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2 (1)Racism Kills: New Data on Stress and Mortality
African Americans are less healthy than their white counterparts. There are lots of causes for this: food deserts, lack of access to healthcare, an absence of recreational opportunities in low income neighborhoods, and more. Arguably, these are indirect effects of racist individuals and institutions, leading to the disinvestment in predominantly black neighborhoods and the economic disempowerment of […]
2 (1)On Playboy’s New Feminism
I’m going to start this post even though I don’t have an ending. About a year ago I was asked to start writing for Playboy. The editor said that he was helping to transform the magazine’s website into one that “was a destination for smart writing on sex.” I said that I’d keep the offer in mind […]

10Gender Rolls, Tastes Like Repression!
Thanks to Stuff Mom Never Told You for this fantastic satire! Thanks to Meredith E. for the tip! 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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