Where did Chinese laundries go?

by Lisa Wade, PhD
Flashback Friday. Vintage Ads put up this advertisement in which a collection of “Chinese” bemoan the invention of the compact washer/dryer (text below): Selected text: If you know a little Chinese, you might sense these aren’t the kindest words you’ve seen. Some of our Chinese laundrymen friends have decided to throw in the towel. It […]


That thing about Republican marriages being happier? It isn’t true

by Philip N. Cohen PhD
In a new blog post, Brad Wilcox and Nicholas Wolfinger ask, “are red or blue spouses happier?” Their answer — suspense — red. Using the 2010-2014 General Social Survey, they start with this descriptive figure: Then they do adjustments, and show how their statistical controls explain the “Republican advantage in marital satisfaction.” And get this: So, […]


Hacked emails suggest that Sony’s fear of the NFL shaped its narrative about concussions in football

by Jay Livingston, PhD
In a previous post, I wrote about a University of Illinois football coach forcing injured players to go out on the field even at the risk of turning those injuries into lifelong debilitating and career-ending injuries. The coach and the athletic director both stayed on script and insisted that they put the health and well-being of the […]

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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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