview/discussion with Annie Lennox and her cohorts at The Guardian:
Monica Ali: There’s a perception that as countries develop economically issues of gender and inequality will automatically get better, whereas the whole thing needs to be stood on its head so that gender inequality is at the […]
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