Tag Archives: empathy

Gender and empathy: Men shouldn’t need to “imagine if it were your wife/daughter/mother”

TweetStassa Edwards, a new mother of a baby boy, has a really great piece on rape culture and how we teach our sons about consent. She notes that after reading about the Steubenville case, she asked herself for the first time, “How do I prevent my son from becoming a rapist?” And decided the answer [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: How are we doing in the aftermath of Sandy Hook?

TweetToday’s post is technically more of a check-in than a weigh-in. But I hope in light of recent events you’ll forgive my semantic oversight. We’ve covered the Sandy Hook shooting with heavy hearts. Today, the Daily Beast and others are pointing out that our responses to the shooting have been gendered. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center [...]
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The Academic Feminist Goes Global: A Conversation with Carolyn Pedwell

TweetIn this month’s column, our travels in academic feminism take us to the UK for a conversation with Carolyn Pedwell, a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University. The conversation explores how a transnational approach to feminist theory can uncover erasures of women’s experiences, and asks what happens when the current culture of commodification puts [...]
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There is no right way to hate your body

TweetThis weekend, I had the great honour of speaking on a panel with the incredible Hanne Blank and the estimable Therese Shechter. We were there – at Momentum – to talk about sex and body image online, and our panel was what Hanne called a confetti conversation: we threw a bunch of bright and diverse [...]
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Study shows rich people are less ethical

TweetIt’s pretty funny to see the headline “Wealthy More Likely to Lie, Cheat: Researchers” on a news site owned by and named after the very wealthy Mike Bloomberg. Who knew Bloomberg was so self-critical and introspective? New research, written up in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, attempts to answer the question “are society’s most noble actors [...]
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