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Women and men wired differently.

You know because we are robots. No but really, a new study has found that women and men are neurologically different and thus feel emotions differently. Because we need more studies to support this hypothesis, really…

The study focused on activity in the amygdala, a cluster of neurons found on both sides of the brain and involved for both sexes in hormone and other involuntary functions, as well as emotions and perception.
Mr Cahill and his co-author Lisa Kilpatrick scanned the brains of 36 healthy men and 36 healthy women. The subjects were told to relax with their eyes closed during the scan, so that differences between the sexes could be studied at rest rather than during ‘heavy lifting’ such as ...

You know because we are robots. No but really, a new study has found that women and men are neurologically different and thus feel emotions differently. Because we need more studies to support this hypothesis, really…

The study ...

What is in a name?

Apparently there has been a little upswing in the number of women that have decided to go back to taking their husband’s name upon marriage.
Interesting?
“Adopting a husband’s last name remains an entrenched tradition that is on the upswing, despite a temporary blip in the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s where many young women tended to want to hold on to their birth names,” said UF linguistics professor Diana Boxer, who led a series of studies. “I think it reflects how men’s power continues to influence American society despite the fact that women have made great advances economically and socially.”
The exception is highly educated women in academic and professional positions, said Boxer, whose research was funded by ...

Apparently there has been a little upswing in the number of women that have decided to go back to taking their husband’s name upon marriage.
Interesting?
“Adopting a husband’s last name remains an entrenched tradition that ...

Science my ass.

I was happy to see that eight families have filed suit in response to the ridiculous intention of the school board from Dover, PA to introduce “intelligent design” to ninth-grade biology class. At the same time, I’m not happy about how intense this load-o’-crap dispute is getting.
The trial is being considered by some as one of the most significant evolution-linked legal battles in two decades.
The families’ (and backed by the ACLU) argument is that its teaching in school violates the First Amendment clause specifying the separation of Church and State. Sounds pretty solid to me. On the other hand, the attorney defending the school board argues that “the case is about free inquiry, ...

I was happy to see that eight families have filed suit in response to the ridiculous intention of the school board from Dover, PA to introduce “intelligent design” to ninth-grade biology class. At the ...

Study suggests women take decline in social status better then men

This study published in the UK suggests that women deal better with decline in social or financial losses. The study seems to have several flaws(like suggesting that one reason is because women look to successful family life instead of career success for happiness) and should not be generalized outside of its sample population, but I still thought it was interesting.
Men who experienced a downward social shift were four times more likely to feel depressed than men who improved their social status, whereas there was no marked difference in the mental health between women who moved up or down the social ladder, according to research from Britain’s Newcastle University.
Women in the study were actually twice as likely ...

This study published in the UK suggests that women deal better with decline in social or financial losses. The study seems to have several flaws(like suggesting that one reason is because women look to successful ...

Anti-Choice Feminists = (Oxy)morons?

The Chicago Tribune has a half-assed assessment of the “breadth” of modern feminism. They use three examples to represent the spectrum of feminist organizations: Concerned Women for America (“bringing Biblical principles to public policy”), Feminists for Life (“Refuse to Choose”), and the Feminist Majority (“working for women’s equality”).
The Tribune took up the topic presumably because Supreme Court nominee John Roberts‘ wife is counsel to Feminists for Life. (Ellen Goodman turned in a good column on this subject.)
So I’ll take the article’s bait: Is there such thing as an anti-choice feminist? Not by my definition of feminism. I think you can be personally against abortion and still ...

The Chicago Tribune has a half-assed assessment of the “breadth” of modern feminism. They use three examples to represent the spectrum of feminist organizations: Concerned Women for America (“bringing Biblical principles to public ...

Check it.


You must check out this awesome online magazine, The F-Word, just launched by a Women’s Studies major from Temple University, Melody Berger. The magazine’s audience? Teens and young women.
The very first issue has just been completed, and now open for viewers to read. It has a ridiculous amount of kick-ass essays, articles, and artwork. They even have a couple of interviews with some of our fabulous famous feminists, like Gloria Steinem, who discusses a range of topics, from the third wave to the war. (My personal favorite section of the mag was the “Howling Harpies.”)
The dope thing about this magazine is not only does it mobilize young women and cover a crapload of ...


You must check out this awesome online magazine, The F-Word, just launched by a Women’s Studies major from Temple University, Melody Berger. The magazine’s audience? Teens and young women.
The very first ...

End of Feminism’s 3rd Wave?

This is an article published in Ms. a while ago, but I just came across it and wanted to get some feeback. It is written by Lisa Jervis, the co-founder of Bitch magazine and she talks about what she considers a dated term–“wave” when refering to feminist activism and thought. She believes that in our attempt to distinguish ourselves as “third wave” feminists, we have caught ourselves in the belief that there is a singular way to be feminist.
In her reluctance to answer questions about “third wave” ideology, she responds…
This reluctance isn’t just me being cranky and not wanting to answer any hard questions. Here is the reality: We’ve reached the end of the ...

This is an article published in Ms. a while ago, but I just came across it and wanted to get some feeback. It is written by Lisa Jervis, the co-founder of Bitch magazine and ...

A Feminist Take on the War

If you’re interested in learning about a feminist perspective on the war in Iraq, check out Cynthia Enloe’s work. I was lucky enough to see her speak at the Institute for Research and Women’s annual conference at University at Albany last week titled, “Making Feminist Sense in the War in Iraq”.
One part of Enloe’s discussion was identifying “militarization”, and how during this time of war we are vulnerable to be militarized ourselves — to believe that not only that we are constantly threatened by certain “enemies” in the world, but that violence and war is usually the only way to solve this problem.
Enloe is chair of the Government Department and director of the Women’s Studies department ...

If you’re interested in learning about a feminist perspective on the war in Iraq, check out Cynthia Enloe’s work. I was lucky enough to see her speak at the Institute for Research and Women’s annual ...

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