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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.
1 (2)Saturday Stat: World’s Top Military Spender
According to the Stockholm International Peace Institute, the United States remains the world’s top military spender. In fact, U.S. military spending equals the combined military spending of the next ten countries.  And most of those are U.S. allies. Although declining in real terms, the U.S. military budget remains substantial and a huge drain on our public […]

1 (2) - CopyHappy Birthday, Sociological Images!
We’re 7 years old today!  To celebrate, here’s a picture of seven capybaras. Thanks to everyone who has visited over the last seven years!  This is our 5,226th post and I can hardly believe it.  Ready to charge on for another! Here are some highlights from the last year. The blog never ceases to surprise! Volunteers put […]

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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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