Rethinking Venus and Mars

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By J. Goodrich The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children By Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett Columbia University Press Consider this vision of the ideal classrooms: one for girls, one for boys. The first is filled with quiet, focused girls comfortable sitting at their desks for long periods of […]

How a Nonexistent Study is Predicting the Future and Ignoring Women

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Have you heard about the new study concerning rising rates of depression among men, as a consequence of both the mancession (men losing their breadwinner jobs in the latest recessio,n which will depress them) and changing social gender roles (men having to become house-husbands, which will depress them)? Neither have I, because the study doesn’t […]

Shed a Tear for Good Reporting

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The MSNBC headline: “Stop the waterworks, ladies. Crying chicks aren’t sexy.” Now what on earth could that be about? Turns out it’s this study by Israeli neurobiologists : In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, the Weizmann Institute of Science researchers collected emotional tears from female volunteers by showing them sad movies. Then […]