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1bThis Month in SocImages (February 2015)
SocImages News: The Washington Post name-dropped SocImages in its article on this year’s female-friendly Super Bowl commercials, specifically our collection of ejaculation imagery in ads. I weighed in on Valentine’s Day at the Bitch podcast, Popaganda. I was able to contribute to articles at the Greatist (Are We Seriously Not Having Better Sex Than Our Parents?) and  Los […]
2What Do Women (Seeking Men) Want?
Flashback Friday. Dating site OKCupid did an analysis of 500,000 inquiry messages to determine what keywords correlate most strongly with getting a reply.  It has some great lessons about dating and some counter-stereotypical news about what heterosexual women want from men. This first graph shows that mentioning someone’s level of attractiveness decreased the likelihood of getting a response […]

2 (1)Jay Smooth on the Idea of the “Good Person”
“First, let me say that I’m tired of all of this talk about ‘snubs,'” said an anonymous member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And continued: And as far as the accusations about the Academy being racist? Yes, most members are white males, but they are not the cast of Deliverance — […]

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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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