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1aA Reluctant Defense of Sunscreen for Men
Lotion is socially constructed as feminine and so some men, attempting to avoid the prevailing insults of our time – gay, fag, bitch, pussy, douche, girl, and woman – are disinclined to use it. Eeeew, lotion! You know who you are, guys. Sunscreen is a category of lotion and so putting on sunscreen is equivalent to admitting you’re the sun’s bitch.  Men […]
1Cuteness Inspired Aggression is Widespread
Don’t you want to pinch it and squeeze it and bite its little face off!? You’re not alone. Rebecca Dyer and Oriana Aragon, graduate students in psychology, brought subjects into a lab, handed them a fresh sheet of bubble wrap, and exposed them to cute, funny, and neutral pictures of animals.  Those who saw the cute […]

1Sunday Fun: Confirmation Bias for Everyone!
By David Malki at Wondermark.  H/t to @annettecboehm. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds an M.A. in human sexuality from New York University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Wade has published academic research on U.S. discourse about female genital cutting, hook up culture on college campuses, and the social significance of our body and its biology. She also travels for public speaking and appears in radio, tv, and print media. You can follow her on Twitter, on Facebook, or visit her website.

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