Hi Sociology-Friends! Happy March! This week we’ve got resources on public sociology, social science research on sexual double standards, and new research on the gender gap in crime rates across countries.

The Editor’s Desk:

On the Eds’ Desk this week, Evan Stewart presents some of our favorite resources on public sociology.

There’s Research on That!:

Sexual Double Standards,” by Amber Joy Powell. We rounded up social science research on the persistence of sexual double standards between men and women.


Who’s Shelling out for Household Services?” by Sarah Catherine Billups. New research in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that men’s income, not women’s, determines if couples hire household services.

Explaining the Gender Gap in Crime Cross-Nationally,” by Ryan Larson. New research in Criminology finds that young men and women commit crimes at more similar levels in countries with more gender equality.


Will #MeToo Widen the Political Divide?” by Jenn Edwards. The New York Times talks to Musa al-Gharbi, Joanna Pepin, and David Cotter about how the #MeToo movement may affect the U.S. political divide.

Misleading Census Counts May Stoke Immigration Fears,” by Lucas Lynch. In a recent article in The Washington Post, sociologist Richard Alba argues that the census over-estimates counts of racial and ethnic minorities, a move that can seriously affect politics and policies in the United States.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

Digital Drag?” by Allison Nobles.


A New Black Holiday, or Why W.E.B. Du Bois’s 150th Birthday Matters,” by Marcus Anthony Hunter.

Council on Contemporary Families:

‘Unconventional Wisdom’ on Creating and Conceiving Families in the 21st C” by Virginia Rutter.

CCF Honors Nina Martin, ProPublica, on Abortion, Pregnancy, and Maternal Health,” by Christie Boxer.

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