Posts Tagged ‘gender’

Sexist Comments of the Week: Race Dating Edition

Racists.
Last week, a brief history of racism among participants in the Washington Post Magazine Date Lab inspired some spirited defenses of racial preferences in the boudoir—and some polite rejections of the idea that one's blind date is merely acceptable "for an Asian guy." Let's take a look!:

28 Percent of Women “Unsure” of Basic Facts of U.S. Independence

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Last month, the Marist Poll asked 1,004 U.S. residents: From which country did the United States win its independence? The results varied based on region, household income, race, age, and gender—while 81 percent of men responded that the U.S. won independence from Great Britain, only 67 percent of women could say the same. [...]

What’s the Gender of Your Default Scientist?

Before and After.
Geek Feminism Blog points to a really interesting exercise that has "seventh-graders  draw and describe their image of scientists before and after a visit to Fermilab." Several of the students modified the gender of their illustrated scientists after a visit to the lab. Others, uh, didn't. Here's the blog's breakdown of the [...]

Tomorrow: Academic Kink and Balloon Dinos on Stilts

Worried that tomorrow's Capital Pride Parade won't be enough sex-and-gender related activity for one day? Pass the time before and after with an ad-hoc sexuality conference by day, and gay balloon dinos on stilts by night:

The Morning After: The Gender Binary of Hotness Edition

* Racialicious on the "flip side of racial profiling," as evidenced by this PostSecret submission: "those who do not carry the stigmatized features aren’t simply treated fairly, they’re given a benefit of the doubt that allows them to get away with the very thing that others are suspected of doing."

Come for the Pizza, Stay for the Deconstruction of Masculinity

One Thursday last month, during the lunch hour at H.D. Woodson Senior High School, half a dozen teenage boys have gathered to eat pizza and talk about hollering at women. “From where I come from, you holler at a girl,” one student tells the group. “A girl can’t be too upset when a guy is [...]

Paint By Gender: What Color Is “Penis”?

From Austin to A&M points us to this amazing survey on gender variation in the naming of colors. In an effort to determine whether men and women identify colors differently, Randall Munroe had users name over five million colors across "222,500 user sessions." The result? "Basically, women were slightly more liberal with the modifiers, but otherwise [...]

When Will “Aesthetic Plastic Surgery” Empower Men, Too?

Dr. Val Lambros is five years into a 20-year study of how the face ages. Every five years, Lambros sits a group of study participants in front of a 3-D camera, maps out their faces, and then painstakingly aligns the images to see what time has wreaked upon their pores, wrinkles, [...]

Breast Implants for Jesus vs. Breast Implants for Feminism

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is on a How To Please Your Man kick this week. Yesterday, Schlessinger admonished wives who aren't interested in sex and deny their husbands "the normal, expected 'reward' of love and passion:
Most of the time, too many wives just get lazy and self-centered about taking care of their romantic and sexual [...]

Best of D.C.: Sexist Edition!

The BYGays
The City Paper's Best Of D.C. issue hits stands today. Pick it up! On a personal note, the yearly Best Of issue gives me some wiggle room to write on my non-Sexist-related interests. (Yes, I do have them, but they largely involve drinking). Check out my entries for Best Coffee Shop, Best Dive Bar, and [...]

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